recently, i've been really interested in getting a tubular wheelset. here's the thing:
i've had the same set of wheels for oh, i don't know, 5 years(iro wheels w/aerohead rims) and they've been great. i've had the same tires for about the last 2-3 years(michelin carbon) and they're about due for a change. as you can probably tell from the amount of useage i get from my wheel stuffs, i'm kind of a fair-weather, leisure rider and i'm fine with that.
so, with that said, as a casual rider, will i see the benefits of riding on tubs that others see? the "connection to the road" and "more supple ride" that i've heard about?
the other thing that really appeals to me about tubs is the craftsmanship involved. i really appreciate a well made product especially those with old-world roots. i'm a romantic in that sense.
but, i ride ONLY on the street. i live in brooklyn, ny and most of my riding is done in brooklyn or manhattan. not on bike paths or on the track. I don't even really like to ride at the park.
so am i being silly in wanting tubulars?