I got tired of the tubulars and the constant flats and decided to switch to some very attractive Rigida polished aluminum clinchers and a set a Panaracer Paselas in 700x28. I figured that for the type of riding I use the old Bottecchia for and considering my 200-lbs bulk this would be appropriate. But man to they look big! Like a fat-tired beach cruiser. They actually measure 26mm wide but they are substantially taller than the tubulars were or the 700x23s on my modern road bike. I'm not sure I like the look but I'm kinda stuck with it now. Maybe it'll grow on me. What do ya'll think?