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#3244254 - 01/10/14 07:03 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: whizbyu]
gulian Offline


Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 62
Loc: canada
trek fuel 98 and a cannondale r100

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#3263996 - 01/29/14 03:54 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: whizbyu]
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Registered: 08/13/12
Posts: 78
Loc: Washington
1999 Kona NuNu (really) mountain bike
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#3267357 - 02/01/14 09:51 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: whizbyu]
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Registered: 07/22/07
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Loc: East Texas
2005 Specialized Stumpjumper fsr. She's been a few places.... UT, AR, TX, CO. She moved from east texas to Crested Butte, CO with me. And, came out unscathed in my worst wreck; waited patiently for me to wake up, and got me back home.

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#3270977 - 02/05/14 06:47 AM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: whizbyu]
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Registered: 11/21/07
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92-93 Trek 1200
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#3284625 - 02/16/14 09:13 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: whizbyu]
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Registered: 03/09/08
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Loc: Alabama
2012 specialized hardrock sport
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#3333464 - 04/04/14 04:37 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: macdole99]
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Registered: 12/09/07
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Loc: Owego, New York
2012 Cannondale CAAD10 105 group w/Michelin Krylions
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#3335417 - 04/06/14 11:05 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: whizbyu]
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Registered: 09/15/02
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Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Fisher Mt. Tam (Not mine in pic) http://brokenarrowbicycles.weebly.com/uploads/1/6/4/4/16444592/9727798_orig.jpg

Used to have a Schwinn 10 speed and a Redline Proline when I raced in 1984-85.
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#3341641 - 04/13/14 03:51 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: whizbyu]
02SE Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 350
Loc: The Canyons
1995 Trek 950 MTB.

I haven't ridden it in years, but I want to get back into riding. I'm looking for good tubes and tires that I can run on pavement, and the occasional dirt trail. 26" wheels.

Any recommendations?

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#3346485 - 04/18/14 11:54 AM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: 02SE]
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Registered: 11/06/09
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Loc: Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: 02SE
1995 Trek 950 MTB.

I haven't ridden it in years, but I want to get back into riding. I'm looking for good tubes and tires that I can run on pavement, and the occasional dirt trail. 26" wheels.

Any recommendations?
Schwalbe.
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#3346498 - 04/18/14 12:09 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: 02SE]
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Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 11396
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: 02SE
1995 Trek 950 MTB.

I haven't ridden it in years, but I want to get back into riding. I'm looking for good tubes and tires that I can run on pavement, and the occasional dirt trail. 26" wheels.

Any recommendations?


I have an early '90s mountain bike that I've got set up for road/touring use. I replaced the triple front chain ring with a 42/53 Shimano 105 double and have a Dura Ace front derailleur from a friend's parts bin. Works like a champ! I run Michelin City tires on it, in 35-559 size (26x1.4"). These are the exact ones:

http://www.amazon.com/Michelin-Protek-Reflective-Sidewalls-26x1-4/dp/B001CSRX18

I've actually got the exact same setup as the first reviewer; I'm using these on an old mountain bike with 26x1.5 Araya rims. These will be ideal if you are looking at mostly pavement. If you are looking at more of a mix, I've used the Bontrager LT3s before and enjoyed those. They don't offer a solid center rib, and understandably feel a little more squirrely in corners.

Both of these tires are reasonably priced and offer good performance.
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#3346506 - 04/18/14 12:24 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: whizbyu]
Hokiefyd Offline


Registered: 06/24/04
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Loc: North Carolina
Just checked out Michelin's site to see if they still sell the City Protek. It doesn't appear that they do. They have something called the Protek Cross that looks right up your alley:

http://bike.michelinman.com/tires/michelin-protek-cross

The Protek (without 'Cross') looks to be the direct replacement to the City:

http://bike.michelinman.com/tires/MICHELIN-Protek
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#3347055 - 04/19/14 12:38 AM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: Hokiefyd]
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 350
Loc: The Canyons
Having been out of the Bike scene for so long, I really had no idea what's available. Without knowing any better, I probably would've ended up with some dirt-specific tire.

I appreciate the advice, and I'll check out the suggestions.


Edited by 02SE (04/19/14 12:40 AM)

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#3368514 - 05/11/14 12:16 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: whizbyu]
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Kansas City, KS
Looking at bikes again since I miss riding a bike for my commute.. what a great way to de-stress. Right now this all I have but really need to get a better built bike.. but hey the bikes I have were either cheap or free with a single income no choice in the matter.

Huffy Tiempo .. ugly, old and heavy but with skinny tires not a bad mover.
DBX MTB .. Perhaps the best built bike.. heavy with 24" tires
Murray MTB .. yeah it's junk.. use it to haul the kids around campgrounds.
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#3369478 - 05/12/14 02:18 PM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: 02SE]
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Registered: 05/05/13
Posts: 65
Loc: the Netherlands
Originally Posted By: 02SE
Having been out of the Bike scene for so long, I really had no idea what's available. Without knowing any better, I probably would've ended up with some dirt-specific tire.

I appreciate the advice, and I'll check out the suggestions.

I have been using Schwalbe Marathon since 2001 and I forget about leaks. They rolls good too and have grip in dry and wet weather. Last years Schwalbe moves strongly in US too. I donīt know how much do they cost. In europe you can find them between 17..22 euro


Edited by miro (05/12/14 02:20 PM)

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#3370092 - 05/13/14 03:33 AM Re: What bike (s) do you have? [Re: whizbyu]
miro Offline


Registered: 05/05/13
Posts: 65
Loc: the Netherlands
While I like Michelin tires for my car, the bicycle tires from Michelin is lagging behind competition nowadays. Schwalbe Vittoria and Continental are leaders., Kenda is OK too. Some small manufactures offer very good specific tires.
The modern bicycle tires are expensive and high-tech, e.g. Kevlar,Vectran, dual triple synthetic compounds .They are almost puncture free, rolls easy comfortable and some of them lasts 20 000.

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