Posts Tagged ‘tan wall’

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.


July 13, 2009

Ade down at Sprocket cycles just got these in.


Really nice folding tan wall ‘Criterium’ joints that will bless any vintage build. I am not entirely sure of the cost but I know they are cheap so go grip yourself a pair… Even if it just for the packaging!

Available in 700 x 19c and 700 x 23c.

Sprocket Cycles
54-57 Allison Street
Birmingham, B5 5TH
0121 633 0730
Open Wed to sat.

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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