Re: [CR]great clincher tires (was re: ride comfort of high flange hubs)

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Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 02:41:10 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]great clincher tires (was re: ride comfort of high flange hubs)

Charles and Dave - The ruffies and rollies are made by Panaracer for Rivendell. Try the Panaracer Pasela either for 27" or 700C. Same casing, different tread, half the price! Nice tan sidewalls instead of that goofy ripstop brown sidewall like the Contis. They come in wire bead and in kevlar bead in either the Tourguard version with kevlar belt, or the regular version without. 27" only in the wire bead though. 700c comes in 25,28,32,35, and 37 widths. 27" in 1, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 widths. A great tire that has been around for many years. I stock them in most sizes. They also have 26 x 1.25 (mountain bike size) which Riv puts on the small Rambouillet, in kevlar or wire bead.

Keep rollin'

Bob Freeman Seattle
> Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 10:17:22 -0700 (PDT)
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> Hello Charles, glad you mentioned it.
> I would purchase many pairs of the ROLLY POLYS if they did'nt have that
> goofy checkerboard tread design.
> I believe that they really detract from the esthetics of an otherwise well
> thought out-researched-money no object restoration. With that said... you wont
> notice the goofyness of the tread design when you're riding, and happen to
> glance down at the spinning front wheel.
> Why can't Grant just make them in a file, diamond, mixed or bald tread????
> Regards,
> Dave Martinez
> Fremont Ca
> off for a ride on a cinelli sc with avocet bald tires.
> "C. Andrews" <> wrote:
> Curly wrote:
> Try a pair of continental 27 x 1 1/4" ultra gatorskin tires.
> They do
> not have the tan gumwall look you might prefer, otherwise
> they are one
> of the best tires I have ever ridden and are mounted on all
> four of my
> paramount tourers, with thousands of miles of smiles.
> ********
> This post put me in mind of something I've been meaning to
> mention for awhile, although most of you probably found this
> out before I did.
> We were riding Continental Ultra Gatorskins (700c) on our
> tandems, and I thought they were pretty good..then I tried
> some Rolly Polys from Rivendell.
> I've been trying to find clinchers that I can love for 30
> years now, and I never found them, until now.
> For those who have yet to try these... don't hesitate. For
> a hooked clincher rim, these may be the best all-around
> clinchers ever made. They're fat, fast, and incredibly
> comfortable. I still prefer sew-up wheels and Campionato
> del Mundos, or Paris-Roubaix, when you can get them.. but
> Rolly Polys on a light clincher wheel give a lot of that
> sew-up feel, and as a bonus, they sing too! Unlike anything
> besides Clement tubulars, at least, in my experience. The
> Gators felt rock-hard, and dead, by comparison.
> And the overall ride quality with the Rolly Polys is as good
> as it gets, short of a CdM, in my opinion.
> The Rolly Polys come only in kevlar bead, so hooked rims are
> a must. If you can catch Rivendell on a day when they have
> some of the steel-beaded versions (which occasionally come
> to them on the fully-built bikes from Japan) then you have
> some nice tires for the Weinmann Concaves of the world. I
> just wish Grant would make them in a 27" tire. Not enough
> demand I suppose.
> And the Ruffy Tuffys are *perfect* for tandem use. Or any
> more demanding use. A fantastic tire. Just like the Rolly
> Polys but with more rubber in the tread.
> I will say they probably wear a little faster than the
> usual, but I'll trade that for the ride. A great, great
> tire, and if there were any justice in this world, Grant
> would make a fortune on that tire. But it seems that few
> shops carry it.
> Try it, you'll like it.
> I just wish I could find a tire this good in a 27"


> Charles Andrews

> SoCal