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Old 08-17-10, 06:44 AM   #1
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Bianchi Rekord tubs advice

Just bought a c 1975(?) Bianchi Rekord 745 with Valentino gears and Universal brakes on eBay.it. it was to be a little light nostalgia, and a reminder of how far bicycles have come. I usually ride a 2006 Bianchi 1885. Ridden up and down our lane all seemed OK, and although the original tubs looked, well, 35 years old I liked the period touch. I soon realised the tyres needed a bit more pressure, and duly stuck 80psi in each. Two surprisingly large bangs followed...

Problem is there's no markings on the tyres - anyone know what sizes they should be? Seem larger tahn the 700/23s on the modern

Thanks - more at http://www.teambenzina.co.uk/teamblog/ 12th August entry
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Old 08-17-10, 07:08 AM   #2
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You might post the question in Classic and Vintage Forum, they know all about old bikes.

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Old 08-17-10, 07:24 AM   #3
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Thanks - have now done. I''l get the hang of this eventually...
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