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Any good Tubulars for skidding?

Old 07-15-06, 09:23 PM
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Any good Tubulars for skidding?

anyone know of a good tubular tire that would withstand frequent skidds? I live in an area where there are steep downhills so skiddings a must. Whats the thickest tubular out there?
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Originally Posted by sweetbike
I live in an area where there are steep downhills
Try this.
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Old 07-15-06, 09:41 PM
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Not so sure about that one...
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I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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Old 07-15-06, 10:17 PM
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a tubie tire is like 50$ and a pain in the as$. spend 60$ and relace your rear wheel as a clincher. don't be dumb.

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anyone know of a good tubular tire that would withstand frequent skidds? I live in an area where there are steep downhills so skiddings a must. Whats the thickest tubular out there?
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Originally Posted by sweetbike
anyone know of a good tubular tire that would withstand frequent skidds? I live in an area where there are steep downhills so skiddings a must. Whats the thickest tubular out there?
complete. ****ing. idiot.
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Old 07-15-06, 11:02 PM
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how did you get a fixed back wheel that a tubular?
What did the lbs say when you said you were riding fixed gear and you wanted a tubular.

Secondingly if you ride in an area of lots of downhills you rotate what brake you're using so as to not heat up the rims excessively. Again (i hate myself for saying this) watch the descents in the tdf, they descend faster than anyone else and you dont see tubulars exploding or rolling off the rims
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Originally Posted by sweetbike
anyone know of a good tubular tire that would withstand frequent skidds? I live in an area where there are steep downhills so skiddings a must. Whats the thickest tubular out there?
why would you even consider using a tubular for street riding? one flat and you are hooped. i know a guy that was messing around with tubulars and skidded the tire right off the rim. get a clincher and a $20 tire and go to town.
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Whats with the tubie hate? You can change one on the road. Theres a sticky in the classics and vintage forum that has good advice on tires.
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Old 07-16-06, 09:40 AM
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I've known folk that rode/worked with tubulars, the trick is to keep 2 tires all sewn up and ready to go in your bag or your ass or something. It's nifty, but way too much trouble for my lazy ass.

Add to that the hassle of getting the tire pressure up. I've got a small half/frame pump for work that easily gets to 90-100psi, but more than that I have to hit a shop or home. 90-100psi is fine for a clincher to get you through the day, but I'd worry about rolling off on a turn wearing a tubular that isn't properly installed, both glued and inflated to the proper psi.

I'd recommend selling it to someone that'd use it at the track or something, getting another rear for yourself, or relacing it w/clincher. Sure people in the past got by just fine with clinchers, they used to wipe their buts with corn cobs, I'll stick w/tp.

of course on a vintage bike or somthin race special they're neat & light
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Skubulars for tidding? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH !~



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Old 07-16-06, 09:48 AM
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On topic, not much skidding at teh track, eh, like, none? If anything they're looking for stickier tire for that environ, not something conducive to frequent skids.
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
Whats with the tubie hate? You can change one on the road. Theres a sticky in the classics and vintage forum that has good advice on tires.
Name me one geezer on the C&V forum that actually skids on his tubulars.

Oh, and I would love to see video of some guy skidding on a newly road-installed tubular.

And when messengers use tubs for their day job, they don't bother changing the flat until they get home.

Just ask Ceya.
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I agree. Skidding on tubulars is clearly an unwise decision. Track use only please.
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Out of curiosity, skidding with a tubular in the front wouldn't be of issue, correct?
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Originally Posted by hyperRevue
Out of curiosity, skidding with a tubular in the front wouldn't be of issue, correct?
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yeah yeah
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Originally Posted by hyperRevue
Out of curiosity, skidding with a tubular in the front wouldn't be of issue, correct?

no, just makesure you have good amount of psi (more than 120) otherwise you will lose a rim and tire when attempting skid 180s
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try conti olympic or vittoria pista...
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Get a brake. Gosh, I have a headache. I know people do it, but I don't get the hype. Seems like a waste to skid on tubulars. Meh.
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Am i missing somthing? Why skid in the first place? Just messing up the tire, and not realy slowing down to great, use a front brake... safe, cheap, easy....????

Im missing something, arn't I???
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Yes, I think you're missing 2 things.

1) Skidding is "cool". People think it shows some superior skill in handling the bike if you can skid. I believed this for awhile too. Unfortunately, it just isn't true.

2) A majority of people on these boards are riding track bikes that do not have accomodations for brakes.
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Originally Posted by jacobpriest
no, just makesure you have good amount of psi (more than 120) otherwise you will lose a rim and tire when attempting skid 180s
Anyone to whom this has happened did not install their tubular properly. Like, not even close. Or they were on a really old tire with decomposing glue.

It's true whether or not you were speaking tongue-in-cheek.
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Originally Posted by adamkell
Anyone to whom this has happened did not install their tubular properly. Like, not even close. Or they were on a really old tire with decomposing glue.

It's true whether or not you were speaking tongue-in-cheek.

decomposing glue is correct! rotting tire didnt help either. (the bike didnt get much use before i got it)
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Originally Posted by Jose R
Name me one geezer on the C&V forum that actually skids on his tubulars.

Oh, and I would love to see video of some guy skidding on a newly road-installed tubular.

And when messengers use tubs for their day job, they don't bother changing the flat until they get home.

Just ask Ceya.
ceya has said he skids on a variety of tubbies. maybe he'll make a rare appearance here and let us know...
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