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  • Not only do I not exist but I have never existed and never will.

  • can i have your bike then, what with you not existing and all that...

    ta.

  • i used hutchinson tyres when i went to france.

    nice tyres, no punctures. softened the stiffness of my old wheels/frame

  • danger joel those rubinos look the way to go then. thanks.

    I had those for a few months and they were terrible! The rubber was really soft, cracked loads and I'd get at least one puncture a week. Had loads of little splits where the inner tube would poke through and then puncture. They were only a couple of months old, approx. 11 miles a day.

    Switched to Gatorskins and they have been waaaaay better. No splitting, no punctures, nice and grippy in all weather too. I've found them grippier in general than the rubinos (although that might be down to the fact that I'm a lot more coonfident on fixed and take more 'risks' now).

  • rubino rubino rubino. had 'em on for over 4 months now. They're grippy, skid well and, no punctures as yet... however, last time I recommended tyres they started puncturing the same week. damn.

  • well i bought the rubinos, they seem ok so far, lets hope they stay this way.

  • dominiclincoln rubino rubino rubino. had 'em on for over 4 months now. They're grippy, skid well and, no punctures as yet... however, last time I recommended tyres they started puncturing the same week. damn.

    The same with me. Perhaps the rubinos have a short life span, i.e. we buy them, get used to them and like them, then by the time we recommend them they're knackered and turn rubbish.

  • Bontrager Hardcases on mine, pretty decent and haven't punctures at all since the horror of 'three punctures in one day' on the Bridges ride...

  • bontrager race x lite

    nice & almost ...well not quite bulletproof.

  • The same with me. Perhaps the rubinos have a short life span, i.e. we buy them, get used to them and like them, then by the time we recommend them they're knackered and turn rubbish.

    Still, I don't mind shelling out for them every couple of months, as its the only real consumable on my bike, and considering how much petrol I burnt daily before I started riding again, commuting costs are nowt in comparison.

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  • Vredestein...

  • Platini Vredestein...

    Seconded, I love my fortezzas. But they're not cheap - just shy of £20 a tyre.

    Obviously, compared to petrol or a tube pass they're peanuts...

  • I finally popped the rear Rubino going down a hill near my place this morning.
    Lucky it was only 500m away from home I could do a bike swap and carry on to work :)

  • Out of interest hippy - did it properly pop? Was it a problem?

    I have a rubino getting a bit threadbare, I've ordered a gatorskin to replace it but I kinda want to ride it into the ground for comedy value. Not if it puts me under a bus though.

  • 25 mm Continental 4-Seasons 1,500 miles so far. Nearly all inner city, one puncture total. Good grip. No obvious wear so far, a few small cuts, but been through lots of glass. Fast.

  • fc9k Out of interest hippy - did it properly pop? Was it a problem?
    I have a rubino getting a bit threadbare, I've ordered a gatorskin to replace it but I kinda want to ride it into the ground for comedy value. Not if it puts me under a bus though.

    I had skidded through it the day before.. to the canvas.. obviously a bit deeper through the canvas than I thought.
    Tube is exposed to road.. tube goes pop! ;) Blowouts on the rear are not much drama. Even front blowouts wont do much coz around London you're not doing 60mph down hill.. BUT.. it might just give out when you really need it not to and that's when you get dead. I wear my tyres right down but don't like mending punctures all the time. Your life, your risk.

  • i had a concussion blow out when i hit a rock on westerham hill at 40mph, not 60mph, and i did a big gick in my pants.

  • pj i had a concussion blow out when i hit a rock on westerham hill at 40mph, not 60mph, and i did a big gick in my pants.

    Is that a medical term?

    I skidded through (to the layer underneath the black stripe) my rubino pro in under a month, and i'm not (at least i wasn't) skid happy. Running a specialised mondo(?) i think at the moment

  • "I skidded through to the layer underneath the black stripe" too.

    in my pants.

    liek everyone else i recommend the bonti hard case.

  • i recommend specialized armadillos.

  • i recommend those too, especially if you want to ride on something akin to a car tyre and slip off as soon as the thinnest smattering of rainfall dusts the road.

  • lol, you're just too fat.

    i've never skidded/slipped on mine, and i ride hard.

    :P

  • I ride easy. Get some souplesse you fucking heathen.

  • You don't ride easy.
    You ride like there's no tomorrow.

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