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Old 01-18-19, 06:29 PM
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Bill in VA
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Bikes: Current: 2016 Bianchi Volpe; 1973 Peugeot UO-8. Past: 1974 Fuji with custom black Imron paint by Stinsman Racing of PA.

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I am surprised! Some things never change. I rode tubulars in the 70s and 80s with the spares is a nylon pouch under the seat tied with a toe clip strap. The residual glue would hold for the ride home.

One time I got home, hit the sack and next morning got a call to go for a ride on the Trexlertown Velodrome. At that time all bikes could ride on the velodrome as it was being finished. Yep. Did not re-glue it. It rolled off on a bank and I NEVER, EVER made that mistake again. To me the only downside of tubulars was the re-stitching. I could never get it as tight as it was originally..As for flats, I never got a flat through the tread - only through the sidewall or the not tight enough stitching after a repair.. When I splurged for Clement Seta silk tires I never had a flat. BTW, I did use tire wipers.
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