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Old 10-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #21241
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Musta been a Septemberfest. Where in PA?

It's a kraut thing dude. Oktoberfest always starts in September. It's those efficient Bavarians!

Blue Mountain Ski Area near Palmerton. I slum in the NE section sometimes.

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #21242
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #21243
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How long have you been stockpiling? I got mine switched out tonight. Rode home in the dark on wet pavement on new tires with the old ones strapped to the back and pushing my mc nuggets into the tank. I was glad it was a short ride.

I am trying out the anakees this round.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #21244
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Maybe a year? Yeah threw a new front Shinko on. Fresh tire, wet pavement and heavy load in the rear can make for interesting night riding

Enjoy the Anakee's. Never tried em.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:00 AM   #21245
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Hey HBN ...
How many miles did you get from your Shinko's ??
How are they at high speed?

Plus where did you get them cool fuel bottles
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:04 AM   #21246
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I got about 7000-8000mi out of this set loaded on my trip up North and various riding around the valley afterward. The rear was shot but the front tire had some strange cupping on either side of the main tread (but the center was like a high ridge. Perhaps riding on crowned roads could have led to this strange wear pattern? It wound up making fast cornering a bit...uh...interesting

As long as they are balanced, they are fine for the speeds I run (usually only up to about 80-85 max) but I'm sure they'd be fine around 100 if you felt like blowing through them that much faster. Shinkos have decent traction in the gravel (just follow me!) and are sticky enough on the street that I keep buying them. A good cheapo everyday tire. If I was running mud or something gnarly, I'd prob swap to TKC-80's but one of those is the same price as a full set of Shinkos.

YMMV (especially yours on a Trike!)
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:29 AM   #21247
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I got about 7000-8000mi out of this set loaded on my trip up North and various riding around the valley afterward. The rear was shot but the front tire had some strange cupping on either side of the main tread (but the center was like a high ridge. Perhaps riding on crowned roads could have led to this strange wear pattern? It wound up making fast cornering a bit...uh...interesting

As long as they are balanced, they are fine for the speeds I run (usually only up to about 80-85 max) but I'm sure they'd be fine around 100 if you felt like blowing through them that much faster. Shinkos have decent traction in the gravel (just follow me!) and are sticky enough on the street that I keep buying them. A good cheapo everyday tire. If I was running mud or something gnarly, I'd prob swap to TKC-80's but one of those is the same price as a full set of Shinkos.

YMMV (especially yours on a Trike!)
Made in China doesn't stir a lot of confidence in me..
But I do know a few Valk riders that are using them.. ( they JUST put them on ) So NO feed back yet.....


My front tire runs around $180 for Avon "Cobra " When they first came out I got 18 K for the 1 tire ... But could NOT get that the last 3 tire changes on both bikes.. Now I'm Lucky if I pull 10 -12K from them...
This time around I'm trying Bridgestone... I saved 20 bucks on the front..
Yes sometime I too can be a frugal..
I'll get them on this or next week... Waiting for my Ride-On to come it..
Yes I have been using it since 2002 Faithfully....With NO flats in 200K miles....

I do pull 30 -45 K out of my rear tires.. Goodyear Tripletread... But they have STOPPED making my size .. I do have 2 sets that will be going on both bikes this or next week.. And the price had dropped from 112 to 89
But can't find any across the USA ... I got the last 2 in the east...The other day.. The aggressive tread I like is now hens teeth... Even Michelin Hydro tread is out..


OK now how about them cool fuel bottles...
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:35 AM   #21248
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MSR 1L Fuel Bottles.

I fabricated the mount by cutting an old tractor supply tool tube in half and then bolting each of those halfs to my cases. They are secured with large hose clamps. Total cost may have been $5 (had the tool tube and bottles already). Hell of a lot cheaper than the Touratech's and work just as well.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:45 AM   #21249
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MSR 1L Fuel Bottles.

I fabricated the mount by cutting an old tractor supply tool tube in half and then bolting each of those halfs to my cases. They are secured with large hose clamps. Total cost may have been $5 (had the tool tube and bottles already). Hell of a lot cheaper than the Touratech's and work just as well.
Ah MSR ... Cool... I have a Sigg Qt.... Very old....

Thanks ....
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:50 AM   #21250
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Ooops They are Brunton bottles. All pretty much the same.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:57 AM   #21251
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Ooops They are Brunton bottles. All pretty much the same.
Brunton ... Never heard of them ??
I'll have to check them out...
And NOT all are the same ...
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:59 AM   #21252
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Correct.

1.) They hold fuel

OR

2.) They leak fuel and you may catch on fire.



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Old 10-02-2012, 07:17 AM   #21253
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Brunton ... Never heard of them ??
I'll have to check them out...
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Over the years (and different owners) they have slowly been adding other outdoor type gear into their inventory.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #21254
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I got about 7000-8000mi out of this set loaded on my trip up North and various riding around the valley afterward. The rear was shot but the front tire had some strange cupping on either side of the main tread (but the center was like a high ridge. Perhaps riding on crowned roads could have led to this strange wear pattern? It wound up making fast cornering a bit...uh...interesting

As long as they are balanced, they are fine for the speeds I run (usually only up to about 80-85 max) but I'm sure they'd be fine around 100 if you felt like blowing through them that much faster. Shinkos have decent traction in the gravel (just follow me!) and are sticky enough on the street that I keep buying them. A good cheapo everyday tire. If I was running mud or something gnarly, I'd prob swap to TKC-80's but one of those is the same price as a full set of Shinkos.

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RE: Shinkos;

+2 my experience too. Not sure if I'll stick w/'em. It might be worth the few dollars more to go back to the the longer wear I've gotten out of the the Anakees in my humble opinion which performed flawlessly (10k mi rear and 13k m front) on both the GS and Strom.

I've been exceedingly pleased with the balance yielded from a few ounces of soft pellets within my tires for [dynamic] balancing.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:58 AM   #21255
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RE: Shinkos;

+2 my experience too. Not sure if I'll stick w/'em. It might be worth the few dollars more to go back to the the longer wear I've gotten out of the the Anakees in my humble opinion which performed flawlessly (10k mi rear and 13k m front) on both the GS and Strom.

I've been exceedingly pleased with the balance yielded from a few ounces of soft pellets within my tires for [dynamic] balancing.
I just finished a set of Shinkos on my Strom. I got roughly 6k out of the set. The rear was shot and the front had half tread left. I'm giving the front to H14. Last night I mounted a set of Anakees. I did the math (such a nerd). I compared my $/mile of the Shinko against my buddy's Anakees that we put on at the same time. I got 6K miles and he got 9K. Even with the higher price the Anakees came out to be the better bargain. The performance from the Shinko's was great. The are aggressive enough in dirt and sticky on street. Some people reported trouble with tread separation, but others say they never had a problem. I noticed some small cracking starting to show up, but it doesn't look bad, and never gave me trouble.

I'll see how the Anakee's go. More money up front, but if they last longer and perform as well, I may stick there.
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