[CR]Vintage Tubular tires

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10)

From: <themaaslands@comcast.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org (Classic Rendezvous)
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 02:46:06 +0000
Subject: [CR]Vintage Tubular tires

I have just received a number of silk tubulars from Italy. They are all marked Pirelli Cronoman seta extra. Does anybody have any idea as to the vintage of these tires? When did Pirelli stop making tubulars? My Italian contacts have given me varying dates for the production of Pirelli tubulars. The tires are exceedingly lightweight track tires.

In the same shipment, I also got a few Pirelli Cronoman seta (without the 'extra')tubulars, these seem to be road tires. Molded into the tread rubber it says Clement, does this mean that Clement made all or a certain part of the Pirelli tubulars, or simply towards the end of the existence of Pirelli tubulars?

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ