[CR]Re: Classicrendezvous digest, Vol 1 #685 - 21 msgs


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Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 20:50:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Russell roth <fuzzybunnies@pot.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous digest, Vol 1 #685 - 21 msgs

I decided to switch to the Vittoria competition rally which has kevlar strips with puncture resistance after a similar bout of flats. Cost 20.00 at the shop but unfortunately only comes with red tread that I've seen. They seem to be holding up fairly well. I also use cheaper rims so that if the walk is over a mile I keep riding, saves time. -Russell Roth
>Message: 20
>Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 08:52:12 -0700 (PDT)
>From: britbikes@excite.com
>To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: [CR]Tough Tubulars
>
>After 4 punctures in two weeks on my old Raleigh International I am
>considering throwing in the towel on tubulars! I use this particular bike
>to commute to work and the shoulders have a typical variety of glass, nails,
>wire, etc. Typical rural small town environment. I have been using mostly
>cheap and sometime old tubulars including low end Hutchinson, Wolber, made
>in Thailand Clement Condors and the like. Before I give up and build some
>clincher wheels, can anyone recommend some tubulars that may be feasible to
>use for commuting on less than perfect roads? I have heard that Continental
>Sprinter 250's are pretty tough. I actually had two flats yesterday. When
>you carry one spare you know what that means...walking several miles in
>cleats is no fun! I do like the ability you have to quickly slap on a spare
>with tubulars but it does get old after a while, especially at 93 degrees!
>
>Final caution - I had been using Hutchinson glue with success until I ripped
>off my last punctured Wolber only to find the base tape glue totally
>dissolved!
>
>Paul Raley
>
>Hot and Tired in southern MD