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Atlas Portawall White Walls

Got my Atlas white walls today, will have a go at fitting them over the next day or so. At only $60 delivered it is a cheap alternative to whitewall tyres.

.....if it works.....

They are the thin ones with only 2cm covering the tyre.

Mooneyes have a video fitting the and it looks pretty easy.


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I like it going to try on my ride. Post some pics after your done with it love to see how it looks.

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I think once you get a piece of road debris that makes contact with the edge of that thing you'll be ripping them off.

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I can't imagine them lasting very long. Road debris, heat and chemical cleaners needed to keep them white. Maybe for a museum piece. But for a daily rider?

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I'll stick with my Metzler www. I'm not sure I understand even after watching the video how the side that is not under the rim stays flat against the tire? I would agree, unless its parked for show, I don't see these being practical use. If your looking to save money with inexpensive tires and add whitewall strips, I'd rather spend a little more and get quality white wall tires. But, to each his own and good luck.

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Oh I get the idea - among other things, maybe you just bought the bike and tires are good but you want the whitewall look. I happen to know a guy right now who wants the look but is having trouble finding a whitewall tire in his size. So the idea makes perfect sense to me.

When the video started I assumed there would be some sort of adhesive involved...I also am not sure what's going to keep these from curling up, are they made of rubber coated spring steel or something? I look forward to your review Ozrider.

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Those look pretty flimsy, have seen more rigid ones on the tele (some hot rod buildin show). Seems to me they'd last up until you changed the tire (if your lucky.
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Just to be clear, the reason I don't have white walls is because I didn't want a cheap tyre. The choices in Oz were Shinko 777, Dunlops or Metzeler 880 all of which would not be my choice of tyre.

Michelin Commander 2's don't come with a white wall.

There have been issues with these in the car world on radial tyres, apparently too much flex in the side wall. From all indications they work fine on bike tyres.

Cheap experiment, if it works great if not no biggy.

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Nothing wrong with Dunlop tires on the bike. I run them. They're a little expensive. What is the problem with the Shinko tire. It came OEM on some bikes.

People read others opinions and take it for gospel instead of trying themselves. Believe half of what you read and take the other half with a grain of salt.

If there were problems or issues with tires on bikes that created a safety issue then there would be a recall on the tire just as they do on passenger cars. The opinions on bike tires that you get on the net are peoples personal opinions. There may be something that they don't like about the tire or the ride they get from it that they give it a negative rating. For another person that tire may be ideal.

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Nothing wrong with Dunlop tires on the bike. I run them. They're a little expensive. What is the problem with the Shinko tire. It came OEM on some bikes.

People read others opinions and take it for gospel instead of trying themselves. Believe half of what you read and take the other half with a grain of salt.

If there were problems or issues with tires on bikes that created a safety issue then there would be a recall on the tire just as they do on passenger cars. The opinions on bike tires that you get on the net are peoples personal opinions. There may be something that they don't like about the tire or the ride they get from it that they give it a negative rating. For another person that tire may be ideal.
And you have just added to the 'opinions'.

Not that I have to justify my decisions but.....they are based on my past brand experiences and costs in Australia.

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