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I think I just found a 1981/82 Trek 957 w/ Super Record. What am I even doing?

Old 09-29-22, 10:37 PM
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So some tubular options I'm finding, please let me know your thoughts -

Veloflex Corsa Evo Open (23c)
https://www.bike24.com/p2400768.html

Of course, the obligatory Yello Jersey SC
tubular tire sewup tire Servizio Corse $19.95 tubular tires at Yellow Jersey; possibly the Best Value Tubular In America for 2022!

I also found these Kenda branded Veloflex tires after reading through the TT thread:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/15508771151...3ABFBM3J_ryvFg

I'm sorta digging the first option, although shipping adds a bit and I'm SOL if anything is wrong with the tires, but 2 tires come well under $100, and seem to be pretty light as well. I think I will also pick up some Yellow Jersey tubulars because I have a Gitane TdF with original Campy Tubular wheelset and it definitely needs new tires as well.
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Old 09-30-22, 07:08 AM
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Wow Great find

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They come in several colors besides red.
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Beautiful bike. 3/16 was the size of the binder bolt on both mine and my dayghter's 710. You have a bunch of nice bikes. You must have your saddle height dialed in to the nearest 1cm ? I mention that because any bike I have had with 2 inches to spare in standover, much more seatpost is showing. I'm with you as far as keeping it all together. wrt tubulars, best bang for the buck in my opinion is Continental Sprinter. If you want thorn protection? Maybe the Sprinter Gatorskin? I get the Gatorskin for sidewall protection but they likely have a thicker belt also.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
The "Secret Sauce" I've always read of- 1:1 of ATF and Acetone. Google it- it's supposed to get better results than PB Blaste, Kroil or other commercial solutions.
Vegetable oil apparently works just as well. https://www.engineeringforchange.org...netrating-oil/ Maybe you can use Italian olive oil to match the campy components. Or perhaps American made veggie oil is more appropriate for a Trek.
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Vegetable oil apparently works just as well. https://www.engineeringforchange.org...netrating-oil/ Maybe you can use Italian olive oil to match the campy components. Or perhaps American made veggie oil is more appropriate for a Trek.
I might have to do a 1:1 ratio of the two of them, given the bike in question.
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO View Post
So some tubular options I'm finding, please let me know your thoughts -

Veloflex Corsa Evo Open (23c)
https://www.bike24.com/p2400768.html
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That is actually a clincher. "Open" tubular is kind of a marketing thing. I'd go for the Veloflex Raven on sale at Merlin: https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/v...0c-200100.html
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That is actually a clincher. "Open" tubular is kind of a marketing thing. I'd go for the Veloflex Raven on sale at Merlin: https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/v...0c-200100.html
Wow! I'm really glad you pointed that out. Thank you. Sorta deceptive!...although shame on me for not seeing 'clincher' in the description.

I know the Rally is a lower end tire, but how are these for for the price? https://www.bike24.com/p2302608.html...ken=anonymized
Even cheaper than the Yellow Jersey (though maybe not with shipping). I'd like to get some generic, budget tubulars, as well as some higher performance ones.
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO View Post
Wow! I'm really glad you pointed that out. Thank you. Sorta deceptive!...although shame on me for not seeing 'clincher' in the description.

I know the Rally is a lower end tire, but how are these for for the price? https://www.bike24.com/p2302608.html...ken=anonymized
Even cheaper than the Yellow Jersey (though maybe not with shipping). I'd like to get some generic, budget tubulars, as well as some higher performance ones.
I use a couple Rallys as spares. I like the ride of all the Veloflex tires I've used, including just over 200 miles on a couple Ravens (I don't know yet how durable the Ravens are). At $43 per tire, I think they are a good buy. I did have a little trouble with the Ravens holding air but it seems it was a case of the removable stems not being screwed all the way down so an easy fix. I've also had good luck with a couple Vittoria Corsas (very durable) but I don't know which model. Merlin also has a couple of those at $40. I've found Veloflex and Vittoria tires to be pretty easy to mount.
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I noticed that about the "open tubular" tires as well - I find that sort of deceptive marketing truly annoying. I only ride tubulars, and I am thinking about calling them "Closed Clinchers"....

Having said that, I have had pretty good luck with the Yellow Jersey tubulars. Easy ordering, and easy to mount. Not terribly long lasting, but the ones I have had have been pretty straight. The other advantage of these is that unlike other cheaper tubies, these have a removable core so you can add sealant. I have been able to repair a couple with goat head punctures by adding sealant.
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Originally Posted by 75lechamp View Post
I noticed that about the "open tubular" tires as well - I find that sort of deceptive marketing truly annoying. I only ride tubulars, and I am thinking about calling them "Closed Clinchers"....

Having said that, I have had pretty good luck with the Yellow Jersey tubulars. Easy ordering, and easy to mount. Not terribly long lasting, but the ones I have had have been pretty straight. The other advantage of these is that unlike other cheaper tubies, these have a removable core so you can add sealant. I have been able to repair a couple with goat head punctures by adding sealant.
Haha closed clinchers I love it.

You are in Arvada! Not too far away. Also noticed your sig...you have some amazing bikes!

I think I will probably get a few different ones to try out. I'd like to try the Yellow Jerseys, a couple of different Vittorias and the Veloflex ones as well. However this bike purchase sort of deflated the bike fund for a while I'm going to throw a clincher wheelset on it for a while until I get the tubulars sorted. Plus then it will give me a chance to switch the wheelset between this bike and the Trek 560 and really get more of an A/B comparison between the two. That is a FAST bike...a true laser...I just don't know if it is for me as it is pretty stiff and has somewhat aggressive geometry, but it is probable at the height of what Reynolds 531 is capable of. Shame they only gave that bike 600! At that caliber, it really deserved Dura Ace.

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