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Old 05-16-23, 02:48 AM
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Tire reccomendation for silver frame

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I was wondering what tires you lot would reccommend I put on my silver vintage frame (circa '79). I am in the process of building up a wheelset (silver rims, silver spokes, silver hubs), and want to use tanwall/brown/yellow sidewall tires with file or slick tread. My go-to-choice are Panarcer Gravelking slicks (relatively cheap, nicely rolling and TLR) but I am looking for alternatives (prefferably affordable ). Currently using Challenge 700x25C tubulars.

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The tubulars look silvery sweet to my eye.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
The tubulars look silvery sweet to my eye.
Thanks, i do like the look of them too, but for the other wheelset with a more reasonable climbing cassette I would need clinchers/innertubes/sealant
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GP5000's w/ tan sides
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Originally Posted by Positron400
Thanks, i do like the look of them too, but for the other wheelset with a more reasonable climbing cassette I would need clinchers/innertubes/sealant
You can get Challenge Strada Bianca clinchers aka open tubulars.

Vittoria Corsa is another option - the new graphics aren't as good as the old though. (Surprised to read that here, huh?)
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Originally Posted by joesch
GP5000's w/ tan sides
I am so impressed with these that I am running them on just about everything. Now, the OP might not care but the max width offered is 28mm, which is OK by me -- if you want wider, black only is what I've seen.
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Originally Posted by tiger1964
I am so impressed with these that I am running them on just about everything. Now, the OP might not care but the max width offered is 28mm, which is OK by me -- if you want wider, black only is what I've seen.
Not opposed to 28 mm if they ride nice. I use the Mavic A319 rims for the wheelset. (afaik with a 19 mm inner width) hence i am not sure if 28 mm will fit properly.
EDIT: The weight is also nice, given how c h o n k y the rims already are
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Originally Posted by joesch
GP5000's w/ tan sides



25 mm GP5K cream wall on silver rims (white frame)

they measure just above 23 mm installed on these rims - will install 28 mm next time (which will prob measure around 25 mm which should fit)

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25 mm GP5K cream wall on silver rims (white frame)

they measure just above 23 mm installed on these rims - will install 28 mm next time (which will prob measure around 25 mm which should fit)
looks lush - thanks for sharing. What's the inner width of your rim?
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Testifit some Panaracer 32mm and Schwalbe Pro One 25mm for comparison. What do you lot think:



Pro One

Pro One

Panaracer

Pro One
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Originally Posted by tiger1964
I am so impressed with these that I am running them on just about everything. Now, the OP might not care but the max width offered is 28mm, which is OK by me -- if you want wider, black only is what I've seen.
Im also very impressed with the 25mm's
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Running all blackwalls with my Blue/Silver/red/white road bike:

Velocity Quill polished tubeless rims with red alloy spoke nipples.

Hutchinson Fusion 5 tubeless tires in 25mm size.
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Originally Posted by masi61
Hutchinson Fusion 5 tubeless tires in 25mm size.
These are available with brown walls. Also, they come in tubeless ready and tubetype:

https://cycling.hutchinson.com/tires...5-performance/
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Originally Posted by Positron400
looks lush - thanks for sharing. What's the inner width of your rim?
can’t recall - rims are Campy Omega 19

the 25mm Conti GP5K’s are barely wider than the 23mm Michelin Super Comp HD’s and Axial Pro’s installed previously ...
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have you ridden GP5K’s ? they roll really well ...

pair them with a wheelset with Campy Record hubs and you will coast uphill lol

on a silver bike you will rarely need to pedal ... of course on a red bike you might be able to coast the entire ride
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