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Vegan Tires

Postby Dave Noisy » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:26 pm

Did this topic disappear..??

Here's the table:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key= ... utput=html

I haven't heard back from any companies in the last few days, i'm going to send out reminders..
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Postby bob_summers » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:11 pm

try searching for the correct spelling :wink:


good work, btw. maybe i should email conti to tell them their use of animal ingredients means i've just spent €50 with michelin instead :)
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Postby Dave Noisy » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:21 pm

D'oh - it's under General Discussion rather than Cycling, where i looked..

Good stuff about contacting Conti. Kenda emailed me back (i resent my note to all the companies yesterday) and so far they say they won't disclose any info!! WTF??
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Postby flightlessbirds » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:16 pm

What about vittoria? Are they under one of these other companies? If not I volunteer to contact them.
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Postby Dave Noisy » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:03 pm

Go for it, i'll mark ya down. =)

Heard back from Kenda, can you believe this??

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Dave,

I am afraid that we can not comment on the chemical make up of our tires. While I understand that your research is solely based on an ethical context, we are unfortunately unwilling to share that type of information at this time.

I wish you the best luck in your further research.

Thanks

Ben
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Postby bob_summers » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:43 pm

gah! i'll be crossing nevegals off the shopping list then.
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Postby Mr. Cleetus » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:45 pm

:shock:

wow.

glad I had never even considered Kenda in the past. Certainly won't in the future.
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Postby Dave Noisy » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:57 pm

Actually, please reconsider, here's how Ben responded after some prodding -- he sent a note to Taiwan and:

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Hi Ben,

I got an answer from our R&D today.

We did not use any animal products. The Stearic Acid we used is refined from tree oil.

You can tell him we did not use any animal products in our tire.
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Kick ass!!!

Michelin and Kenda are both vegan - yip!

Any updates from anyone else?
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Postby fredrikw » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:41 pm

excellent!

no word from Schwalbe yet, still waiting.
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Postby Influencer » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:55 pm

Great to see further progress on this :!:
Vegan society are placing the info in there Animal Free Shopper. (re Michelins) Will update them regarding the bicycle tyres when you've got all the feedback. Trying to get them to place something in their Vegan society quarterly magazine-which goes to all their 6,000 members. They're being a bit negative- saying they can't find room. But will keep 'chipping away'. Gonna get a colleague who has a need for advertising in their mag to try and get it included as part of his deal.
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Postby flightlessbirds » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:26 pm

Only have received an out of office reply from the Vittoria guy. Will let you know when I hear anything. Will follow up in a bit if I don'.t
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Postby Dave Noisy » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:49 pm

Thanks everyone, keep asking!

Maxxis has responded, they're looking into it as well.
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Postby Dave Noisy » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:06 pm

Any more updates for this?
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Postby fredrikw » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:26 am

Dave Noisy wrote:Any more updates for this?


haven't heard anything from Schwalbe despite contacting them in two different countries... I'll have a go again.
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Postby Dave Noisy » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:15 pm

fredrikw wrote:
Dave Noisy wrote:Any more updates for this?


haven't heard anything from Schwalbe despite contacting them in two different countries... I'll have a go again.

Thanks, i'll have to give my contacts another buzz too..
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