Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Have ya ever thought, ‘Maybe tan sidewalls don’t work?’ 70s Botty

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Have ya ever thought, ‘Maybe tan sidewalls don’t work?’ 70s Botty

Old 05-21-19, 03:08 PM
  #51  
SurferRosa
Senior Member
 
SurferRosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 878

Bikes: old school 531c & campy

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 362 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 33 Posts
Originally Posted by seypat View Post
The chain. What's up there?
SurferRosa is offline  
Old 05-21-19, 04:36 PM
  #52  
tashi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Victoria
Posts: 1,268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
YES to tanwalls on the DeRosa. This bike is made for tan walls with black rims. All silver or all black components too, if we're just talking aesthetics.


Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
IMHO

OP bike looks great with tan walls

tan works great on the team miyata (pic below)

but I think the all black are good on the de rosa (pic below), but will get to choose again as I will move to tubies on it in mid june. Open to opinions



84 Team Miyata


90/91 De Rosa
tashi is offline  
Old 05-21-19, 06:44 PM
  #53  
Salamandrine 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 4,883

Bikes: 78 Masi Criterium, 68 PX10, 2016 Mercian King of Mercia, Rivendell Clem Smith Jr

Mentioned: 106 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1712 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 32 Times in 22 Posts
Originally Posted by seypat View Post
You could get some dark rims/black tires or dark rims and some of those dark gummy Continentals. That would look hot.
It looks like Continental has discontinued the dark brown sidewalls this year on every tire but the Grand Prix Classic. At least there's still that. Too bad. It's the end of an era. I used to like the brown sewups for training.
Salamandrine is offline  
Old 05-21-19, 07:01 PM
  #54  
seypat
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,907
Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 918 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 36 Times in 34 Posts
Originally Posted by Salamandrine View Post
It looks like Continental has discontinued the dark brown sidewalls this year on every tire but the Grand Prix Classic. At least there's still that. Too bad. It's the end of an era. I used to like the brown sewups for training.
Sad news indeed. I guess I should stock up on the GP Classic.
seypat is online now  
Old 05-21-19, 08:17 PM
  #55  
audiomagnate
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 42

Bikes: 1990 Cannondale 3.0 RS400, 1994 Bianchi Kodiak converted to Urban Assault Vehicle

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
The tires could use a little dust on them. I think if the bar tape, saddle and toe straps matched it would look much better.

BTW a freewheel would be a really good addition too
Now that was funny. I think they look OK but I prefer something darker like the color of Continental Grand Prix Classics. I'm sure they'll get better looking with time.
audiomagnate is offline  
Old 05-21-19, 09:12 PM
  #56  
Kactus 
Senior Member
 
Kactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 2,810

Bikes: 1962 Schwinn Paramount P12, 1971 Schwinn Paramount P13-9, 1974 Motobecane Champion Team, 1976 Masi Gran Criterium, 1978 Raleigh Professional

Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 326 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Solid black tires look heavy and clunky on a vintage bike; they're fine on carbon bikes with a bulkier looking frame. The small diameter steel tubes on vintage bikes look delicate, sleek and light which the tan walled tires enhances. YMMV.
__________________
Life... is a state of mind.
Kactus is offline  
Likes For Kactus:
Old 05-21-19, 10:23 PM
  #57  
Bikerider007 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,377

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 432 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Those tires look big. Maybe thats why. I finally tried 28s on my daily and they stand out more. Big sidewall.
__________________
Bikerider007 is offline  
Old 05-21-19, 10:54 PM
  #58  
ThermionicScott 
hungry
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Posts: 18,493

Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2022 Post(s)
Liked 90 Times in 75 Posts
Tan sidewalls never look wrong to me.
__________________
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
Originally Posted by noglider
People in this forum are not typical.
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Cliver
Bicycle Mechanics
7
07-16-12 12:23 PM
downesdesign
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
5
08-06-08 10:26 AM
George
Road Cycling
7
07-07-08 10:38 PM
disconnec
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
8
04-12-06 02:37 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.