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Skinwall/tan wall tires

Old 03-18-13, 06:51 PM
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Paselas for townies/budget bikes. Grand Bois 28's for faster bikes where ride quality matters more than $$. I've never bothered with the tourguard version of Paselas as I've never gotten a flat with the regular ones (although I'm quite vigilant about tire pressure).

I really want to try the Challenge Parigi-roubaix. Folks seem to love em.
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Old 03-18-13, 07:36 PM
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Hahahaha, that "What?" sign in the back just kills me.
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Old 03-18-13, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear
So what tires have met your palette of rubber? Do tell.
These were pretty nice in the day, but they haven't been made for many a year:



These were a little racier, but again no longer made:

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Old 03-18-13, 07:53 PM
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They sure haven't. Babies have been getting a lot heavier.
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Old 03-18-13, 08:00 PM
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mmmmm baby tires
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Old 03-18-13, 09:35 PM
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take your gumwalls to a shop with a parts wash, you're tires will look brand new in seconds
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Old 03-18-13, 10:04 PM
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Old 03-18-13, 10:14 PM
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awwwwwwwwww, coooooooome oooooonnnnnnnn. I only pumped it like twice. It probably didn't even hurt.
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Old 03-19-13, 08:19 PM
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The point, that I made in a way which deserved to be made fun of, was that you can get tires with a fantastic ride, like handmade silk tubulars. The two lightweight tires I mentioned approach that quality. So do the Challenge Parigi-Roubaixs mentioned by tashi. There are a few others, too. One thing all those tires have in common, though, is that they are expensive, short-lived, and fragile - at least compared with things like TourGuards. Which is why I asked the question of the OP in the first place.
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Old 03-20-13, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear
Don't forget veloflex if you want a classic looking yet high performance tire! A bit pricey though.
The Veloflex Record is a bit much, but the Veloflex Master is only about 10 bucks more than a kevlar TG. Not too bad imo.
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Old 03-20-13, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Soo__Fuego
The Veloflex Record is a bit much, but the Veloflex Master is only about 10 bucks more than a kevlar TG. Not too bad imo.
The Veloflex Master is a great tire if you are looking for a light supple tire with moderate puncture resistance.

Or you could convert to 650B like I just did and run Grand Bois Hetres.
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