Re: [CR]Flash!!! Sewups are repairable!

Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli

From: "John Pergolizzi" <>
To: "Martin Needleman" <>, <>
References: <> <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Flash!!! Sewups are repairable!
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 10:24:43 -0400

Martin, Get ahold of a copy of Eugene Sloan's The Complete Book of Bicycling, an old copy (1970 to 75 or so). Trident Press, sbn:671-27053-2. See chapter 11: "Your tires and how to care for them". Full instructions w/ diagrams and
drawings. Have fun.
Knowledge is freedom.
John T.Pergolizzi

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Needleman"
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 9:36 AM
Subject: [CR]Flash!!! Sewups are repairable!

> There are currently a couple of eBay sellers who insist that sewup tires
> can be repaired (although noone in his right mind would ever want to do
> it).
> Description for Item #3615024551 (Tubular sew up Needle Kit) says "This
> was used to repair your tubulars. Nowadays we buy new tubulars but they
> can be repaired."
> Description for Item #2180342500(Vittoria Sewup Tubular Tire Repair Kit)
> says in part "There's so much detail here, I mean, people used to repair
> their sewups !!! You can definitely use this kit, and your infinite
> patience, to repair a nice classic sewup. You can also just put these on
> a shelf to commemorate classic "attention to detail". "
> Are these sellers nuts or is it true that, in the old days, people used
> to repair their tubular tires? If so, I'm certainly going to regret
> trashing all those punctured Italian hand-made silk sewups.
> Martin Needleman
> Annapolis, MD