Tire choice question

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ksquared
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Tire choice question

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I have 120/90-18 Bridgestone Spitfire date 2812 on rear and 100/90-19 Bridgestone Spitfire date 4012 on front. I picked up a nail in the rear recently which is about 3/4 inch from center. I might be able to get it patched but I'm thinking it would be wise to replace it. I rarely go past 85 and mostly ride city streets. My replacement choices are:
1. Bridgestone Spitfire S11
2. Avon AM26 Roadrider
3. Shinko 230 Tour Master
btw - at 2lbs of air, the tire doesn't look all that flat. Probably old & hard.
Are my choices poor? btw I have no problem replacing the front to match.
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Re: Tire choice question

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They are 9 years old and so I would not roadrace them, but as long as they are not cracking on the sidewalls nor cupped or squared-off, I’d consider a patch and leaving them be. That said, I replaced a similarly old set of S11 with a fresh set of the Shinkos and the bike was much sweeter handling.
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FYI - you have to search long and hard to find a new set of Bridgestones and they will be date coded a couple of years ago at least. Shinkos are a great choice.

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+1 on the Shinko's.

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Re: Tire choice question

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That can be plugged....

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