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Old 03-26-08, 04:55 PM   #1
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Gold tire suggestion ...

I've got a set of Gold Deep-V's with black spokes 'n hubs. Got any ideas for decent colored tires? (black is kinda boring). I searched for some sort of matching gold side wall but no luck, other than yellow wall...
Am I destined to sticking with black tires?
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Old 03-26-08, 05:02 PM   #3
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Got any ideas for decent colored tires? (black is kinda boring).
How exciting are you expecting tires to be?
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Celeste would probably look decent with gold. What does the rest of your bike look like?
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...yeah thought about that too.
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Old 03-26-08, 05:04 PM   #6
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Currently its silver w/ gold decals....
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Old 03-26-08, 05:17 PM   #7
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So even your tires will be gaudy? Awesome.
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How exciting are you expecting tires to be?
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skinwalls or gumwalls look nice and 'retro' with gold ano rims.
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Old 03-26-08, 05:23 PM   #10
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I've got a set of Gold Deep-V's with black spokes 'n hubs. Got any ideas for decent colored tires? (black is kinda boring). I searched for some sort of matching gold side wall but no luck, other than yellow wall...
Am I destined to sticking with black tires?
Continental's GP 4000 comes in an all gold model

http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticy...x%204000.shtml
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Currently its silver w/ gold decals....
Celeste, gold, and silver would be a nice color scheme IMO. If you could find magenta/purple tires that would be cool too. Maybe better, idk.
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Continental's GP 4000 comes in an all gold model

http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticy...x%204000.shtml
Holy ****, you weren't kidding.
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If you find bikes with black tires boring, perhaps it's time you re-acquaint yourself with the joy that is Cycling
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Continental's GP 4000 comes in an all gold model

http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticy...x%204000.shtml
They have black sidewalls iirc.
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Old 03-26-08, 08:09 PM   #15
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dont do gold tires to match everything. thats just way too much! but if you do... post a pic.
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You'll never match gold tires to gold rims. Keep em black- the contrast of the two colors works fine.

You know- you could just paint the whole bike gold.....

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thanks for your input, i appreciate it! I think I'm going to look into these http://www.ridebikeprogear.com/cycli...s.aspx?pid=132
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Why is everyone so into gold lately? It's gold nitto everywhere.
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i used to rock a black and gold bmx bike
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thats funny

here's the weird part, if you ever DO paint a tire, that paint is NEVER EVER COMING OFF, even crap rattlecan paints on a dirty grimy tire

back when I worked in a body shop, not properly masking a tire before the car went into the booth was grounds for termination as the tire would have to be replaced,.....as the painter I saved about 40 guys jobs over the years because I'd do a tire cover check to make sure they hadn't folded it or whatever.

so yeah, just paint it gold, it'll probably last longer than the tire
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