[CR]Tyre Wiping etc.

(Example: Production Builders:LeJeune)

From: "NIGEL LAND" <ndland@btinternet.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <MONKEYFOODTRqf69aZb00005fe7@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 19:28:08 +0100
Subject: [CR]Tyre Wiping etc.

I have followed the discussion of 'gloving' and other sundry antiquated occupations with growing incredulity. I rode a bicycle in Colorado for many miles in 1994 and a lot more before and after in the UK and have had few punctures. What is the problem? It appears that a lot of you are still riding with tubular tyres, which presumably limits your choice of materials. Personally I ride clinchers and maybe get one puncture a year, if that. I don't think the UK is that different in terms of glass or thorns, so, help me, what is the problem? Dupont invented Kevlar to solve these problems, so use it!! Nigel (bored with gloving) Land Lincolnshire UK