Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sensible tires

These aren't the stock wheels or the stock tires for this 2012 Surly LHT, but the brown tires really work with the dark green, don't ya think?. A lot of people fret incessantly over various frivolous tire characteristics. Color-coordination is perhaps the most fret-worthy. That's what we do here. HC is all about fashion.

11 comments:

Pete said...

What kind of tires? I'll be in this weekend to discuss!

Scott Loveless said...

I put creme Delta Cruisers on my 2008 olive green trucker. Looked great. Never liked the way they felt, though.

Jim Thill said...

Pete: Big Apple 26x2.15

rigtenzin said...

Can you get a pair for me in green or yellow? Thanks

Jim Thill said...

Green or yellow, yes. They come with special sunglasses.

Anonymous said...

Those forkcrown mounts look cool. I did not realize surly did those now.

Jim Thill said...

I'm hoping they'll have a new rack for that mount at Frostbike this weekend. But even if they don't, I have a few ideas. A Surly front rack with rear rack hardware on these fork-crown mounts is a rock-solid arrangement, but perhaps overkill for daily use.

Anonymous said...

Jim

How do those tyre's compare to a Grand Bois Hetre or the excellent Challenge Parigi Roubaix in terms of thread count (tpi), weight and suppleness (sometimes refered to as road feel).

Jim Thill said...

They compare favorably.

James Fisher said...

The tire is an easy i.d.. I need help with the dynamo hub

Jim Bob said...

I did not Know that HC was all about fashion!!