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Amber natural sidewall clincher tires

Old 04-07-08, 04:15 PM
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Amber natural sidewall clincher tires

Can anyone recommend a 700c clincher tire with a amber natural sidewall. I want a tubular look. With the convenience of a clincher.



I have had a look. So far I have only found the Veloflex Pave, and the Michelin Dynamic.
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Old 04-07-08, 04:25 PM
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The word you're looking for is "skinwall". There are lots of threads on bf about them.

http://www.google.com/search?client=...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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Ben's is all out of the Michelins they had. Fortunately, that red stripe on em was just icing on the skinwalled cake for my build (I thought gumwall is the standard term, but it looks like mander's right....dag nabbit.)

NOS of skinwall tires isn't hard to come by, but many types can be crap with few ways of checking reviews and opinions like recent stuff. Macaframa(.blogspot.com) has some 20 and 25mm Wolbers now that aren't the best looking, but nothing to complain about at $35/pair.
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Old 04-07-08, 04:32 PM
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Veloflex are very nice:
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Old 04-07-08, 05:19 PM
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These are nice
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Panaracer Palsea. Get the Tourguard model as it has flat resistant do-dads.

cheap, long lasting, the right looks, and light.
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Old 04-07-08, 05:53 PM
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380g is light? Or is the 380 mentioned on that page just for the steel bead?

I'm not a fan of the tread--looks like it's only good for hanging on to dirt.
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i have a bontrager select on my old bike. they are cheap and decent enough. never had an issue with either of the two i have ridden in the past. crappy pic of it but its up front there on my crappy ol' bike.

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They get a bit lighter if you get the folding version, but the price jumps to the point where I think you can find nicer tires.
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I did not like bontrager select k. I found them way too flat-prone and short-lived. I switched to racelite hard case (not available in skinwall unfortunately) and have used them ever since.
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I got some Hutchinson Reflexes for pretty cheap at Seattle Bike Swap. They're folding and skinwall, supposedly with some flat protection. They might be discontinued though.
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The panaracer extreme duro has a sidewall thats more of a dark red than the skinwalls above.
Very flat resistant. I liked the way they felt. The rear lasted about a month as I was learning new skids.
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Originally Posted by petebow View Post
i have a bontrager select on my old bike. they are cheap and decent enough. never had an issue with either of the two i have ridden in the past. crappy pic of it but its up front there on my crappy ol' bike.

Nice blue wheels... oh, sorry, wheel.
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+1 on the pasela tourguards. those tires are great.
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i had a black wall pasela and it was awesome. had a whole year without a flat.

people complain about weight and rolling resistance. it didn't bother me, but i've always ran a skinny light tire on front.
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Old 04-26-08, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by barba View Post
Veloflex are very nice:
I wholeheartedly agree!
I have used a set of tan sidewall Pave's for a year now as my Waterford's clincher wheels (OP/Phils) and they are the only clinchers which I have tried which come close to the tubualr feel.

Plus they look "normal" (read proper).
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Old 12-08-08, 03:19 AM
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how is the durability of the veloflex pave?
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Old 12-08-08, 03:40 AM
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I found some 'gum wall' Continental Sport 1000's. They're real nice and cheap too.
http://velospace.org/node/12912
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I run 2 brakes on my Waterford so I don't skip/stop. I have had over 1 year on the Veloflex Paves and they are still at over 50% thread. I have 4 bikes (8 sets of wheels) and 3 young kids so each wheelset only gets fewer than 1000 miles per season.

I have not flatted on the Paves yet and don't find them to be fragile as others have posted, but I get the bulk of my miles on my tubular wheels.
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im a huge fan of challenge's tires. I wouldnt skid on them though.
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might try vredesteins, they are kinda fargile though.
if you wanna pay up then there are these.
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pcog4...ix_4000/pp.htm
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none of those have a tan sidewall.
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Michelin Erilium 2s are quite nice if you don't skid. Around $15 at Performance usually.
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight View Post
none of those have a tan sidewall.
the gp4000 comes in light brown. very close to tan. i guess we're looking for perfection here?
go to the link and look at the tire on the right side second from top...
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Old 12-09-08, 01:31 PM
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Torelli Torino open tubulars are apparently available with a natural sidewall, but I've never seen them in person. I have a set of the black sidewalls on my Gazelle. Very nice tires.
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