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greglepore
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 1654
Location: SE Pa, USA

4/23/13 4:46 PM

They're around 45 bucks from GB Japan, so with shipping its no deal here in the States.

Yeah, a group buy would be great, but not sure the numbers would work...go for it, I'd buy a pair or two

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17308
Location: Portland, OR

4/23/13 5:23 PM

I'll get two pair, let's try to each get 2 pair. Shipping to here and then out to each person.

Like to get the order up in the 20 range and shoot for wholesale price

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Andy M-S
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

4/24/13 9:26 AM

For all my whining about Jan...

I would be willing to try a pair of GB's 700c tires. I'm skeptical, but willing to try. So if there's an order going on, someone please keep me in mind.

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cyclotourist
Joined: 04 Mar 2005
Posts: 115

4/24/13 10:40 AM

I'm in

I'd be in for two pair. Love my GB Cypress

David

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17308
Location: Portland, OR

4/24/13 10:47 AM

"Love my GB Cypress "


How do they hold up? That is what I am most interested in...

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cyclotourist
Joined: 04 Mar 2005
Posts: 115

4/24/13 8:22 PM

How do they hold up? Well I use them on a bike that I primarily use for my short 5 mile round trip commute. It's also my rain bike, casual ride with my wife bike, and anytime I need to carry a bit of junk in the Carradice. They haven't been flat prone--but I rarely get flats here in Maine anyway. I'm not one for measuring total mileage so I don't have a great answer about longevity. They last me two seasons or more anyway. Sorry to be vague. I love the ride quality though!

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greglepore
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 1654
Location: SE Pa, USA

5/6/13 6:42 PM

For those of you that get BQ, what is the verdict on the new Parigi Roubaix with the PRS strip and the modern construction-do they still ride as well as the pair last tested?

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4419
Location: Nashua, NH

5/7/13 5:26 AM

Thread drift again

I received the "42c" Conti Cyclo XKing tires and mounted them on my 'cross bike. On a standard road rim, they only measure 37mm at the tread with a 35mm casing. Where they came up with the size of 42mm is anybody's guess.

That said, they ride great! I was able to reduce my tire pressure by 5 psi without bottoming out on the bony stuff and they provide excellent traction, at least on the dry, somewhat loamy trails I was riding. I was having so much fun blasting around on them that I did find their cornering limit at one point, when I simply dove into a corner way too fast and both wheels slid out on the loose surface. No significant harm done and it didn't even wipe the smile off my face. ;-)

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Dave B
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 4511
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

5/7/13 7:11 AM

Tire Size Fiction

In my experience, most 700-23's do run true to their size claims but most of the other size tires I've used are somewhat smaller than their advertised size. I currently have a pair of "700-28" Vittoria Rondonneurs on my Pacer rain bike and they measure a scant 26 mm installed on road rims. I've had Panaracer "700-32" tires that measured 27 mm also installed on road rims.

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4419
Location: Nashua, NH

5/8/13 4:50 AM

Continental's sizing is inconsistent

Some of their tires are spot-on, while others are significantly undersize.

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