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Replaced rear tire per recommendation. BUT....(22 posts)

Replaced rear tire per recommendation. BUT....aliensporebomb
Sep 17, 2002 2:50 AM
They were out of Carbon Comps so I had to get a Vittoria.

Now I have a COLORED rear tire. Sigh. I didn't feel like spending the coin for two of them.

Anyone know a mail order place for carbon comps with decent prices?

Maybe I'll use it as a training tire this winter or something. Maybe I'll get used to it.
try some new bars...C-40
Sep 17, 2002 3:42 AM
Whatever bars you're using have contributed to the need for that riser stem and spacer combo. The stem and spacers raise things up, then the shape of your bars cancels out the rise.

Take a look a Deda bars. The shape will raise your levers up quite a bit. The stem rise and/or spacers can be reduced to eliminate the roller coaster effect.
Stem police-filtersweep
Sep 17, 2002 4:31 AM
figures- that is so JUNIOR HIGH to offer your unsolicited advice about stems (like there is a Freudian obsession here) when the original post is about TIRES... always happens when someone posts their bike pic-

if it isn't about the stem/spacer issue, then the frame MUST be TOO SMALL- there is no winning?

If it is about aesthetics, I'm surprised there wasn't a pot-shot aimed at compact frames in general...
Stem police- it's a Giant: They are either too big or small.nmSpunout
Sep 17, 2002 6:27 AM
Stem police-aliensporebomb
Sep 17, 2002 6:39 AM
Heh. I'm going to start a band called "Stem Police".
Nobody except cyclists would get it.

Oh well, he was trying to help but the bottom line is
the thing fits so that's the way it stays.
so your suggesting...Steve_0
Sep 17, 2002 5:03 AM
that our friend can waste money on new bars and a new stem just to achieve the same fit he has now?

seems silly to me.
try some new bars...aliensporebomb
Sep 17, 2002 6:06 AM
Thanks for the suggestion but I like it the way it is. It fits. Thankfully.
I'm with C-40. Good move. (NM)High Gear
Sep 17, 2002 6:03 PM
Try La BiciclettaTig
Sep 17, 2002 5:08 AM
La Bicicletta has excellent tire prices. There could be other places that are cheaper, but I don't know.

Personally I'd stay with Vittoria's, but I understand the color clash.
Try La Biciclettaaliensporebomb
Sep 17, 2002 6:17 AM
Thanks for the suggestion - I'll check it out!
Try La Biciclettaaliensporebomb
Sep 17, 2002 7:14 AM
The Vittoria does* seem to have a more roughly textured
sidewall, possibly more resistant to puncture. The yellow/
blue does look kind of nice so I'll have to see how it goes.

Maybe I'll have a blue front at some point.
I like yellow. nmMel Erickson
Sep 17, 2002 5:12 AM
re: Replaced rear tire per recommendation. BUT....DERICK
Sep 17, 2002 5:38 AM I believe they are on sale here.
Just go to the home page here at RBR and check out the online shops featured.If you're relying only on your LBS you are most likely paying way too much and you are definatley limiting your choices.
re: Replaced rear tire per recommendation. BUT....aliensporebomb
Sep 17, 2002 6:29 AM
Thanks for the links. Yeah, the selection was a bit on the
weak side since they had a big blowout sale on friday and
saturday. By the time monday night rolled around I think
there were mice in the tire bins taking up residence...heh.
re: Replaced rear tire per recommendation. BUT....jwarrenod
Sep 17, 2002 6:20 AM
I too replaced my Carbon Comps with a blue tire. Didn't want the brown sidewalls so I went all the way with a colored one. Probably should have gone with the yellow sidewalls.
I like the Conti 2000's better than the Carbon Comps though. Seem to be a bit less "edgy" ride even with both sets pumped to the same pressure.

Pic below.

re: Replaced rear tire per recommendation. BUT....aliensporebomb
Sep 17, 2002 7:22 AM
Now that looks really sharp, especially with the Ksyriums.

I think the colored tires are growing on me a bit. Today
when I take it out for a ride I'll know how it feels a bit
better. If the ride is less edgy than the Carbon Comps I
might give another Vittoria or the Conti's a try.
Whoa, look at those spacersMel Erickson
Sep 17, 2002 8:36 AM
I mean, I don't know anything about you, but are you sure this thing fits? Can you even ride it? I can't believe you even posted a picture of it that way. What are you thinking?
Tires, Bars: La BiciclettaSpunout
Sep 17, 2002 6:30 AM
From that shop, I purchased Cinelli NErve bars, they are flatter on the top, so you can lower that stem and keep your high hands. Less spacers might be more stable.

Also, try the Michelin Axial Carbon: Black with the yellow stripe, would look nice on your bike and wear well.
Dont worry. everyone will just point and laugh behindyourback nmPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Sep 17, 2002 7:32 AM
Dont worry. everyone will just point and laugh behindyourback nmaliensporebomb
Sep 17, 2002 7:46 AM
Or I could create the mad insane clown bike, blue rear
tire, rear red rim, front green rim, front orange tire,
then special barber pole bar tape.

bwahaha!!! "mad insane clown bike..."lonefrontranger
Sep 17, 2002 12:45 PM
I had one of those. It started out as a Bontrager "rasta" color steel hardtail and morphed into a fashion disaster. Wish I had a pic of that bike handy to upload. It had every color anodized thingie known to God on it and orange Kenda tires. Talk about theft deterrent!

aliensporebomb, I like your attitude. BTW your screen name has got to be one of my favorite "wish I'd thought of that" ones.
bwahaha!!! "mad insane clown bike..."jwarrenod
Sep 17, 2002 1:38 PM
I like the idea, might have to go with it!