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Old 09-28-09, 05:58 PM   #1
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Tubulars?

Someone gave me a set of rims with funky tires on them. The hubs were cut out of the rims so I took the tires off. What they were baffles me. It is a tube with tread. Are these tubulars? Can I mount these on regular rims?
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yes they are tubulars, no you cant mount them on clincher rims

tubulars must be glued to a tubular rim with tire cement.

Unless you race they are a pain in the a**, just give them to a buddy who might use them or trade someone for some clincher rims.
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Look them up on ebuy, tubular rims tend to go for a little money because racers want them and they will spend a little scratch for them, that is if they are good ones.

The reason not to mess with them is if they go flat you cant really fix em without a lot of work, it's not like patching an innertube.
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The rims themselves are Mavics, made in France,
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I also gave a box full of chains, cables and derailleurs. I got bunch of old stuff I'm thinking about post in the classifieds for sale.
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If you search farther here on BF you'll find a lot of good guidance about the pros and cons of tubulars by those who have used them and do use them. And who also might be interested in the parts you have (me for example).

How many spoke holes do the rims have?

Are there any markings on the tires?
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yes they are tubulars, no you cant mount them on clincher rims.
...unless you happen to have a set of Super Champion "Mixte" rims.

(I have a set of wheels with these, but I've only used them for clinchers so far, having plenty of tubular wheels for those tires)
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yes they are tubulars, no you cant mount them on clincher rims

tubulars must be glued to a tubular rim with tire cement.

Unless you race they are a pain in the a**, just give them to a buddy who might use them or trade someone for some clincher rims.
To be a little pedantic here, they can be "mounted" and inflated on 700c clincher rims for purposes of inspecting and stretching before installing properly on tubular rims; but riding a clincher rim with a tubular tire on it would be dangerous.

You'll more likely find a potential buyer in the classic and vintage enthusiast than a racer... assuming these are GP4s or GL330s or something similar.

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They say Mavic Made in France Montherly Route. They are 36 hole. One seems to have a dent in it so that might not be any good. PM me if you want to talk about purchasing them.
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