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    Purple tires

    Michelin made some back in the day.
    They were discontinued.

    DOES anyone know where i can find some?

    I'll buy a bunch even.


    thanx
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    ebay

    I got a few sets sitting on ice until I get my purple roadie built up.

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    ew.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    white SS grand compes + RIT dye?

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    mad skidz through a blueberry bush?

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    Any color you want. I tried orange Krylon (tm) paint of a set of tires and they lasted for years.
    This space open

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    aside from "to look mad tacky", why on earth would you run purple tires? are you contemplating joining the circus? perhaps the carebears?
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    aside from "to look mad tacky", why on earth would you run purple tires? are you contemplating joining the circus? perhaps the carebears?
    Probably to match his purple brooks, just to piss you off

    Haven't seen any purple tires in a while tho.

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    if i saw a purple tire in real life, i'd punch it.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    http://www.queens.co.za/products/tyres.htm

    pro race come in purple/black I can show you a pic of how they look on a bike if you want.
    Last edited by Voila; 07-29-08 at 04:13 PM.

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    1. I like Purple. Who the hell cares? I like tacky

    2. I like matching my purple seatpost, with my purple stem, with my purple cranks, with my purple grips and my purple bell.

    3.Ever hear of the quote" if you have nothing constructive to say, ƒk ƒƒ"

    4. Idiots, knew i was gonna get a couple.

    5. to all who helped, Thank you!

    If anyone wants to sell me some, ill gladly buy em.

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    Get a purple headset too
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    Do you know how many super deep v-neck shirts he could buy if he sold his Pista...omg, it's almost overwhelming. He might even have enough money left over to buy some PBR!

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    purple spokes too

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    F that, you should cop this ish. S***s hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by photonick View Post
    Do you know how many super deep v-neck shirts he could buy if he sold his Pista...omg, it's almost overwhelming. He might even have enough money left over to buy some PBR!

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    funny, but really tho...

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    Found them!

    I was on a quest for purple tires and found this thread. Unfortunately it lead me no where so I gave up entirely. I was across town and stopped by a bike shop I had never been in before. They specialized in the single speed/ fixed gear scene. They also had some awesome purple tires (rather 'tyres' since it's a British company). They are the Twin Rail Courier by Halo:

    http://www.halorims.com/products-det...hp?id=tyhat74d


    And to those wondering why you would want purple tires; they look great. I have them on a gray and black Fuji cross comp. It's real nice. Mostly simple with a little bit of flash. They also have pink, green and white.

    I also was reading that many claim that colored tire = bad tire b/c they may slide out in rain or something like this. I ask the fellow working at the bike shop about this. I kind of tuned out during his answer but he basically said that the material that they use in their colored tires is the same as what they use on their dirt bikes tires.... something something.... they work great. I haven't tried them in the rain yet, but feel solid to me (+grain of salt since I'm not super elitist about cycling)

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    zombie gif here.

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    I saw an ebay auction the other day.. rainbow spectrum and a few more.. to be honest the tires looked like garbage but I think I saw purple there (don't hold me to that I am color blind between blue/purple merely see them as slightly different shades).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cptfx View Post
    I was on a quest for purple tires and found this thread. Unfortunately it lead me no where so I gave up entirely. I was across town and stopped by a bike shop I had never been in before. They specialized in the single speed/ fixed gear scene. They also had some awesome purple tires (rather 'tyres' since it's a British company). They are the Twin Rail Courier by Halo:

    http://www.halorims.com/products-det...hp?id=tyhat74d


    And to those wondering why you would want purple tires; they look great. I have them on a gray and black Fuji cross comp. It's real nice. Mostly simple with a little bit of flash. They also have pink, green and white.

    I also was reading that many claim that colored tire = bad tire b/c they may slide out in rain or something like this. I ask the fellow working at the bike shop about this. I kind of tuned out during his answer but he basically said that the material that they use in their colored tires is the same as what they use on their dirt bikes tires.... something something.... they work great. I haven't tried them in the rain yet, but feel solid to me (+grain of salt since I'm not super elitist about cycling)
    So in the ~half year that I've had these they've worn out faster than anything I've ever ridden. I have three holes in the tires and I wore straight through the tread when I made an emergency stop. Don't buy these

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptfx View Post
    So in the ~half year that I've had these they've worn out faster than anything I've ever ridden. I have three holes in the tires and I wore straight through the tread when I made an emergency stop. Don't buy these
    Don't know about purple but I can tell you about little kids' bike tires. The black tires that are commonly spec'ed on boys bikes wear about 3 times longer than the white tires that are commonly found on little girl's bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Don't know about purple but I can tell you about little kids' bike tires. The black tires that are commonly spec'ed on boys bikes wear about 3 times longer than the white tires that are commonly found on little girl's bikes.
    I remember reading something years ago, about black tire rubber being harder than the colored rubber compounds. Probably some extra step or material required for the colors that makes the rubber softer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    if i saw a purple tire in real life, i'd punch it.
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    cptfx needs to stop reviving zombie threads
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