Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Going Carless
- Thanks Devian. I think this will be the one! I've looked at it and it
seems to fit what I need.
Thanks for the advice!
Devian Gilbert wrote:
> Once upon a time i used to be all Joe Racer type, and i scored a set
> of 2.4" Mutano Raptors...
> i actually rode those tyres almost every day for over 2yrs.
> i love that they can be rotated front and rear.
> I'd have to say that they are my *FAVORITE TYRE OF ALL TIME.*
> "Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the
> human race." H.G. Wells
> http://www.AsanaCycles.com <http://www.AsanaCycles.com>
> On Sep 9, 2007, at 3:29 PM, Morgan Giddings wrote:
>> Hi Anne,
>> So the tires I got are actually the MTB mutano raptors, which are an
>> evolution of the
>> velociraptors designed for better rolling. I tried them out this
>> weekend on some dirt and
>> paved roads (at low PSI around 40) and they seem great. Definitely
>> less rolling resistance
>> than the knobbies on my other mountain bike (which are designed for mud).
>> I saw someone else suggest the Hutchison pythons. I actually had
>> those on my hardtail
>> mountain bike before I put the Mutano Raptors on. The pythons were
>> good - but they
>> weren't super durable for me (I had the "light" version), and seemed
>> to have a bit more
>> rolling resistance than the mutanos. And the Mutanos are a slightly
>> higher-volume tire,
>> which gives a bit more suspension when run at low pressure. Most
>> importantly, the
>> mutanos are a steal for $20 each at performance.
>> While I agree with Mark about slicks, it's all about what you're
>> comfortable with. I have a
>> little road bike that has 120psi slicks and I like to ride it fast.
>> But I don't take it anywhere
>> near gravel or potholes. My commuter/xtracycle has Town + Countries,
>> which are close to
>> slicks, but I ride over gravel with them nearly every day (and glass,
>> too). The only time I
>> had a flat with those was when I broke a spoke. Living in North
>> Carolina, however, I rarely
>> deal with snow and ice anymore (I've lived in Wisconsin previously,
>> so dealt with plenty of
>> it in past lives!), so I'm comfortable with slicks. I think the
>> bottom line is if you prefer
>> tires with some knobs, there are several good options that will give
>> you that without
>> slowing you down too much.
>> Good luck with the Xtracycle install at the shop. I did mine myself
>> and it was surprisingly
>> painless (unlike the stuck bottom bracket I spent 5 hours drilling on
>> recently to restore an
>> old bike into a singlespeed).
>> --- In rootsradicals@
>> <mailto:rootsradicals%40yahoogroups.com>yahoogroups.com, Anne
>> Littlebird <issumatuq@...> wrote:
>> > Thanks Morgan! It's interesting that you went with the WTB Raptors
>> > I HAD WTB Velociraptors on it. They are more knobby than the raptors
>> > I thought they were great tires. I'm still kicking myself for not
>> > getting them back - I was not paying attention than day. it cost me.
>> > I like having a bit more traction than needed - I've just found for me
>> > with my lower weight that I like the grip and will go for it over
>> > anything else. Particularly in the wet and going up hills. We aren't
>> > flat here. I'll wait until the Xtra is here and then after riding see
>> > what I feel about it.
>> > The LBS thought I was not nuts not to like the nameless taiwanese
>> > "But they were $20 a piece tires!" Yes and I'd stick pick a Subaru over
>> > a landrover. I just might let the other shop put the X on - they at
>> > least seemed excited to see it and may do it for cheaper.
>> > Annie
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- I couldn't really since I was trying to negotiate rush hour traffic on a
VERY busy narrow road with a lot of angry people. The fact that she
yelled at someone in that situation is inexcusable - it could easily
cause that person to become distracted which is not good in heavy traffic.
And I wear fur too - I tell people it's just a cultural thing but in
reality it's just smart. Both of my coats are old - both were gotten
extremely cheap but they are warm! A short parka made by the Inuit and a
full length raccoon coat. Both were in perfect shape when I found them
at a thrift store for less than $100 for both. Taken care of they will
out live me unless Peta finds me first. And if anyone damages the hat I
was given by a group of Mongolian musicians I played with one night in
Beijing I will be beyond upset. Should not have even gotten it back in
the country since at the last minute I realized that the crown of it was
leopard although all you see is the black fox and the tail that runs
down my back. :)
Mark Garvey wrote:
> I would probably have gotten grumpy at her anyway. No "indian/Native
> American" here, mostly Scots Irish and grumpy. Tell her to go...Ah
> hell, never mind, I get in more trouble that way!
> Why does PITA throw red paint on people wearing fur and NOT on people
> wearing leather? Because little old ladies are easier to pick on than
> Be a crab! Go for it kid!
> mark (grumpy)