Re: [CR] FYI: Challenge TUBULAR Tires

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Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 10:34:08 -0600
From: "John Wood" <braxton72@gmail.com>
To: Peter Koskinen <prkbikes1@mac.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] FYI: Challenge TUBULAR Tires


I can add a data point that will at least partially confirm Peter's findings. I ordered in 4 Challenge tires this summer, and one did not hold air, and was sent back for replacement. Seems like a good idea to check 'em over thoroughly before mounting.

John

-- John Wood Missoula, Montana, USA

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 11:12 PM, Peter Koskinen <prkbikes1@mac.com> wrote:
> Sadiq,
>
> You, then, must have gotten tires from the special mystical batch that the
> rest of us that have 1st hand experience can only dream of....
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter
> PETER REID KOSKINEN
> CHAPEL HILL, NC, 27516,USA
>
>
> On Oct 23, 2009, at 5:45 PM, Sadiq Gill wrote:
>
> 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