Re: [Classicrendezvous] Tubular Tires


Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 12:21:40 -0400
From: gregparker1 <GregParker1@compuserve.com>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Tubular Tires
To: Jonathan Cowden <jac33@tron.arts.cornell.edu>
Cc: gregparker1 <110404.153@compuserve.com>, KCTOMMY <KCTOMMY@email.msn.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Jon Cowden Ithaca, New York, wrote:

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ps Had an interesting interaction with a lbs yesterday. I brought in a pair of high-flange Superbe Pro hubs, intending to have them built into some tubulars. The guy took one look at them and said to me that "I suppose that I could build a completely out of date wheel with those 'things.'"

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Yeah, and a 1963 Cinelli is a completely out-of-date bicycle....

Wow! What a d******* he was (and I'll bet $50 it was a male). Build up your own wheels 'n show 'em!!

(Seriously, you can do it. Lace them up, and then you need a friend or a friendly LBS with a truing stand. Of course, you could buy one too...).

LBS employees, take note: please don't treat customers like that!

Greg "that's why many shops are a threatening environment to customers" Parker