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Old 06-10-09, 03:56 PM   #26
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my white tire is a rubino pro, it was only slightly more expensive than those cst ones.

i don't see the failure of buying colored tires here.
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thanks man!

They are CST super HP's, $40 for a
pair. They get pretty bad reviews but I don't skid very much and they hold up just fine.

http://tr.im/o3M1
those tires are $10 wholesale, it is a rubber poured in a cast. worst tire ever.
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the white 28c randos look awesome IMO
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Get white tires 'cause you like them, if your getting them for any other reason than that you shouldn't own a bike, and yes, they'll get dirty, you're riding on places that people and animals spit, vomit, piss, **** on, not to mention the oil leaks, busted radiators leaking anti freeze, garbage truck juice, and other foul crap thats on the street, so yeah, the white wheels are going to get dirty.
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think about it this way



would you not buy white shoes?
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those tires are $10 wholesale, it is a rubber poured in a cast. worst tire ever.

So I'm assuming you owned them and had a bad experience, then got a new set to make sure it wasn't just a fluke bad set. In that case, tell me why they are so bad. Or you've never ridden them and are just reciting information you've heard from various people on this forum.

the tires work fine, the correlation between price and quality is something examined far too much in bicycling.
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I rode a white CST in the rear and I got 2 pinch flats in a week and yes they were fully inflated. I ride pretty rough roads though. They held up to skidding pretty well for the short time I had them on though. As for the dirt factor they got really dirty really fast but that was riding through puddles and lots of dirt.
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So I'm assuming you owned them and had a bad experience, then got a new set to make sure it wasn't just a fluke bad set. In that case, tell me why they are so bad. Or you've never ridden them and are just reciting information you've heard from various people on this forum.

the tires work fine, the correlation between price and quality is something examined far too much in bicycling.
you can look at their construction though and see that they're not worth the money they're charged for.

rubino pros are 25.63 shipped from pbk. they don't have white in stock, but these tires are miles better in quality than those cst tires, guarnateed. it would definitely be worth the extra 11 dollars.

and it's next to impossible to argue that the two tires are of comparable quality.
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Ok I guess. Particularily on a classic bike.. My real favorite. Tires with reflecterized strip adjacent the rim.
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think about it this way

would you not buy white shoes?
i dont get it.
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the white 28c randos look awesome IMO
i have been riding them for a couple months now...i love them and i even wiped the sidewalls down a bit to bring back the brightness...they skid real nice like
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would you not buy white shoes?
I have two bikes with white tires, however, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing white shoes.
White shoes are for grandpas.
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I have 1 cst because it was the cheapest tire at my LBS when i needed it, which happened to be when i was broke. mine is white and it holds up like you would expect, the contact surface gets grey and nasty, but the sidewalls stay pretty clean. I have been running it for about 1.5 months of commuting 10miles a day and have yet to have a flat **knock on wood**. although i did get a pretty good sized gash in it, i believe it was from hop stopping.
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I have two bikes with white tires, however, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing white shoes.
White shoes are for grandpas.
my running shoes are white...idk haha


my point was...you can clean them, just like anything else that's white and gets used outdoors...


your socks get dirty too...do you only buy black socks? no...you just wash them
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are you suggesting that people should wash their tires after use?

LOL.
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those tires are $10 wholesale, it is a rubber poured in a cast. worst tire ever.
I've got a pair of white CST HPs and I've had absolutely no problems with them (they're actually rubber tread vulcanized to a woven nylon casing, just like many other clincher tires).

In fact, I'm quite fond of them.

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My real favorite. Tires with reflecterized strip adjacent the rim.
I really don't understand why all tires don't have this.
Easy to implement. Doesn't look bad. Free added safety.
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are you suggesting that people should wash their tires after use?

LOL.
i did that the otherday~ just to clean them up while i was wiping down my white rims~ i mean you bought white tires for a reason and you know they'd get dirty, so there's nothing wrong with giving them a lil scrub for shine you know?
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And yes, of course, white tires are a bad idea if you use your bike as a fashion accessory rather than a vehicle for transport.
No one here does that though... do they?
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they're actually rubber tread vulcanized to a woven nylon casing
Not saying anything about the quality of these tires. But you are most definately WRONG about the construction of these tires.

You don't vulcanize rubber to something. Vulcanization is a curing process for rubber that uses heat and sulfer. It causes natural rubber to cross-link so that it does not run as it can do in its natural state.

That being said, are you sure they use a vulcanized rubber? Vulcanized rubber is more expensive than butyl based rubbers or SBR that are commonly used for tires and tubes. And I just can not see them spending the extra cash to manufacture these tires out of vulcanized rubber.

Maybe you meant to say that the tires use a Butyl based rubber or SBR compound that is injection molded in a mold that has a woven nylon casing already placed in the mold as is commonly done in co-injection molding of polymers.

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your socks get dirty too...do you only buy black socks? no...you just wash them

Actually that was one of the main reasons I switched over to wearing only black socks, so that if they were dirty(like a stain) it didn't matter. And the same reason I decided against white rims, I didn't want dirty or to clean.
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LOL.

Call me what you want but I pick all the glass and grit out of my tires after every ride, and yes, I wash the tires when I'm done picking the glass and grit out of them, my dad always told me if I treat my **** right it'll last a lot longer, he was right.
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I stand corrected, seedubs.
I worded what I was trying to get across all wrong in the first place (when I read it back just now I even confused myself!) but after doing some light research, I find that the CST Super HP is not a vulcanized tire. However...for how inexpensive they are, I've had good luck with them and feel they're a decent, durable 'no frills' tire.
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I really sorry for necromancing this thread, but I've sort of wanted to pick up a set of white tires, but I've heard from a couple people that the rubber is softer and just gets eaten away by skidding.I don't skid much but sometimes I find it necessary. I would have brakes but I really don't want to do that to my b125s. Again sorry for reviving a dead thread but would really like to know if someone knows anything about this.
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How does having brakes affect your B125s?
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