Re: [CR]Tubulars in Bubbaville


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Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 07:03:52 -0600
Subject: Re: [CR]Tubulars in Bubbaville
From: "Steven L. Sheffield" <stevens@veloworks.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <F60VxhNRyjlX5LxQAOs0000659e@hotmail.com>


I wrote an article to that effect which appeared in the late BOB Gazette.

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> From: "Mark Poore" <rauler47@hotmail.com>
> Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 22:39:27 -0400
> To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: [CR]Tubulars in Bubbaville
>
> Someone mentioned something about all the chat about Real whatever vs.
> American forgeries so I felt compelled, after what happened on my ride
> today, to give ya all some relief from all that.
>
> Two friends and myself went out on a ride that started out to be our 37-mile
> loop. Mike has a very light Giant with Dura Ace and the best Mavic has to
> offer in wheel sets and a saddle that has the shape of a small buzzard’s
> wing that I wouldn't set my butt on if it were on fire. I keep telling him
> if he wants to have that bike in 20 years he better quit riding it now. Now
> just the other day when Mike and I went out on a ride and I asked him if he
> was a gambler? No he said, and then I asked him why he didn’t have a spare
> tube and pump? He said he hadn’t gotten one yet. Mind you that this isn’t
> his first rodeo. I told him he better start bringing one on our rides or I
> won’t be riding with him. The other fellow Dave, who mountain bikes a good
> bit, had his dad’s Jamis Quest. It is out fitted with 105 and no spare tube
> or pump. That was his first warning.
>
> Now the vintage part; I was on my Tommasini (it is a real whatever vs.
> American forgery), although it doesn’t meet the time line there is a page on
> CR about ‘em so I guess it is acceptable. It has tubulars (real whatevers
> vs. American or even British forgeries) which fits into my mind as vintage
> as there weren’t clinchers back in the days when I started cycling that were
> acceptable to race on or for that matter do any high performance fast
> riding.
>
> Now we were into mile 22 coming into Bubbaville on a single lane road miles
> from the closest pay phone and Mike blows a rear tire. After giving him a
> bit of grief about not having anything to fix it with we laid out our plan
> which was for Dave and I to ride back to the cars, about12 miles away, and
> come back and get him. I just couldn’t resist telling him as Dave and I
> started to ride off how Bubba liked young boys in lycra. About a half a
> dozen pedal strokes away I wondered if my spare tubular would fit on his
> clincher rim? Only one-way to find out, so I turned around. After pulling
> his tire and tube off the tubular fit snugly enough on the rim that I
> believed it could get him back to the car. Right then I could see a problem
> and that was the valve stem didn’t come through enough to get the Campagnolo
> pump end on it, another vintage moment. I pulled the tire off and thought if
> I could get enough air in the tire and we could wrestle it back on the rim
> maybe, just maybe Mike could ride home. After three different inflations all
> three of us were able to pry the tire onto the rim.
>
> The ride from there back to the cars was without incident.
>
> And now I know that a tubular will fit a clincher rim in a pinch. And that
> is a real story and not an American tale.
>
> Mark Poore
> Living 23 miles from Bubbaville, West Virginia