Re: [CR] A single sew-up among many clinchers

(Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse)

From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 20:12:16 -0800 (PST)
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] A single sew-up among many clinchers

There is an extremely simple solution to the problem (I think). Purchase a set of tire savers. Honestly, i've NEVER had a flat while using tire savers on slick road tires. Caveat : I've never used tubulars, however.

http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=single&c=Tire/Tube&sc=Tire%20Savers&tc=&item_id=UB-TS1&id=967337122636

When you get your first flat, simply bend the tire savers into position to rub against the spare tubular. You might incur a 0.25 mph drag penalty, but the chance of getting a second flat will be so close to zero, that others in you group will probably exhaust their spare tubes before you get a second flat on your backup tubular.

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA