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Old 06-10-13, 01:19 AM
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Is this vain....

To get these awesome tires JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE RED? Or would I look like an elitist jack wagon? Is there a place that might sell them for cheaper than this?

https://www.amazon.com/Michelin-Pro3-...=michelin+pro3

Also: I have no clue what my tire size is. Trek 1.2
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Old 06-10-13, 03:00 AM
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I picked up some red lithions for about a third that price. Probably helped shift my red bike.
Cheapish at PBK right now.
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Old 06-10-13, 03:57 AM
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Look on the sidewall to see what size. Probably 700 x 23 or 25. 25 can be a bit more comfortable.
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Old 06-10-13, 05:50 AM
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yup, you should get 'em and post up pics of 'em on your bike in this thread.
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Old 06-10-13, 07:25 AM
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Per rules I just made up (yet which seem completely logical to me), you are allowed to change color on saddle, cages, and bar tape at any time, but shoes and tires need to be worn out before changing or you are an elitist jackwagon.

Edit: You are allowed an exception on the tires if you purchase new wheels also.
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Old 06-10-13, 07:27 AM
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I bought a used bike and it came w red tires. it's fine. don't think it's that noticeable
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Old 06-10-13, 07:29 AM
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You're asking this on BF - the Global Center for Elitists Jackwagons? I say go for it.

These are also red and cheaper, but the red is on the tread and not the sidewall.
https://www.amazon.com/Vittoria-Zaffi...=red+bike+tire
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Old 06-10-13, 07:34 AM
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I have a black and white bike, replete with white sidewalls.

Embrace your inner hipster.
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Old 06-10-13, 07:45 AM
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My problem is that it's the Pro3 instead of Pro4.
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Old 06-10-13, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
I picked up some red lithions for about a third that price. Probably helped shift my red bike.
Cheapish at PBK right now.
+1. I have these too, with ~3k on them, no issues.
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Old 06-10-13, 08:59 AM
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Asking the 41 if buying red tires is vain?

You've obviously never visited the "hot or not" thread.
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Old 06-10-13, 03:35 PM
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This is truly vein........https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...lectedIndex=18
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Old 06-10-13, 04:06 PM
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Those are good tires, my LBS in town has the Mich's on sale...note, I said on sale, for $59.

And yes, the above picture is truly vein.
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Old 06-10-13, 04:22 PM
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Look at a Pros bike. Black on black or black on tan.
https://velonews.competitor.com/categ...tech/pro-bikes
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Old 06-10-13, 04:30 PM
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Vain? Puhleese...Google "vain" and you'll end up here!
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Would you be in compliance with rule #8 ?
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Old 06-10-13, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
My problem is that it's the Pro3 instead of Pro4.
I bought some pro4 tires 2 weeks ago at PBK for $33 each in the 25mm size.

Spending more than $20 on Pro3 tires would be wasteful, whether they're red or otherwise.
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Old 06-10-13, 06:37 PM
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Tires should always be black.
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Old 06-10-13, 06:45 PM
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I'd go with one orange and one blue, but that's just me.
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Old 06-10-13, 07:30 PM
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Go for it. Just pull the old drab tires off. Those now become spares or trainer tires. Bike is happy and you are happy.
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Old 06-10-13, 08:56 PM
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A couple of friends have red tires. One uses red Hutchinsons on his Madone. It looks cool...
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Old 06-10-13, 09:13 PM
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Anybody know where I can get red tires for my crit bike:

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How would red tires make you elitist? They may or may not say something about how good your taste is, but they won't make you elitist.

My general warning about colored tires or other accessories is this: if you are getting them to match them to the color of the frame or other parts of your bike, be careful. Chances are good that the respective shades of red (or whatever color it might be) will be very different. And hoo boy does that tend to look bad - usually much worse than non-matching contrasting colors. It's much safer, IMO, to use tasteful contrasting and/or complimentary colors. And it makes you look more sophisticated, too. The extreme case of trying to make every part on a bike the same color isn't cool at all, it looks very playskool.
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Old 06-10-13, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by grolby View Post
How would red tires make you elitist? They may or may not say something about how good your taste is, but they won't make you elitist.

My general warning about colored tires or other accessories is this: if you are getting them to match them to the color of the frame or other parts of your bike, be careful. Chances are good that the respective shades of red (or whatever color it might be) will be very different. And hoo boy does that tend to look bad - usually much worse than non-matching contrasting colors. It's much safer, IMO, to use tasteful contrasting and/or complimentary colors. And it makes you look more sophisticated, too. The extreme case of trying to make every part on a bike the same color isn't cool at all, it looks very playskool.
Okay with that being said what color tires for this beast? https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes.../1_series/1_2/ as that is the bike I own. I love the flair, and since from the reports above this is the official elitist group, pick something that helps me fit in. LOL
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Old 06-11-13, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by grolby View Post
How would red tires make you elitist? They may or may not say something about how good your taste is, but they won't make you elitist.

My general warning about colored tires or other accessories is this: if you are getting them to match them to the color of the frame or other parts of your bike, be careful. Chances are good that the respective shades of red (or whatever color it might be) will be very different. And hoo boy does that tend to look bad - usually much worse than non-matching contrasting colors. It's much safer, IMO, to use tasteful contrasting and/or complimentary colors. And it makes you look more sophisticated, too. The extreme case of trying to make every part on a bike the same color isn't cool at all, it looks very playskool.
You really should get your tyres first and then repaint the frame to match.
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