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Every damn conversation, my tires name-drop they went to Stanford

Old 09-29-22, 04:47 PM
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Every damn conversation, my tires name-drop they went to Stanford

Seriously, they donít. But I do have to hear how they are vegan.

but I canít find anything on Palo Alto cotton tires.

I thought maybe a house brand of the Palo Alto bike shop but guy on phone said NO.

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Old 09-29-22, 05:09 PM
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Those are indeed from Palo Alto Bicycles -- here's a screenshot of part of page 14 from their 1979-80 catalog. No photo, but it is listed. The person you spoke to on the phone was likely not born when that tire was made, and at best is ahistorical.

The whole catalog can be downloaded from velobase.com

Cool tire -- not sure I'd ride it today, though.


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Old 09-29-22, 05:25 PM
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Tiring Thread



California Cotton.
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Bet that tire was made by Vittoria. Bought a bunch from Pal Alto Bikes late '70s as training tires. Labels changed but that ribbed tread was common. Never knew how much I took that tread for granted until it disappeared from the market. Fell beck in love when Vittoria brought it back with their Corsa G+ tires. (IMHO, the best tread for climbing out of cracks and back onto the pavement after riding off, either by accident or to dodge passing cars.)

Photo brings back memories. Just for fun, could you measure the width inflated? My memory says between 21 and 23mm but in those days we never measured. (Calipers were a lot less common and the cat liked to run off with the metrics.)
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Originally Posted by machinist42 View Post
The really good cotton tires were of Egyptian long staple. They cost like silks and liked the wet a lot more. Never rode them. Like Seta Extras, out of my budget and contacts. (And they wouldn't be training tires!)
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Bet that tire was made by Vittoria. Bought a bunch from Pal Alto Bikes late '70s as training tires. Labels changed but that ribbed tread was common. Never knew how much I took that tread for granted until it disappeared from the market. Fell beck in love when Vittoria brought it back with their Corsa G+ tires. (IMHO, the best tread for climbing out of cracks and back onto the pavement after riding off, either by accident or to dodge passing cars.)

Photo brings back memories. Just for fun, could you measure the width inflated? My memory says between 21 and 23mm but in those days we never measured. (Calipers were a lot less common and the cat liked to run off with the metrics.)

NOPE, Not going to do that for you.

But, how about instead I give them to you? The front one holds air, the rear not so much.

Message me what part of town you live in. Maybe there is a beer nearby,
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Yowzah, 9 and 15 quid in 1979 dollars for a single tire? Makes a $30 Pasela seem like a downright bargain today. Good reminder; I reckon most of us spent a considerably higher percentage of our income on any given bike-related purchase BITD.

Do NOT attempt to eat a vegan tire, BTW, no matter how much mustard you put on it.
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Old 09-29-22, 08:45 PM
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There's an old joke...

Q: How can you tell if someone went to Harvard?

A: They will tell you.

seems these days you can replace "Harvard" with "vegan."
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Old 09-30-22, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
The really good cotton tires were of Egyptian long staple. They cost like silks and liked the wet a lot more. Never rode them. Like Seta Extras, out of my budget and contacts. (And they wouldn't be training tires!)



"You wouldn't know Egyptian cotton if Pharaoh himself sent it to you..."
- John Shaft -

79pmooney not you per se, but this fit here
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
There's an old joke...

Q: How can you tell if someone went to Harvard?

A: They will tell you.

seems these days you can replace "Harvard" with "vegan."
Nah, most of them these days will say, "When I was in college in Boston" (or occasionally "in Cambridge) and expect you to either know what that means or ask them if they went to Harvard so that they can say yes. Speaking as someone who did a postdoc at a private institute associated with their medical school.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
There's an old joke...

Q: How can you tell if someone went to Harvard?

A: They will tell you.

seems these days you can replace "Harvard" with "vegan."
Related:

If a vegan does crossfit, what do they tell you about first?
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Old 09-30-22, 09:42 AM
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At my age, "cross-fit" means that as I'm coming home from a ride, I have to yell at the neighbor kids to get off my lawn.
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Originally Posted by RandolphCarter View Post
Related:

If a vegan does crossfit, what do they tell you about first?
maybe the fact that they are also training for a marathon
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OMG I am so triggered at this vegan abuse LOL

I am 95% vegan, specifically low oil vegan (avocados are verboten, that is part of the 5% ), so just proved the stereotype

fell into this year, and it as resulted in bringing my blood sugar down dramatically and good weight loss

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^^^^^^ Yeah, sure, but what's your favorite pour-over coffee emporium?
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
^^^^^^ Yeah, sure, but what's your favorite pour-over coffee emporium?
my kitchen, beans from Black oak, ground fresh, 1/14 ration in clever dripper into a hydro flask cup. in olden day terms yuppie (young no longer applies)

other than that Philz

https://blackoakcoffee.com/

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Them old cotton tubulars are some good eatin'. Better than anything from Morningstar Farms. Fry 'em up in some peanut oil and enjoy!
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