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Old 06-11-04, 12:51 PM   #1
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Need tire recommendation

Bonjour.

I have just built a "fix-gear" bike out of a good old Gitane racing frame from the period of 1972. I have built wheels with never-used Ambrosio rims and Campagnolo "high-flange" hubs. I now need tires.

In days before, I would use Clement Seta tires for such bike, but these tires are no longer produced, so I need to find new tires.

I am considering Veloflex Servisio Course, Tufo S3 Lite 215, and maybe Panaracer Rapide tires. I was sad to find that Vittoria does no longer make a good light tire for such riding.

Does any other member have information on these or other tires? If you know of others, please note that I must have tire of no more than 220g, and tire must be of the boyeaux type. I will not buy any tire produced in Germany.

I wish to hear actual experience, not ignorant opinions.
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Old 06-11-04, 01:40 PM   #2
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no tires from Germany?
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Yes, I will buy no tires from Germany. My grandpere was shot by Gestapo during the war, and I will not buy anything from Germany.
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You can apparently still get Seta's
http://www.fitzroycycles.com.au/more...Product_ID=833
http://www.andantebikes.com/andantetrackwheels.html

Je ne comprends pas ce mot "boyeaux"
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I believe the term in English may be "tubular".
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