Tag Archive for tyres

Jaunty Cream Tyres

 There is something jaunty about tooling along an old-style seaside promenade on creamy white tyres that to my mind recalls an era of gaudy hotel labels and co-respondent shoes, spats and panama hats, a time when life was ‘swell’ and the going was good. Being the travel nostalgic that I am it was just this…

Conti Four Season GP Tyres

I’ve had a lot of experience with various forms of touring tyres over the years, but narrower, sleeker road tyres are a fairly new field for me and when I ordered my Pegoretti a few years ago I was at a bit of a loss to know what kind of tyres to spec for it.…

In Praise of Schwalbe Marathon Plusses

I once had a very enjoyable flat tyre when I was pedalling across the Atherton Tablelands in far northern Queensland. It was late in the afternoon on a lonely road with lush rainforest crowding close on both sides, and the chatter of tropical birds to keep me company. Before I’d even got my pump and…

The Beauty of Cream Tyres

I generally take my coffee black, no cream, no sugar, no nonsense, and until a few months ago I’d have said pretty much the same thing about the way I take my bicycle tyres too – straight black, double shot. After forty-seven years of riding the same-old, same-old, it wouldn’t even have occurred to me to put cream-coloured treads on a bicycle. Like Henry Ford and his early Model-Ts, my vision for bike tyres extended only to … black.