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    Can't find my favorite Tubular tire anymore bout found something else!

    Well, I was looking to buy more of my favorite tubular tires, Schwalbe Milanos, for spares and to install on one of my wheelsets for my ongoing Peugeot PY10FC build. but being that they quit making them about two years ago, it seems like they are mostly unobtanium now. Just for kicks I decided to search at eBay for anything available from Michelin and these came up:



    Just under 30 bucks, Each tire comes with a tube of glue, Hand made in France (note the strange not for sale in the USA label on the box....why??), Latex inner tube, Supposedly has a Kevlar belt for puncture resistance, Limited edition supposedly to only 500 tires.....
    How could I resist! Bought 4 from the seller who threw in a 5th for free!
    Yes, it does not have flesh or off white color on its skinwall I prefer, but the light blue is OK with me as blue is the French national racing color after all.....
    I have a pair quietly stretching out on a wheelset now Can't wait to find out how they ride....
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    Import export agreements. Michelin USA or whoever owns the import rights probally doesn't due every tire they make.

    I saw something on the Bianchi Italy website I really wanted but they wouldn't sell it to me. So one of my buddies at the Reserve unit had his GF in England order it for me, then another guy 'muled' it back to the states for me. I now have the only Merino Grey Wool with Celeste pinstripes in the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Import export agreements. Michelin USA or whoever owns the import rights probally doesn't due every tire they make.

    I saw something on the Bianchi Italy website I really wanted but they wouldn't sell it to me. So one of my buddies at the Reserve unit had his GF in England order it for me, then another guy 'muled' it back to the states for me. I now have the only Merino Grey Wool with Celeste pinstripes in the U.S.
    Might be the case. I was thinking, it had to do with the adhesive. If sold in the USA, a material safety data sheet would need to be created and a way to get it, and or the chemicals may be a problem. Sometimes it is a challenge to sell in the USA, and transport stuff too.

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    Chombi- neat score. Road report?


    While on topic of can't finding an old favorite, anyone know what happened to the cheapo Gommitalia's? Decent under $20 tubular's. Possibly another gone to Taiwan and re-branded? I have some Challenge Vulcano's of which get by but forget buying old stock or keeping beyond two years. The butyl will show disintegration.

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    Not turning up in my eBay search now, not at that price anyway! EBay is funny that way....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
    Well, I was looking to buy more of my favorite tubular tires, Schwalbe Milanos, for spares and to install on one of my wheelsets for my ongoing Peugeot PY10FC build. but being that they quit making them about two years ago, it seems like they are mostly unobtanium now. Just for kicks I decided to search at eBay for anything available from Michelin and these came up:



    Just under 30 bucks, Each tire comes with a tube of glue, Hand made in France (note the strange not for sale in the USA label on the box....why??), Latex inner tube, Supposedly has a Kevlar belt for puncture resistance, Limited edition supposedly to only 500 tires.....
    How could I resist! Bought 4 from the seller who threw in a 5th for free!
    Yes, it does not have flesh or off white color on its skinwall I prefer, but the light blue is OK with me as blue is the French national racing color after all.....
    I have a pair quietly stretching out on a wheelset now Can't wait to find out how they ride....
    Looking forward to your review Chombi...affordable tubulars are a good thing.

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    OK BGirll. Now we just gotta see that jersey. Sounds beautimous.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Import export agreements. Michelin USA or whoever owns the import rights probally doesn't due every tire they make.

    I saw something on the Bianchi Italy website I really wanted but they wouldn't sell it to me. So one of my buddies at the Reserve unit had his GF in England order it for me, then another guy 'muled' it back to the states for me. I now have the only Merino Grey Wool with Celeste pinstripes in the U.S.

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