Re: [CR] Tubulars v Clinchers.....shot at dawn BUT what about LESS COMMON SIZES


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From: Christopher Harris <chrisharris@bikerider.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 19:18:03 +1000
Subject: Re: [CR] Tubulars v Clinchers.....shot at dawn BUT what about LESS COMMON SIZES


If anyone can help with a source of clincher rims in size 26 x 1 1/4" (597mm) for my 1953 Dawes Clansman I'd be eternally grateful.

So far the best response from anywhere has been to sand the rims back, and paint them, but that's not much good when the rims are only being held together with rust.

Thanks in advance.

Chris Harris Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Paul Williams wrote...
>Okay, while the clincher vs. tubular stand-off goes on, it is all
>very well to berate those who have switched out tubulars/ sew-ups for
>clincher/ wired-on rims, but what do you do if sew-ups are no longer
>available for certain rim-sizes? I am thinking specifically about the
>26 X 1 1/4" on a large majority of pre-1950ish British bikes or the
>650B French sizes. I haven't seen many sprint rims for bikes fitted
>for the former size wheelsets being offered and if they are where on
>earth would one find the tyres - unless, as I asked a while ago,
>sprint rims on said bikes were a different size!
>I would love to ride the Carpenter with sew-ups - in fact I would
>love to ride the Carpenter with something other than the Schwalbe
>knobbies I have right now!!

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