Re: [CR]RE: Tyre wiping - a fools game or necessary evil?


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From: "ternst" <ternst1@cox.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Michael Allison" <banjodoc@earthlink.net>
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Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Tyre wiping - a fools game or necessary evil?
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 18:30:37 -0700
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You have the essence of it to a "T". Time to jam through Central Park and scorch 'em Ted Ernst Palos Verdes Estates, CA


----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Allison
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 5:56 PM
Subject: [CR]RE: Tyre wiping - a fools game or necessary evil?


I think Ted Earnst's got it right. TIRE wiping or gloving, as Ted called it, is a necessary evil. If you're riding a classic it will not

have clinchers\u2014but tubulars. They are the only tires I've used for the

last fifty-years of my cycling career. Because I'm compulsive about wiping my tubies, I seldom get flats, but wear through two-three pairs

of gloves in a season. Recently I discovered Assos gloves with a Kevlar

fiber palm, and now I can get three seasons with one pair. The classic

bikes we cherish, and the pros who rode them loved tubulars because they have a soft ride, low moment of force, are perfectly round so the

tire contact surface is constant while turning or going straight, require TLC and occasional wiping.

Michael, hoping I didn't break the lucky spell, Allison, NYC