[CR]Tufo wide tubulars

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Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 12:11:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <480184.53695.qm@web82205.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR]Tufo wide tubulars

Someone recently posted that they had been told the Tufo Diamond nominal 28mm tubular measured only 25mm wide. I just bought a few of these to evaluate them, and mounted a pair on my recently rebuilt 1974 Raleigh Competition. This is the Diamond 28, nominal 28mm, and I yesterday measured it at 29mm inflated to 90psi on a classic Mavic tubular rim. AFAIK, the Diamond is only available in 28 and 30mm nominal width, but maybe there might have been a narrower one available in the past.

Very nice tire BTW. 90 psi, available in classic black tread with tan sidewall. Too bad it isn't available in a ribbed road tread as well as the diamond cyclocross tread.

I've actually never ridden a wide tubular before, never owned del Mondos, usually rode Clement Criterium or similar width "In The Day". I must say the feel of these wide Tufos is excellent. A tubular of this width may very well be the optimum tire for the type of riding most of us here actually do.


Jerry Moos
Big Spring, TX