Hi Dave and Michael
Many thanks for your advice. As I thought, it sounds like I will need need to get hold of 1950s era clincher rims to build onto my Legnano/Campag hubs. I'm looking forward to it.
Mike Eden Groombridge Uk
Sent: 03 May 2008 18:37 To: Mike Eden Cc: CR List Subject: Re: [CR]L'Eroica
I did it last year. I played it safe and used Pasella 32mm clinchers. I was glad that I did, the wider profile of the tire allowed me ride over the pot holes, deep sandy sections, ruts and washboard ripples that challenge the riders on the blancha strada. I had no flats and if I did, a repair would be relatively easy and safe. Lots of riders did use sew-ups and I was tempted to use them on the Cinelli, but the thought of flating and replacing a tire would marginalise my safety as mounted spares never seem to be on the rim as securely. There are lots of descents and climbing that would give a spare an opportunity to roll.....ouch!
In either case, you'll be in good company and have a great time as we did.
Regards, David Martinez Fremont Ca US of A
Mike Eden <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
for my sins i'm planning on riding my 1950 Legnano Roma with Paris Roubaix gear on the L'Eroica this year and wondered if anyone out there had any experience of this event. i know that a fair bit of the ride is on tracks and i'm not sure whether the tubular sprint rims currently on the bike are realisically up to the job.
Mike Eden Groombridge UK
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