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Old 10-19-08, 08:17 PM   #1
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25mm / 28mm tire color options

hey all,

i'm currently building up a new bike.. 1" threaded black frame, everything else is silver (rims, stem, hubs, crank, seatpost, bars, etc) .. i like the silver/black combo but i wanted to throw some color in w/ the tires and/or bar tape.

i dig the colors offered in the michelin pro 3 race tires (here) but they are only offered in 23mm - which seems to be the case for most coloured tires.

unless i'm missing any options? any 25 / 28mm tires with color that you guys know of?

otherwise, i'm going to fall back on gatorskins in 25mm, which was my original plan. i hear they're great tires and that really should be my priority (intead of.. colors). or i could get 23's, but i like to ride my bike hard and fast and on some ****ty roads. so 23's might be impractical. then again, the difference b/t 23 and 25 might be so damn minor anyway.

i'll also probably pick up one of these cinelli cork tapes.

maybe i should just get some colored tape and the gatorskins and call it a day.

thoughts? i've ordered every other part for this bike and i want to get the tire order over with already.

actually, i want to get it ordered so my obsession with bike parts, and choosing them, can end. at least for now. i can't wait to build this bike.

maybe a buildup thread is in order? with pictures?

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Old 10-20-08, 11:22 AM   #2
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Soma's Everwear tires and Vittoria Rubinos come in colors and sizes larger than 23c (although not in all colors). Colored tires in larger sizes are a little difficult to locate.
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Old 10-20-08, 12:53 PM   #3
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Continental GP 4000s come in 25c, but not in all colors.
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