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    Tubular Tires?

    OK, if I get this Razesa, I'm going to want to get a pair of inexpensive Tubies. The reason I'm asking about Continental Giro vs Vittoria Rally, is because they are both $20 at nashbar. So does anyone have an opinion on which tire is better? If you know of a better deal on a different tire I'm also open to that.

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    Three for $50
    http://www.yellowjersey.org/tt.html

    I've had bad experiences with four Vittoria Rallys, don't know about the Continentals. The generic ones from YellowJersey are holding up really well. They also sell patch kits and expensive tubies.
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    Both are equally unspectacular, but @ $20, you can't complain.

    Good tubulars cost $80+

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    I've used the Giro and it's no better than a decent clincher.
    mid priced tubulars ($60 range) that are good are
    Conti Sprinter, Deda Tre Olimpico and Gommitalia Espresso.

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    I knew I'd seen this thread before, so I dredged it up from the bowels to link here for anyone who might read this thread with the same question I have. Thanks for all your input. especially lotek. Very helpful

    Tubular Tires Recommendations

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    I've been running Vittoria Rallyes for the past year and a half, and have had extremely good results with them. Keep the air pressure 100lbs maximum (90 minimum) and they seem to hold up extremely well.
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    What about the larger size tubulars that were available on 60s-70s Schwinn Paramounts...? I think they were 27x1 or 1-1/4 tubulars......anybody know if these sizes are available new?
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by barndoor
    What about the larger size tubulars that were available on 60s-70s Schwinn Paramounts...? I think they were 27x1 or 1-1/4 tubulars......anybody know if these sizes are available new?
    Don't be fooled by the "nominal" sizes: i.e. a 700c tubular = 27" tubular = 28" tubular.

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    Available in a 27mm

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    Sweet! Thanks....I'll check those out.....they'd look good on the '72 :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by vpiuva
    Don't be fooled by the "nominal" sizes: i.e. a 700c tubular = 27" tubular = 28" tubular.
    27 x 1 1/4 tires were as I recall, clinchers not tubulars. Same for 27 x 1 1/8.

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    Is the braking surface on tubular rims closer to the hub than clinchers?
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    Slightly. Doesn't usually make a lot of difference - if your brake pads are somewhere midway in adjustment on the caliper arms, you'll probably be able to extend them downward to cover the tubular rim.
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    These 28c Tufos are the biggest tubulars I've seen. According to my calipers, they're a true 28mm tire.


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