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1984 "Tout" de France build......

Old 07-11-17, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Chombi1
Tires are Schwalbe Milano tubulars. I have them on three of my bikes. Very light and fast and the quality is really good for mid priced tubs (tread is straight and no lumps under the base tape), but not very flat resistant as to keep them light, Schwalbe did not put in any special Kevlar belts to resist them like some tires do. Unfortunately, they have been phased out by Schwalbe about two years ago (Replaced by the not as light Lugano model) and I just found this pair to use as spares for my bikes that already had them. I was thinking of using the Michelin tubs I bought about a year ago on this bike to keep the all French theme on the bike consistent down to the tires, but their blue sidewalls would not look right on the bike. Still looking around for tires with non-colored skinwalls to use on this project. Problem is, there's really no French tire manufacturers making nice tubulars at this point except for Michelin issuing special limited releases to pro teams like the ones I mentioned, once in a while.
Smart man, ageing tubulars.
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Old 07-12-17, 05:26 AM
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Another great build by Chombi. The black 107 chainring is a rare sight and is a great match for the derailleurs without being matchy matchy...
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Great looking bike!
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