[CR]Vintage Tire renewal & restoration info needed

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

From: "Questor" <questor@cinci.rr.com>
To: "classicrendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:31:18 -0500
Subject: [CR]Vintage Tire renewal & restoration info needed


I have obtained a late 70's Campy tubular LF wheel set that has original Clement Criterium tires. The tires still hold air, but the casing is apparently rubber coated that has discolored with age.

Are there any suggestions on how I can clean up the discoloration without damaging the tires casing or its original color? I may be wrong, but it seems that current tubular tires do not have this problem over time... could there have been a manufacturing change?

What cleaner/preservative should I use in the future to make reasonably sure this discoloration does not come back?

Thanks, Steve Neago "Trying to see through the clouds in Cincinnati, OH"