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Old 07-02-04, 09:56 AM   #1
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I found the limit of my bikes cornering traction...

...the hard way.

First day back on the bike in almost a week and I wipe out all over 6th + spring garden. Well at least I know how much lean is too much - at least on these WTB tires. On the plus side, the bike didnt suffer any real damage and I'm sure it was quite entertaining to anyone who happened to catch it.

I'll try to post some owie pics later.=]
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Old 07-02-04, 11:36 AM   #2
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Bummer .... but I am looking toward the pix!
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Old 07-02-04, 12:21 PM   #3
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was it the tires or did you slap a pedal on the pavement?
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...the hard way.

First day back on the bike in almost a week and I wipe out all over 6th + spring garden. Well at least I know how much lean is too much - at least on these WTB tires. On the plus side, the bike didnt suffer any real damage and I'm sure it was quite entertaining to anyone who happened to catch it.

I'll try to post some owie pics later.=]

You riding on WTB Camino Altos?

Mine stick to everything, <knock on wood>.
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bring on the owie pics!
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I was riding tubulars a while back, and was quite happy with the cornering ability. Although they were such a pain that I haven't fixed the flat I got over a year ago...

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I was riding tubulars a while back, and was quite happy with the cornering ability. Although they were such a pain that I haven't fixed the flat I got over a year ago...

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I loved the tubulars that came on my Bianchi too - you were able to ride it after I already blew the rear (threw a chain and skidded - rode home on silk aparently - another couple of hours of riding on a tire that had a 1/4"x4" gap in the rubber - the front eventually got a slow leak...)

Maybe there should be a new thread about tubulars and how to use them? Because I LOVED THE HELL out of riding them.... But tubulars are kind of something that a lot of info on the net is like 'these were replaced when clinchers got better' - they still don't give you much DIY stuff about using the tires...

But they feel great.... I'd love to be using them again, but don't even know where to begin...
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I loved the tubulars that came on my Bianchi too - you were able to ride it after I already blew the rear (threw a chain and skidded - rode home on silk aparently - another couple of hours of riding on a tire that had a 1/4"x4" gap in the rubber - the front eventually got a slow leak...)

Maybe there should be a new thread about tubulars and how to use them? Because I LOVED THE HELL out of riding them.... But tubulars are kind of something that a lot of info on the net is like 'these were replaced when clinchers got better' - they still don't give you much DIY stuff about using the tires...

But they feel great.... I'd love to be using them again, but don't even know where to begin...
The owner of Wright Bros Cycles (Charles) here in Seattle is very old school. He loves the ride of tubulars but not the work. He's been riding Tufo tubular clinchers from the Czech Republic for a few years now and won't ride anything else. He doesn't say they're as good as the glue ons but they are apparently the next best thing. I'd like to try them but I'm so happy with the Vredestein TriComps. Anyone try the Tufos?

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