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gioscinelli 01-03-14 05:56 PM

Wheels 4 your classic! Choose Clinchers, Tubelars or Tubeless!
 
What kind of wheels would you put on your favorite classic bike.

1. Clincher

2. Tubular

3. Tubeless

I prefer tubular, but here in the Windy City gotta ride clinchers.

rootboy 01-03-14 05:57 PM

sew ups.

Wildwood 01-03-14 06:00 PM

Tubies for my remaining 2 vintage roadies, clinchers on the newer rides.

SvenMN 01-03-14 06:03 PM

Tubulars on my two C&V classics.

Tubulars on my only CF framed non-classic.

Clinchers on the rest.

Michael Angelo 01-03-14 06:08 PM

Clinchers. My favorite being Conti 4000s.

shoota 01-03-14 06:09 PM

Whatever you like changing flats on the best.

JohnDThompson 01-03-14 06:32 PM

Why not multiple sets of wheels, so you have all options available?

JJScaliger 01-03-14 06:34 PM

sew ups spring through fall
clinchers for winter

miamijim 01-03-14 06:39 PM

High end clinchers....

lasauge 01-03-14 06:44 PM

Nice clinchers: Challenge Parigi-Roubaix or Conti GP4000s.

Bianchigirll 01-03-14 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnDThompson (Post 16380491)
Why not multiple sets of wheels, so you have all options available?

Good idea. I prefer tubulars but also use clinchers depending on the bike. I had a few set of tubulars built on some shimano 7spd hubs so I can swap between clincher and tubulars.

KonAaron Snake 01-03-14 07:01 PM

I have a pretty even mix of tubulars and clinchers...I like having a mix of both. I just got a pair of FMB roubaixs and they're absolutely delightful (they run WIDE). Also trying jack brown 33s and they're a lot of fun too.

gomango 01-03-14 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake (Post 16380572)
I have a pretty even mix of tubulars and clinchers...I like having a mix of both. I just got a pair of FMB roubaixs and they're absolutely delightful (they run WIDE). Also trying jack brown 33s and they're a lot of fun too.

This is where I'm at, but last season ran more clinchers than normal.

Schwalbes, Kendas and Challenge almost exclusively.

I do have some Bruce Gordons I want to order though.

iab 01-03-14 07:31 PM

For commuting on rough roads, I prefer large 35mm tires with a low psi. It has to be clinchers.

For my road bikes, I ride better roads and use 25-27mm tubulars with a higher pressure.

auchencrow 01-03-14 07:55 PM

I like tubulars if the road is smooth and I'm not going to flat.
Consequently, only one bike in my herd has tubulars, and I baby it.

kunsunoke 01-03-14 08:36 PM

Depends on the bike.

The RADAC and PX-10 are sew-ups, and all others are riding mid to high end clinchers.

Sew ups yield a vastly-improved ride, IMO.

zukahn1 01-03-14 11:17 PM

I have no tubullar's on my current riders but I have a set in closset ready to go. If I want to race not likely but nice to have.

sykerocker 01-04-14 05:52 AM

High end, tubulars all the way. Mid to low, probably clinchers. Actually, I'd like a set of each, per bike.

sykerocker 01-04-14 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJScaliger (Post 16380503)
sew ups spring through fall
clinchers for winter

Probably the best compromise of all. While I prefer tubulars, even I hate the possibility of working with rim cement in cold weather.

spacemanz 01-04-14 06:37 AM

I've never tried tubulars yet, but definitely missed a nice deal on some old DA 7400 hubs on sew-ups not too long ago. I see them off & on, on CL & in a few different recycling places, but I'd need to read up good, before buying anything tubular. It's probably no big deal, but I'm a big chicken, about trying new things, sometimes. ;) For clinchers, I'm using a 27 x 1 1/8 in the back (Specialized Tri-sport) & a 700c x 26c Vittoria Zaffiro in front, that indicates 120 p.s.i., a little more than a pair of more current 23c's I also have. That older one's tough, & might out-live me. :D To me, 26c is the perfect size, 23c is a bit narrow, for absorbing shocks, but a 28c slows you down too much. That 26c just holds the road just right, & runs pretty fast too. :)

Chombi 01-04-14 06:56 AM

I've pretty much fully transitioned to tubies for all my bikes.
All it took was one ride on a tubular wheelset three years ago, and I was irreversibly hooked on them because of the superior ride they provide over all the clincher wheelsets I ever owned.

16Victor 01-04-14 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnDThompson (Post 16380491)
Why not multiple sets of wheels, so you have all options available?

Exactly what I have, one set each tubulars and clinchers for each bike. Tubulars are on the bikes most often.

SJX426 01-04-14 07:23 AM

Tubies with maybe a clincher set as a backup.

Cougrrcj 01-04-14 07:46 AM

I purposely bought the bike I did in 1976 because it had clinchers -- the next step up came with sew-ups. Even today I don't own a bike with sew-ups. If I did buy some high-end vintage bike that came with sew-ups, it'd get re-laced with clincher rims.

Tubeless technology intrigues me though... I'll wait so see how it develops.

CroMo Mike 01-04-14 07:50 AM

It's great to see so many people are still enjoying tubulars. Odd that my LBS's carry no tubulars.

I run tubulars on two bikes and clinchers on the other two. I also keep spare wheels of both types.


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