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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby master6 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:44 pm

Duck! wrote:I've had Gators clock up over 20,000km in all-weather commuting, and on my other roadie. Can't remember the last time I had a flat. :)

I cant claim anything like 20000km, however I am very happy with gatorskins. :D
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby master6 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:19 am

2014 was free of tyre problems for me............................the gatorskins did a good job again. :D
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:57 am

master6 wrote:2014 was free of tyre problems for me............................the gatorskins did a good job again. :D
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby PatNZ » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:54 am

mikesbytes wrote:
master6 wrote:2014 was free of tyre problems for me............................the gatorskins did a good job again. :D
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Agreed my back tire is a Gatorskin 7000 kms so far with out a single puncture on with it. I did mostly dry weather riding though and was very cautious around glass. It My vittoria rubino on the front did well too, one puncture so far, but it looks like its almost as worn as my back tire.

I think my Gatorskin has alot more life left in it.

I'm finding that Rubinos seem to get alot of fine cracks around them after not too much life, They don't cope with Adelaide sun I guess?

So glad I got rid of the Specialized All Condition Elite tires. They were the wrong choice for me and kept getting punctures every 200-300kms.
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby jimsheedy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:09 am

Schwalbe ultremo - worst tyre ever. Three tyres three failures. Brand new tyres bulged after the material failed somehow. One was at the base of the Stelvio. Never again.
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby weldin_mike_27 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:11 am

Anyone like or hate armadillos?
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:20 pm

master6 wrote:2014 was free of tyre problems for me............................the gatorskins did a good job again. :D

Yep, same here. One commute flat IIRC and that was a rather hefty piece of glass.
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby fat and old » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:01 am

Duck! wrote:I've had Gators clock up over 20,000km in all-weather commuting, and on my other roadie. Can't remember the last time I had a flat. :)


And I reckon if I hone a piece of basalt to fit my rims I'll outdo that AND have similar feel :lol:

I only used 1, on the rear, for maybe 150 k's over Christmas and it felt......different
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby drubie » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:53 pm

I dunno how you guys do it. I still have a pair of taterskins on one of ny roadies, just went to polish the dust off it with a quick spin and guess what? Both of them flat. The unridden fixie with ultremos ignored for the same time period still had 60 psi. The tater is evil.

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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby master6 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:38 pm

drubie wrote:I dunno how you guys do it. I still have a pair of taterskins on one of ny roadies, just went to polish the dust off it with a quick spin and guess what? Both of them flat. The unridden fixie with ultremos ignored for the same time period still had 60 psi. The tater is evil.

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:D :D They do require tubes drubes :D

The ability to hold air while collecting dust has little to do with the tyres :roll:
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby drubie » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:54 pm

It doesn't say that on the packaging master6! WHY WASN'T I TOLD

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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:35 pm

Fixies are low maintenance and the tyres know that
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby master6 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:50 pm

drubie wrote:It doesn't say that on the packaging master6! WHY WASN'T I TOLD

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You made the 536th post on this thread drubie. I'll confess to being a bit slow on the uptake, along with all the other dills here.
We took 536 posts to solve your problem with gatorskins drubes.
:evil: (punch my own head) :evil:

Now that we have put you on the right track, with tubes, drubes, you can happily gator off for 1000's of happy kilometres.
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Re: Gatorskin: WORST TYRE EVAH!

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:37 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Fixies are low maintenance and the tyres know that

Nominate this for post of the year!
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