matching tyre criticism
Well as you’ll know already… a lot of people who ride any bike believe they look “cool” and “rad” or “aero” or some such toss.
In reality all we do is look atractive to others of the same sex because our gear cables are the right length, or the right number of stackers are below the stem.
we’re all suckers for the bike company ad mans magic.
I’m off to polish my annodised bolts.Posted 6 years agotomasoSubscriber
There is a fine line between some choice colour co-ordination and looking a bit ghey. Matching cycling kit to co-ordinate with your bike is in my opinion too far.
Its a bit like those adverts you see for motorcycle leathers that say bought new bike and it doesn’t match – ok if you like looking like a power ranger.Posted 6 years agoswiss01Member
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?Posted 6 years agoradarMember
Flicking through the roadie mags at the moment it is hard not to notice how much kit is based on red/white/black colour scheme.
Mainly blue road frame, blue bling, black and blue Vittorias, blue valve caps
Grey mtb frame, red bling, black tyres, red valve caps
Sad but satisfyingly sadPosted 6 years agoradarMember
red valve caps – air b tubes (yonks ago). Schraeder ones crop up from time, presta much harder to get hold of. Alternatively visit Purely Custom – alu presta valve caps in literally any colour you want. More bling than you could shake a stick at (cable ends, ahead caps etc)Posted 6 years ago
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