50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

Post by CRM » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:01 am

Drunkn Munky wrote:In the right size I'm sure it's a cracking tyre
yep +1

And £200 for a tyre, dear boy i can send you a new BT090 to your door for £100 that will transform the bike.
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

Post by Phil Norton » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:07 am

Ah yes...I hadn't paid attention to the profile, just the make. Does look a bit cumbersome!

I still maintain that front tyre needs changing first mind. It's ancient and wasn't exactly that great in it's day either.

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

Post by Drunkn Munky » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:06 am

Personally and this is my personal opinion I'd throw both those tyres in the skip before i injured myself or someone else.

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

Post by xivlia » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:44 pm

hmm... front tyre is bad? i bought it from someone on here, it was un-used for 15 quid.... i guess thats why they sold it for so cheap!, anyway the front tyre before this was worn out so i needed to buy one.

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

Post by Drunkn Munky » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:58 pm

What is that front that tyre? Looks ancient!

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

Post by SteveNC35 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:38 pm

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

Post by Phil Norton » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:15 pm

It's a Michelin Macadam 90 I think. Can just make out the Macadam on the side. Hope it's not a Macadam 50, otherwise you've a cross-ply on the front and radial on the back!! (I'm assuming you shouldn't mix the two types, same as on a car).

Even if it's the radial Mac 90, it's still not really suited for a litte 400. They were designed for big sports tourers and commuters and weren't a very good tyre 15 years ago.
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

Post by Phil Norton » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:18 pm

xivlia wrote:hmm... front tyre is bad? i bought it from someone on here, it was un-used for 15 quid.... i guess thats why they sold it for so cheap!, anyway the front tyre before this was worn out so i needed to buy one.
What's the date of manufacture? It should be on the side of the tyre in a 4 digit code.

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

Post by Drunkn Munky » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:35 pm

Come on own up who sold it to him? lol

Ive got a BT090 you can have for postage if you want, to be honest i was going to throw it but its better than what you got on there. Still supple and a little bit of wear left on it, please get a matching rear though.

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey Bike ...... (Episode V)

Post by Phil Norton » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:50 pm

Ersan. If you're skint then I'll pay the postage on the tyre Drunkn Munky has offered you if it helps you out.


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