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Black or Gumwall on my deep sections

matt-hmatt-h Posts: 847
edited December 2014 in Road general
Hi,
I have a Scott Foil with 46mm Carbon Clinchers.
I cant decide on whether to put Gumwalls on or solid black.
Thoughts?

(yes, i know steerer needs sorting)
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Matt

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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    What do you prefer? What's the better tyre for what you do? What's first - form or function?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Whichever you like best- other people's opinions both:

    A- Will make no difference to their performance.
    B- Will vary between said people.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    One of each - like in the pic. When you get bored again, swap them round and post another thread.
  • sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    If gum walk makes you ride faster then go with that....

    does it really matter what it looks like?
    The bike can be the best looking one in the world but if you can't ride it and enjoy it what's the point !
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


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  • alihisgreatalihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    Gumwall, looks more pro.

    (also the frame looks too small... Saddle is miles back and lots of spacers on the steerer.)
  • cubedeancubedean Posts: 670
    Gumwall for me, Just breaks up the black.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Gumwall, looks more pro.

    (also the frame looks too small... Saddle is miles back and lots of spacers on the steerer.)

    Seat/seat post look fine - agree re spacers though. Also agree re gum wall.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • A tv with a smaller bezel would be a start if you're obsessed with how things look
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • dilatorydilatory Posts: 565
    Saddle looks fine. Looks clamped in the middle with very little offset.

    Agree with spacers but comfy is comfy (tho do wonder why an aero frame when you sit upright).

    On this bike I prefer the look of the black walls. Gumwall is too noisy with all the stuff going on with the frame too.
  • DKayDKay Posts: 1,652
    matt-h, I'm glad you posted this, as I've ordered the same 46mm Superstar wheels and have the same frame as you. Any initial impressions of the wheels yet?

    Personally, I like the gumwalls, but they're going to get dirty and nigh-on impossible to clean. A daylight picture would be better.
  • cswitchcswitch Posts: 261
    I do love these very talented armchair bike fitters who can tell a bike is the wrong size just by looking at one.

    I prefer the black. Goes better with the frame in my view.
  • I twice bought tan walled tyres,

    1) Corsa SC or something... first section of cobbles, nothing special really, 20 metres long and I almost removed the sidewall... tyre pretty much good for the bin...

    2) I then bought some Challenge strada, sold them a few miles later to a fellow rider on here, who also managed to rip the sidewall off... never again
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    I've had no orobs with my Veloflex masters :/

    *kiss of death*
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  • NeXXusNeXXus Posts: 854
    Is it just me or is this thread more of a "look at what I have" vibe? :P
    And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made.
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    cswitch wrote:
    I do love these very talented armchair bike fitters who can tell a bike is the wrong size just by looking at one.

    I prefer the black. Goes better with the frame in my view.

    Indeed. Besides, saddle set back will be the same (if it's correct) no matter what the frame size, it'll just have less post showing if a bigger frame...

    I prefer the black too even though on my bike I prefer natural.
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  • Gumwalls!

    Though remember never to ride in the wet and expect them to look the same again. My Masters are now more of a greywall tyre.
  • on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    black, no question. Gumwalls only belong on retro bikes or specialist Paris Roubaix tubs.
    Pegoretti
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  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,026
    Should have gone for tubular rims if those are cheap end Chinese 'carbon' clincher rims...
    Your flexibility on a road bike with racing geometry needs a New Years resolution to sort out...
    mismatched bottle cages...
    this is a cruel place sometimes
  • DKayDKay Posts: 1,652
    NeXXus wrote:
    Is it just me or is this thread more of a "look at what I have" vibe? :P

    It's just you.

    With regards to the comments on the saddle fore/aft position; Scott Foils from size 52 downwards are supplied with an inline seatpost, with no layback. This means that the saddle position tends to look more rearward than normal. The saddle postion on my 49cm Foil looks pretty much the same and it fits me just fine.
  • Black. Period.

    I have the same frame and put tan walls on it, looked awful! Just too much going on with other colours, back to black now

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,184
    First world problems... :roll:
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    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard). Neill broke his collarbone.

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  • NeXXusNeXXus Posts: 854
    DKay wrote:
    NeXXus wrote:
    Is it just me or is this thread more of a "look at what I have" vibe? :P

    It's just you.

    With regards to the comments on the saddle fore/aft position; Scott Foils from size 52 downwards are supplied with an inline seatpost, with no layback. This means that the saddle position tends to look more rearward than normal. The saddle postion on my 49cm Foil looks pretty much the same and it fits me just fine.
    Ahh ok. Back to bike fitting by picture then :lol:
    And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made.
  • LegendLustLegendLust Posts: 1,022
    matt-h wrote:
    Hi,
    I have a Scott Foil with 46mm Carbon Clinchers.
    I cant decide on whether to put Gumwalls on or solid black.
    Thoughts?

    (yes, i know steerer needs sorting)
    77886BA3-498C-4796-9B55-C6BA02F3ACD3.jpg

    Matt

    The gumwalls go better with your flooring and furniture
  • Black. Period.

    I have the same frame and put tan walls on it, looked awful! Just too much going on with other colours, back to black now

    A9A62276-6530-4035-968C-3C277E286A0D.jpg

    The gumwalls look great (I'm sure black does too...)

    The bar tape though...
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