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Old 11-07-07, 06:49 PM   #1
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Yellow Jersey Tubulars?

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Has anyone ever used the tubular tires from Yellow Jersey.com?

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

Any reviews, feedback, hate, love, warnings, endorsements? You can't beat the price, but what are you getting?
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Being as they're in my home-town and have the whole small-shop cache going for them I'd say go for it.

The shop itself is old-school bike shop with frames, built bikes, parts and accessories covering every available surface (even the ceiling). It's even hard to walk around there.

By and large I've only heard good things about their mechanics but some of their sales staff is a little flakey.

If you're ordering off the web you probably won't have that problem.

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Much better than the cheap models from Vitt and Cont
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Old 11-13-07, 02:20 PM   #4
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Thanks. I have an old light-weight with tubs, and I thought I'd try them out as I've only ever ridden clinchers. Seemed like a good place to start.
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Thanks. I have an old light-weight with tubs, and I thought I'd try them out as I've only ever ridden clinchers. Seemed like a good place to start.

You might find they're a good place to stay, too! I have a bud who's a confirmed vintage lightweight freak, and he's using them on all his wheels.

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I've got a set on my '72 P-15-9 and love 'em...the Servio Corsa's(sp)...nice, for an inexpensive tubular.
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Sounds good to me, especially for the price.

As far as gluing, has anyone used the Tufo tape? Recommend it? No? (I hate to start another gluing thread, just looking for some quick feedback...)

Anyway, thanks again for the input.
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It's even hard to walk around there.
You're telling me! It's especially amusing seeing people trying to bring bikes in the front door and through the store for repairs. Also, the basement is just as large and just as full of totally awesome bike stuff, and WAY more disorganized. You ever been down there?

Most YJ stuff is high quality. I can't vouch for their tubulars though. Let us know what you think of them.
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Sounds good to me, especially for the price.

As far as gluing, has anyone used the Tufo tape? Recommend it? No? (I hate to start another gluing thread, just looking for some quick feedback...)

Anyway, thanks again for the input.
I like Tufo tape, I think they really figured it out well. Follow the instructions exactly, and there's really no way you can get a mess made.
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Awesome. I really like to do my own work if I can, but sometimes I'm impatient so I wasn't too thrilled to try gluing...
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Gluing tires on really isn't such a pain. Put the tire on a dry rim and inflate to full pressure; leave it overnight. This will give it a little stretch and make the glue-up easier. Follow the directions on the tube. You'll like them.
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I am actually using them. I have them on a commuter bike--- they are fine--- no issues at all. They cannot be beaten at the price. There isn't much branding with them.... but that is not why anyone would buy them.
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