Re: [CR]Contructeurs and now obscure (obsceur?) tires

Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 20:45:21 -0700
From: Doug Van Cleve <>
To: Christine and Derek Vandeberg <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Contructeurs and now obscure (obsceur?) tires
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As I understand things, Kogswell will soon offer a nice skinwall 590 tire (don't know about the pressure): .

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ

On 11/13/05, Christine and Derek Vandeberg <> wrote:
> The discussion about constructeurs, fattie tires and rolling resistance
> has me jonesing to get out on the randonneur bike again. Mine has 650A
> wheels, rather than 650Bs; it was built in '81 for cross country (and
> across the Pond) touring; the thought being that one could pick up a 26
> x 1 3/8 tire in just about any hardware store in Anytown, USA. Problem
> is that it's tough to find tires in this size that run at higher
> pressures. I've currently got some tired old IRCs that run at 95psi;
> the closest I've found to that are Schwalbe Marathons, which are rated
> 45-85, I believe. Anybody out there got a good source for this now
> unpopular size, which I think originated as the consummate English
> 3-speed tire?
> Thanks --
> Derek Vandeberg, Bigfork, Montana