[CR] Good cheap sew-ups (WAS Challenge TUBULAR Tires)

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 17:07:07 -0700
From: "Steve Whitting" <ciocc_cat@yahoo.com>
To: accobra <accobra@peoplepc.com>, Sadiq Gill <sadiqgill@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <c76dc510910231445p4c4c6977y284295e4b69b711d@mail.gmail.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, Peter Koskinen <prkbikes1@mac.com>
Subject: [CR] Good cheap sew-ups (WAS Challenge TUBULAR Tires)


If you want good, inexpensive sew-ups, check out the Yellow Jersey in Madison, WI.

http://www.yellowjersey.org/tt.html

Three Servizio Corsa sew-ups for only $50.  They weigh in at 295g, run true and hold air - I've been running them on my beloved Ciocc - no problems.

Steve Whitting
"The Ciocc Cat"
Prairieville, Louisiana USA
Website at http://ciocc-cat.angelfire.com/


--- On Fri, 10/23/09, Sadiq Gill wrote:


From: Sadiq Gill <sadiqgill@gmail.com> Subject: Re: [CR] FYI: Challenge TUBULAR Tires To: "accobra" <accobra@peoplepc.com> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, "Peter Koskinen" <prkbikes1@mac.com> Date: Friday, October 23, 2009, 4:45 PM

Just as an aside.....this is coming from the same 'critic' who insisted on full new replacement cost for a leaky old tubular.  Some people's perspectives can be shaded by apparent contrarian antisocial viewpoints.  That and the desire to engage in agitant crusades.  I have bought 6 of these tires and have had nary a problem with any.  IN fact I bought some more today  Perhaps the Challenge people sense the Koskonian traits and purposely seek to engage his brilliant and charming personality.

                 <<no facts; just opinions expressed herein>>>

On 10/23/09, accobra <accobra@peoplepc.com> wrote:
> Peter,   thanks for providing your first-hand experience with these.  I
> think we've found the reason why the price was slashed to below wholesale.
>
> Mark Winkelman
> Dallas, Texas USA
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Koskinen" <prkbikes1@mac.com>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 11:34 AM
> Subject: [CR] FYI: Challenge TUBULAR Tires
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>> For all of you out there that are always seeking the perfect match
>> tubular tire for your vintage bike. Excel Sports IS pushing all of the
>> Criteriums out the door for $38.88 each or so. This price is $20 less
>> than wholesale. Now before you all go rushing out and ordering these I
>> think that there are a couple of things that you should know about them.
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>> First of all, In the last 2 years, I have bought almost 100 of these
>> tires in a variety of models. When they would come in I had to do the
>> following steps to insure that everyone was salable to the public.
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>> 1) Remove all from the packaging and put 100PSI in each to see if they
>> held air. I would set them aside for a 24 hour period. All the ones  that
>> went flat were set aside.
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>> 2) Mount each tire on a wheelset, pump to 100PSI , spin wheel and  check
>> for deformities in the tire. Most of them would either have a  bubble in
>> the tread or the casing was twisted. Deflate and set  defective tires
>> aside with the first collection.
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>> 3) Return defective tires to distributor/manufacturer for replacement.
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>> 4) Start at step 1 when the replacement tires showed up via FEDEX.  Return
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>> up to 50% of these...
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>> Don't be misled by the words "GREAT DEAL" because in the end the good
>> feeling of a great deal will be soured by reality of a tire that  doesn't
>> hold air or isn't round.
>>
>> I'll get off my soap box now and send you back to your regularly
>> scheduled programming.....
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Peter
>> PETER REID KOSKINEN
>> Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
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