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    Someone on Tattoos?



    as some of you know...right now I'm mtb-less so, I told the wife that I will be getting some slicks for her mtb so we can have some city rides in the meantime I solve (build) the prob...

    I was searching for a tire for her and had thought about a couple BUT! I happened to tell her that there are some WHITE tires in the market...and now I'm pretty much obligated to get one of those...(I already tried to convince her otherwise)

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4320993647/" title="Myka HT Upgraded - 20 by martinsillo, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4320993647_87c9fdcc6d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Myka HT Upgraded - 20" /></a>

    so guys have one of you tried the Geax Tatoos?



    Any other city friendly white recommendation?

    you know how I am about matching colors...she is getting the Specialized Lythia next month...


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    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    those look nice...I like the fact they can go up to 85psis



    have you tried those?

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    ^^^^^are those maxis?^^^^
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    those are the Twin Rails byknuts comment

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    a decir la verdad, I think you're best just ordering from the UK.
    don't know about where you are, but here in Toronto, Canada, I've only ever seen the 700x24mm versions and the store that sells them is HORRIBLE at answering emails about whether they'll order other sizes for you!

    i want the green ones... like BADLY!
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    I'm in Mexico...but once I (or she) decide will be ordering the tires from US sellers

    unversalcycles have them all

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...?category=2968
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...?category=3897

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    andale!! estare en Mexico como en Agosto creo.
    recuerdo las calles del DF, seguro que necesitaras las mejores llantas que puedes encontrar! jajaja!
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    Schwalbe also makes a Fat Frank (26 x 2.3) in white, but the Geax Tattoo is a lot cheaper and probably just as good.
    R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio ~ July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010

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    ooh! forgot about the franks!
    although the fat frank's not really white, it's more of a cream... (but a couple weeks of city dirt make any tire "off-white")

    does anyone have time on the franks? I dig the ancient style tread but haven't a clue how well it would ride (or not)
    note to self, petition coker tire to make bicycle tires with the old harley "sawtooth" tread...
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    Go get `em, Byknuts! You sound like a regular Canuksican! Where are you going?

    Martin, the best I can say (almost stayed out of it so as not to distract the guys who know, but the temptation has become too great) is have some Paselas powder coated. Send them in with your pannier. Do you order bike parts to Texas and avoid all the hassles that the guys on the Mexico board run into?
    Recalculating....

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    canucksican!? LMFAO!! never heard that one, but yeah.
    got family in the mountains outside cuernavaca, DF too, probably a couple old girlfriends I should look up while I'm there! j/k
    but the reason is my dad's buried up there in Tlayacapan and the chopper should be done this season, hope to bring it to him to see since it was the last thing we were sharing.
    so not bringing a "pushbike" down this time
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    @rodar
    keep joking keep joking ... I think all the PC'ing job worth every peso

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4374689684/" title="MTY Ride! - 34 by martinsillo, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2683/4374689684_c210cea2fa.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="MTY Ride! - 34" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4373940395/" title="MTY Ride! - 59 by martinsillo, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4373940395_92545b2d2d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="MTY Ride! - 59" /></a>

    I send the parts to Texas (to a company that works receiving things and then bringing those you ask for to MTY) and then there are two options for me: 1.- Ask for them and pay 18% of the value to the company or 2.- go to Texas and pick them up.

    on the second option, you are always subject to the hassle if you get the red light AND the mood of the agent...I think, unless you are bringing 3 bikes or something, you can always avoid paying the fees: personal sport goods by law do not pay any.

    anyways, even if you pay the taxes you always (pretty much) end up paying less if you buy that part here, if you ever get to find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    but the reason is my dad's buried up there in Tlayacapan and the chopper should be done this season, hope to bring it to him to see since it was the last thing we were sharing.
    so not bringing a "pushbike" down this time
    That`s awesome! I do quite a bit with my dad,but we never tackled any big projects together. It`s great that you`re bringing your completed chopper down for a visit.
    Recalculating....

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    Martin, once you get those white tires I don't think your bike can go without the green ones. Or maybe when you ride together the white ones should go on yours & the green ones on hers for a mix-and-match effect.

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    Next week, body painting.
    Recalculating....

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    does anyone have time on the franks? I dig the ancient style tread but haven't a clue how well it would ride (or not)
    Not me, but supposedly they ride the same as Big Apples.
    R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio ~ July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010

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    the wife is coming back in less than 2 weeks...white halos are on their way.

    It was fine to skip it for a while, while she wasn't riding, but I was felling bad avoiding this now that she will be back and the pugs will be done in about two more months....I'm planning on giving her the seat too, asap...finish the pugs and then when we head to the mountains complete her bike with a Thudbuster!! That will be awesome!

    ...again I will feel a little bad having my bike with all the cushioning given by the massive tires and a Brooks Flyer and she riding on her HT...some of you know that most of our rides involve pretty rocky areas.

    Just to let you guys know
    Last edited by martinsillo; 05-24-2010 at 07:10 PM.

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    Okay, Martin- NOW you start cleaning the house!

    Seriously though, I`m glad she`s ready to go back and hope she got her business accomplished as planned.

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    thanks rodar, she got it.... I think I'm gonna need to outsource the cleaning at home ...look at me...9 pm and still at the office...this peak is killing me! and we expect at least another week of this...we were very back of schedule in the project....and on top of it we have to submit a bid tomorrow...last week was a 12/7 week at the office! I must confess I didn´t commute today...excuse...none...just tired....well... my computer died

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