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Sew-ups vs. Clinchers for vintage rebuild

Old 08-13-06, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by cabbagerwsb
on a bike that old go wood rims (tubular) and inch-pitch

you are correct even though some of the transition to 1/8 and metal rims was in the horizion.

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Old 08-14-06, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Ceya
20 to 30 for a tubular of good quality.

I can do it in 3 mins and no pinch flats or better yet I can still ride on my flat. (Dutret don't respond.)

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what should we look for when picking tubulars?
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Old 08-14-06, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by brooklyn
what should we look for when picking tubulars?
Most tubulars on the market are good. Contis tubies are very good due to they are still made in Germany.Vittoria are good also, haven't tried TUFO in years.

look at the valve as most have removable valve stems, pump up the tire before gluing to see if it will hold air and see leaks.

There are good training tires you can ride on for 20-35 dollars.


i will be at TTown Oct 7th for the swap meet so I can show you good ones. or World class cycles have them also

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Old 08-14-06, 10:04 AM
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i personally find changing tubies easier than clinchers (thanks to tufo tape). the only painful process is buying new tires and having to stretch them for a day or two, but i have extra set of tubular wheelset sitting around at home, so i can stretch them w/out having to leave my primary bike at home. and if you do get a flat, you can still bike (slowly, very slowly) for a few miles to get home/friends place/nearest bikeshop. you can also stretch an extra tire, then put glue on it, fold the tire and carry it around with you in case you get a flat.
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