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Track Low Profile Tubulars??(5 posts)

Track Low Profile Tubulars??rbb
Sep 16, 2002 9:43 AM
Hello,
Just got my new track frame/fork together and notice that since I'm a bit less of a pro in gluing my tubulars and that with my new ultra tight fork the front tire rubs in a few spots. The tires are my trainers(conti sprinters 700x22) and I will be running narrower tubies on my race wheels, but was wondering if there are any specific low profile tubulars for the track?? My coach said he thought there used to be but doesn't remember the name or if they are still around. Does anyone recommend any? I have Continental Tempo's on the race wheels but they're looking kinda worn and they're expensive for the trainers, any suggestions/ recommendations???
Thanks for any help.
-Bob
re: Track Low Profile Tubulars??Lactate Junkie
Sep 16, 2002 1:53 PM
22mm wide is big for a track tire. Most track racing tires will be 18-19mm and should fit with no problems at all. For training you could switch over to any 18mm tire or even to 18 or 19mm clinchers and you should be fine
low profile=narrow?DougSloan
Sep 16, 2002 3:17 PM
All tubulars are round, as far as I know, so there aren't any "low profile" like you might think about car tires. "Narrow" is what you want. There are many 18's and 19's. Check out: http://www.worldclasscycles.com/tubular-price2.htm for a good selection.

Doug
TufoB123
Sep 16, 2002 9:46 PM
Can't go wrong with a track specific set of Tufo's. They're made without tubes, meaning weights of 110g for a tire. Definitely one of the world's best tires, I swear by them for road, track and cross. http://www.tufonorthamerica.com
Thanksrbb
Sep 17, 2002 3:11 AM
Thanks guys(gals?) for the suggestions. I originally thought
that just the 18-19mm would be ok but when my coach mentioned the low profile tubies of years ago I thought perhaps I was missing something. I guess i'll have to go buy another set of narrow tubulars! Thanks for the suggestions. Take care

-bob