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    ChainringTattoo
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    Conti Top Touring tires on ebay

    If anybody's in the market for these...they're slightly used but may be worth picking up if this is your tire of choice.

    http://tinyurl.com/esnnj

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    I have 3 of those in near new condition myself. I did a nearly flat 30 mile ride
    after I put them on and thought my legs were going to fall off by the end of the ride. Needless to say I went back to my regular tires.

    I am going to put them on my commuter... I only have a 4 mile ride to work.

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    regular tires?

    So, what are your regular tires then?

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    I use 28mm Continental Ultra Gatorskins and the like. I've used them on my touring bikes and on a tandem as well carrying two large people. I've been lucky enough to only have two flats - both pinch flats from running over the angle iron stand on one of those stupid road work signs when traffic wouldn't let me pull over far enough.

    Another thing - I have been using Chinese innertubes which are a great deal thicker than those sold in the USA (unless you buy those super thick "thornproof" tubes) and are a LOT more flat proof as well.

    One of the things you have to be careful of - people who worry about how much rolling resistance the Top Touring tires have probably are trying to ride too fast. When you're touring you're suppose to ride at a comfortable pace. Too many people take the first week just trying to slow down.

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    Hi,
    Last 3 years or so I have been using Rivendell's Ruffy Tuffy tires.
    http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/web...bes/10043.html
    It is an old fashioned tire made with the best ingredients modern technology
    has to offer. It offers a brisk ride; but at reasonable tire pressures cushions
    the bumps passably. I do lite touring these days, and this tire is big enough for that.

    Btw, I must disagree with Cyclintom. The Conti tires offer significant rolling resistance; but there's more to it than that. The buttery ride comes from buttery sidewalls. Those sidewalls also flex as you pedal, sapping your energy like a vampire. Now the plain truth is that a lot more people have crossed America coast to coast to TT 2000 tires than on Rivendell tires. It's just that any newer design will be less work; even touring tires.

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