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Old 03-19-08, 12:32 PM   #1
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Celeste/Black tire?

I've seen some bikes on velospace that had celeste tires on them, I've checked every online bike shop that I know of but can't find them anyway. So does anyone know if these tires are still made and if so where can I get them? I'm looking for something between 23c and 28c
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Old 03-19-08, 12:46 PM   #2
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some of the mitchelin pro tires look mildly celeste
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Old 03-19-08, 01:18 PM   #4
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I found some Celeste Vittoria on Ebay.
Sorry, I don't remember the seller.
My LBS will not carry them because they are not 'durable' enough.
I have not had any problems with them.
I probably have a couple thousand miles on them now and they still look good.
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Old 03-19-08, 01:27 PM   #5
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i searched "celeste 700c" in google and what do u know...first link = vittoria in celeste
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Old 03-19-08, 01:32 PM   #6
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jdms - thank a ton! i'm new to this whole internet thing.
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Old 03-19-08, 01:49 PM   #7
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vittoria rubino pros are black/celeste striped and come in 700x23c. it's what i run on my front.

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they recently started coming up much more frequently on ebay again:

used: http://cgi.ebay.com/Bianchi-Celeste-...QQcmdZViewItem

New:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Bianchi-green-Ce...QQcmdZViewItem
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vittoria rubino pros

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Unfortunate that you can only get rubino pros in that colour. Mediocre tire.
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i guess i'm ********, because i don't see nearly the difference in tires half of you seem to.

also, half the people on the board over the course of time i've been hear have hyped rubino pros as at least above average tires.
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Hey, I'm new to the forum and didn't want to start a new thread, but I'm looking for some new tires in the same size range as the OP. What are some good recommendations for overall riding in the $35 range? Thanks.

P.S. sorry about jacking the thread.
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I hear good things about Michelins
http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...jor=1&minor=27
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Vittoria are the closest to the Bianchi celeste. But i ran through mine in less than a month. But i also was skidding like a madman at the time.
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that's why i only have the purdy tire on the front. skiddzilla tires go on the back. trying out the randonneur now.
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Hey, I'm new to the forum and didn't want to start a new thread, but I'm looking for some new tires in the same size range as the OP. What are some good recommendations for overall riding in the $35 range? Thanks.

P.S. sorry about jacking the thread.
Veloflex pave or Michelin pro race 3's.

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i guess i'm ********, because i don't see nearly the difference in tires half of you seem to.

also, half the people on the board over the course of time i've been hear have hyped rubino pros as at least above average tires.
I don't put it past you that you're ********, but I think the more likely explanation is that you've never ridden a pro race or any of the veloflex tires. Like all the hyped up products on this forum e.g open pro. There is simply better out there.

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