I was mainly pointing out the availability of many more sizes in a similar tire that is very good riding and good looking. the Ruffies/Rolys are certainly nice too but only if you need 700 x 28c, and good lord they are sure proud of them. I've had the 27" on my Paramount fixie daily driver for three years and all I do is put air in them. I don't know about the mold but they are round and true and smooth riding. And the casing looks identical to the Rivs.
> Bob wrote:
> 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
> Unless I'm mistaken, the Ruffies and Rollies use a
> three-part mold, and thus are more nearly round than the
> Pasela, which uses a 2-part mold, does it not?
> In any event, the Rolly does not seem to have the same
> casing as the Pasela, but I will go look at them again.
> I've heard nothing but good things about the Pasela,
> although I don't care for the tread! I actually like the
> Rivs better..<g>
> Charles Andrews