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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I drive a Nissan and a Jeep.....Or Subaru ?
    over here in the middle kingdom, those are pronounced "rechan, jeepoo, and sibaloo."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    I would (and have) use Bell tires from Helmart before I use another Continental. They have failed me too many times including a blowout at 90 psi on a Continental Top Touring on top of Lolo Pass in Montana, a blown out sidewall of another Top Touring in my truck, 4 blowouts that left me stranded near Atlanta, Texas and a split tire from a small rock hit in Kentucky that left me riding the Bell tire.



    The tire above had 200 miles on it. If Continentals come in shares you can have mine!

    I actually wanted a pair of Schwalbe's when I bought the worthless Continentals in Cincinnati but the shop didn't have them in stock that day.
    +1. Schwalbe=always my first choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I drive a Nissan and a Jeep.

    How do you pronounce Worchestire, Gloucester, or Leicester ?

    Or Subaru ?
    I pronounce the British words as their locals would pronounce them since we have the same person as our respective Queens, and they sound ugly to my ears otherwise. I generally pronounce words in Anglicized form, and will continue to do so until the reality of the take over by other peoples hits home. I use the correct pronunciation of tomato, though one virtually can no longer find a Canadian who accepts it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    I would (and have) use Bell tires from Helmart before I use another Continental. They have failed me too many times including a blowout at 90 psi on a Continental Top Touring on top of Lolo Pass in Montana, a blown out sidewall of another Top Touring in my truck, 4 blowouts that left me stranded near Atlanta, Texas and a split tire from a small rock hit in Kentucky that left me riding the Bell tire.



    The tire above had 200 miles on it. If Continentals come in shares you can have mine!

    I actually wanted a pair of Schwalbe's when I bought the worthless Continentals in Cincinnati but the shop didn't have them in stock that day.

    I haven't had those problems at all with any of my Contis or any problems really. Different things happen to different people for different reasons. I can only speak from my experiences with Conti's and those of my shop-mates since I know them and the general riding they do.
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    just flip it over to fixed and forget about brakes. check out the documentary "premium rush" for more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
    I haven't had those problems at all with any of my Contis or any problems really. Different things happen to different people for different reasons. I can only speak from my experiences with Conti's and those of my shop-mates since I know them and the general riding they do.
    If I had a couple of problems with the Continentals, I wouldn't be that down on them. Stuff happens and I understand. But the straw that almost broke the camel's back was 4 blowouts at the rated pressure in less than 24 hours...3 of those blowouts were within 2 hours of each other...that left me stranded in east Texas.

    The final straw was the wheel strike above. I've used lots and lots of tires over 30+ years of riding and have never had the problems with any brand like I have with Continentals. They are supposed to be a high quality tire with a premium price to match. In my experience, they are just have the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveD View Post
    I pronounce the British words as their locals would pronounce them since we have the same person as our respective Queens, and they sound ugly to my ears otherwise. I generally pronounce words in Anglicized form, and will continue to do so until the reality of the take over by other peoples hits home. I use the correct pronunciation of tomato, though one virtually can no longer find a Canadian who accepts it.
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    Here's how the company itself pronounces their name in this video. Creation of a SCHWALBE tire - English - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    I would (and have) use Bell tires from Helmart before I use another Continental. They have failed me too many times including a blowout at 90 psi on a Continental Top Touring on top of Lolo Pass in Montana, a blown out sidewall of another Top Touring in my truck, 4 blowouts that left me stranded near Atlanta, Texas and a split tire from a small rock hit in Kentucky that left me riding the Bell tire.



    The tire above had 200 miles on it. If Continentals come in shares you can have mine!

    I actually wanted a pair of Schwalbe's when I bought the worthless Continentals in Cincinnati but the shop didn't have them in stock that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
    I haven't had those problems at all with any of my Contis or any problems really. Different things happen to different people for different reasons. I can only speak from my experiences with Conti's and those of my shop-mates since I know them and the general riding they do.
    I too have had no problems the last 4 months with my Conti Contacts. Strange....

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