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Old 03-18-19, 08:32 PM
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Blackwall or tanwall?

I normally like tan, but Im not sure on this one. Opinions?



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Old 03-18-19, 08:37 PM
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Tig weld Ti?

Blackwall.
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Old 03-18-19, 08:38 PM
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Hard to say on this one sloar . Normally I like the tan wall too , but here the black is working for me . Sorry that gray tread is killing me .
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Old 03-18-19, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
Hard to say on this one sloar . Normally I like the tan wall too , but here the black is working for me . Sorry that gray tread is killing me .

gray tires are gone. Im getting ready to order new tires.
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Old 03-18-19, 08:51 PM
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Fancy metals, carbon fork? Black and black. And maybe black.
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Old 03-18-19, 09:52 PM
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Red stripe? Here on my Felt:

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Gumwalls, honey saddle and tape, and twine and shellac the whole frame.



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Old 03-18-19, 10:13 PM
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NCO stripe.
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When did black walled tires start showing up, and gaining in popularity over skin wall and gum wall tires?

Btw OP, Im not much of a fan for black wall tires, but they do seem to work on your bike. Though I do wish you had a photo with tan walls to compare.
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Old 03-18-19, 10:35 PM
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Color doesn't matter on zoomie modern bikes. Now C&V is different.

BITD, tire sidewalls distinguished between European/Japanese lugged frame derailleur equipped bikes and cheap department store gas pipe clunkers.

We stocked 20-30 different sizes of clinchers from 12" to the 28" x 1 1/2" beasts used on Raleigh DL-1 and similar rod braked bikes.

Once we got in some "Di Yung" brand 26" Korean made tires. How appropriate!

I have black sidewall tires on several of my bikes that came with them. Since they're riders and not for show plus the tires ride nice, I haven't changed them.

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With that color frame, Blackwalls! Although,
Redwalls would look sharp too.
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Old 03-18-19, 11:37 PM
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Given the middle tones of the frame, frame graphics, and rims, I vote black walls. Tan walls, nice as they are, will completely drown out the red graphics on the frame, and will add to the "all the 'colors' are in the 'middle' of the spectrum" look. The bike needs a few visual/color "anchors" from which everything else plays off of.
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Old 03-18-19, 11:57 PM
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Locale also matters. Skinwall doesn't do too well in hot arid environments, I've found.
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Old 03-19-19, 04:05 AM
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Black is better than tan on that bike. However, gray sidewall are an option: https://www.wiggle.com/vittoria-corsa-g-folding-graphene-tyre/

...and red would work;



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Old 03-19-19, 05:10 AM
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Seems like black is winning your poll. I think the main reason is because the bike looks good as it is. Without a tan wall to compare it to I have to go with black.
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I have a set of worn out tanwalls, I think I will throw them on there tomorrow and see how they look. But I'm leaning towards black.
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How about some green/teal tan walls- sort of the color of that door?

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Redwall Michelin Pro's. Live a little.
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
When did black walled tires start showing up, and gaining in popularity over skin wall and gum wall tires?
I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I'd be interested in hearing some history on when blackwall performance tires took over as well. When I got back into cycling in 2008, you couldn't find tan-wall 700C tires or Brooks saddles in the bike shops. Those things were passe! Tires were either all-black or black with bright color stripes in the tread. (Sure, they could "order in" Paselas, but so could I. So I did.)
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Black. Always black.
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Modern, vintage, carbon, steel, frame color, fork material...it matters not, Tan > Black 99% of the time.

That Basso should get tan for sure.
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On this bike, a slight preference for black.
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
I normally like tan, but Im not sure on this one. Opinions?



Blackwalls on your bike look dirty to me - it's because of the frame colour. Tan walls would make a nice contrast with the frame. If you went with a matching tan for the bar tape, it'd look even better.

I like that' you've chosen red cable housing, a nice touch.
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Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle View Post
Blackwalls on your bike look dirty to me.
Black Magic Tire Wet to the rescue!



Wait ... wrong forum. Sorry.

But if you wanna really see some ugly tires, ride your gumwalls in the rain.
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