[CR]tires for tandems...


From: "C. Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 13:10:26 -0800
Subject: [CR]tires for tandems...

Jan wrote:

have used Rivendell Ruffy-Tuffy tires on 700C Super Champion 58 rims at 110 psi on a tandem. Maybe you have a bad match of rim and

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I can attest that Rivendell Ruffy-Tuffys are hands-down the best clincher tires I've ever ridden, for tandems in particular, but even for single bikes, if you don't mind a little extra weight...they're probably as close to flat-proof as a clincher can be, they have an incredible, ocean-liner ride, and they corner beautifully..in addition, they seem to be faster (less rolling resistance) than any other clincher I've tried (and although I dislike clinchers in general, I've tried quite a few now)...

If there were any justice in this world, Grant Peterson could retire on the profits from his tires..maybe he should make them in all-black. He could sell a bazillion of them. The Roly-Poly might, on balance, be the best clincher tire ever made...a paragon of the virtues, with no vices.

Well. One vice. Or two. They aren't made in a 27", and they aren't made in a wire-bead. Other than those two caveats...best clincher ever, in my view

Charles Andrews SoCal

that's the puzzle of what has happened to the automobile world: feeling safe has become more important than actually being safe.

--Malcolm Gladwell