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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-05-10, 08:16 PM   #1
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need a rear tire recommendation for my fixie

hey. so i bought a pair of cheng shin gum-wall tires (700c x 25) for a fairly cheap price and after less than a week...i already have skid patches down to the "meshing". i understand that i'm new to fixies so i'm excessively skidding to get used to the fixed gear, but i'm pretty sure this tire should last longer than this. does anyone have a good recommendation for a rear tire? not some billion-dollar continental tire preferably
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Old 09-05-10, 08:18 PM   #2
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Soma Everwear.
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maybe pasela tg's.
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Haven't tried these myself but ive heard they can take a beating and for $15 why not

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=35589



Edit: Forgot the obligatory Get a brake!
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Haven't tried these myself but ive heard they can take a beating and for $15 why not

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=35589



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HAHHAHAHAHAAH these things are effing beasts...and so is the shipping for that shop. and of course i got a brake...citations are insane at stanford. i would get these right away if it wasn't for the s&h...kinda running on a college student budget

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New tire always goes to the front, put your front tire to the rear and put the new one on the front.
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Tires? That's like...been done. Geez

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Tires? That's like...been done. Geez

those rims must be crying
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^^^^They singing happiness.

CST Comps.

They're so cheap, they are replaceable.

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^^^^They singing happiness.

CST Comps.

They're so cheap, they are replaceable.
that's what i'm currently using...it's been less than a week and they already got skid patches down to the thread. i can't buy replacements biweekly hahaha
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schwalbe marathons. seriously the most bomb-proof tires ever, especially if yr going to be riding brakeless.
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Poor rims. They did not die a quick, painless death.
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hey. so i bought a pair of cheng shin gum-wall tires (700c x 25) for a fairly cheap price and after less than a week...i already have skid patches down to the "meshing". i understand that i'm new to fixies so i'm excessively skidding to get used to the fixed gear, but i'm pretty sure this tire should last longer than this. does anyone have a good recommendation for a rear tire? not some billion-dollar continental tire preferably
You've got a front brake, use it.
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