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What do people do with the entry level tyres they get with their bikes when they buy a complete bike?
I've got a collection of tyres like your continental ultra sport
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... pQodBhQAXQ
Seems like conti still makes them. And someone out there buys them.
After experiencing 4 punctures in 5 days in the first few months of commuting, I changed to gatorskins on my commuter and GPS4 on my road bike and never looked back.
Anyway, curious to hear if anyone has any uses for these things. Entry level velodrome perhaps?
Also, if anyone wants some and they live in the inner north of melbourne they are welcome to them. Unless of course you convince me that there is a practical use for them!!!!
the geographical restriction I imposed on the offer of free tyres is because I anticipated delivering them or meeting up a nearby location. Of course, they are open to anyone who wants to pick them up!
I ride the OEM tyres until they die, then replace with my preferred tyres. In the case of the Michelin Dynamic on my commuter bike, the front lasted about five days before a single piece of glass cut a hole you could post a 5c coin through! I actually put on an Ultra Sport then because the shop I had to walk to didn't have my preferred Gators in stock. It wasn't all that bad a tyre, certainly a vast improvement over the Michelin, but not as tough as the Gator.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
I don't buy new bikes very often, I've just stockpiled all the tyres from all the bikes I've ever bought!
Just spoke to a colleague at work who suggested it would be cruel to donate them to the bike shed at CERES, as people would only get punctures.
However, perhaps if anyone has a trainer they might come in handy???
I guess it must depend on the bike and type?
I have the Conti CX race tyres that came with my Merida Cyclo Cross 4. I use them anytime I am going offroad, especially in the mud.
Right now I'm wishing they were on my bike for the ride home in Melbourne's excuse for "summer" today.
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