Re: [CR]Tyre Wiping etc.

(Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic)

Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 11:52:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Dale B. Phelps" <losgatos_dale@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Tyre Wiping etc.
To: NIGEL LAND <ndland@btinternet.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <004401c58a34$21e1b620$8a277ad5@com>


Interesting, I just moved to CO, and haven't punctured (knock-on-monitor) since I got here with a bike 1 1/2 years ago. So far, only ride tubulars on the road: when I showed up for our first local CR ride I was greeted with "tubies in the house"...and admonished for having no spare, nor a pump. The 10 or 12 other riders all rode clinchers...3 or 4 of them flatted, but I did not.

Hm, perhaps there's something to be said for "aged" sewups after all?

Dale Phelps Longmont CO

NIGEL LAND <ndland@btinternet.com> wrote: 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

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