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    All white Michelin 700c x 28 tires

    For those of you who like retro tires

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MICHELIN-all-whi...item19b9928793
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    those are nice, but $27 shipping sucks hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichsia View Post
    those are nice, but $27 shipping sucks hard.
    Yeah, that's just because the seller is an idiot to ship it USPS priority mail instead of UPS ground, which would be less than half as much. I just got a set of track wheels from Ben's Cycle, and the shipping was $12.35 via UPS ground! Still, if those tires go for only $10, then the total with shipping would be $37, which ain't too bad.

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    I'm sure those would look sharp on a new bike. But wouldn't they just turn a nasty gray after a few miles?
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    Yes. That's why you put them on an old (vintage) bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Yeah, that's just because the seller is an idiot to ship it USPS priority mail instead of UPS ground, which would be less than half as much. I just got a set of track wheels from Ben's Cycle, and the shipping was $12.35 via UPS ground! Still, if those tires go for only $10, then the total with shipping would be $37, which ain't too bad.
    my guess is that these have wire beads and he doesn't want to fold them. the shipping price is the same as rims he has up for auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gospastic View Post
    my guess is that these have wire beads and he doesn't want to fold them. the shipping price is the same as rims he has up for auction.
    For sure, however, shipping would be cheaper by UPS ground in either case. USPS tends to charge by size whereas UPS charges by weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Yes. That's why you put them on an old (vintage) bike.

    I have a set of white tires on my vintage bike and I ride it every chance I get, all I do is clean them up after every ride, not something that most are prepared to do but it works for me. =0)
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    I have a set of white tires on my vintage bike and I ride it every chance I get, all I do is clean them up after every ride, not something that most are prepared to do but it works for me. =0)
    This Semperit is 10 years old and still looks great. Like you said, just keep it clean.

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