so i'm having a bit of a fettle and discover a hole in the wall of one of my road bike tyres. i retreat inside to have a wee look to see what i can get in the way of a replacement. i like these schwalbes i mull, maybe i'll get them in red to match the frame.
at which point my oh pipes up witheringly - tyres to match your bike? that's so gay.
after berating her for the obvious inflammatory homophobia of her comment she nevertheless stuck to her guns. what next she suggests, matching shoes? and perhaps i'd fancy being in one of those sidi adverts...
is she correct. matching tyres - a step too far?