I recently totally messed up my rear wheel/paint job after a crash and I need a new tire as well. (http://www.moderndecay.net/?p=743)
I'm looking for a really thick tire that's awesome for skidding... last time I bought a tire I had the Soma Everwear but I skidded through it in about 2 or 3 months and got a donated tire, the CST Super HP which lasted all of 2 weeks. I went back to the bike shop to get my wheel rebuilt after the crash and some new parts, and they had the Freedom ThickSlick tire in stock... the mechanic said he'd never tested it out on a track bike or fixed gear so I'd be the first reviewer of the tire at that shop. I'd like to get some opinions from you guys or someone who's tried it on bikeforums. I've heard it's a heavy tire but I'm not concerned about weight at all. What I'm really concerned about is how fast it wears when skidding. Thanks guys!
It was just a basic KMC 1/8 white chain. It's seen a lot of wear but I don't think that was the problem. My friend Tom at the bike shop said he had the same thing happen to him a while back and ruined his Sugino cranks. Apparently the stock cog that came with my bike is a piece of **** and that somehow made the chain snap...?
it looks like the damage is the chain, tire, tube, and possible a few spokes so not much monetary damage.
all the damage beyond the chain could have been avoided with a brake.
Not to mention the paint job. I'm not happy about that, I spent a couple weeks doing a nice rattle can job. I think most of the paint damage can be covered with a Krink marker though. The only damage done due to no brakes is my tire being ate through by my foot... but that tire was super old and I got it for free from a friend so I'm not too worried about that.
Mercier Kilo TT Pro, and some other bikes for mountain and road. My main cycle is my fixed gear.
Just ordered these tires cuz a friend I ride with in Houston has them, and I can honestly say that even their "Sport" model is thick as hell, and will do you just fine for skidding. I rode his bike and loved the way they looked/felt. They are super sticky too, so that'll be good for going fast around corners if you do that sort of thing. I love them.