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The mix of a wooden frame and metal tires didn't fare well on the cobblestone streets of the time.

Hi,
Does "fare well" in the above equal "go well?" Thanks.
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AngliholicHi,
Does "fare well" in the above equal "go well?" Thanks.
It means that the metal wheels didn't operate or work well. Of course I doubt that even a modern bicycle would work very well on cobblestones, at the very least you would have a rough ride.
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Yes, you could replace "fare well" with "go well", but perhaps:

The mix of a wooden frame and metal tires was inappropriate for cobblestone streets of the time.

Chris