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The Holy Grail…

March 10, 2010

of tyres.

I looked for a tyre with a deep tan wall for what seems an eternity and up until last week I had found and bought plenty but they were all rubbish to say the least. No puncture protection, heavy, slick and absolutely no good for british roads.

Well I now think I am onto a winner with these: The tan Schwalbe Lugano in 23c.

I have been riding these for a little over a week and so far so good. They look great with their high tan wall, have puncture protection, are grippy in corners and are not too heavy. Oh and they cost £12.50 each ( from here ). Bargain.

So if you are looking for the same as I was for your classic/retro build then look no further.

Thanks Posty.

June 24, 2009

Today after a wait over the weekend my tyres came!

tyre 001

I have been rolling on an absolutely beautiful NOS Michelin tan wall for a few months now and while I do have another for the rear I have limited the use strictly for the front as I know for a fact that on the rear the Michelins would last no longer than a few days.

That is where these bad boys come in… With quite a thick TPI these will last a while and it also means that I get to put on a pair of tyres, on a pair of wheels, something I have wanted ever since I got my Raleigh, I am going for that authentic ‘tubs’ look you see. Up until this point I have been on a low profile rim on the front with my Michelin and a Black Schwalbe Stelvio / Black deep V on the rear but no more… It is pairs from here on in!

So they arrived this morning and I was so stoked with them that I immediately went to order another pair but to my surprise I found they had sold out, they were only £9.95 too! I was even going to open it up to all you guys too so you could get your tan wall fix too but alas, all gone.


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