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

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From: "P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <200502120412.UAA23490@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR] A single sew-up among many clinchers
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 19:05:30 -0500


Folks, I am a newcomer to sew-ups for about a year now. After some trial and error, I settled on Vittoria Rallys. But everyone told me to get Veloflex Criteriums. So splurge on a pair sold on eBay. New. $120 for a pair. Cheap. I put them on my TI Raleigh Team Pro. Guess what? Both are defective! The tread is warped or out of round near the labels on each. So they go squish squish squish as I ride. Useless. And the chances of getting my money back.. well, I don't rate them any high. So much for "handmade in Italy"! I suspect this seller who has been flogging these for several months bought seconds or something. But that's enough "high end" sew-ups for me... I am sticking to my cheapo Rallys and happy to do so.

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA