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Clincher Tubulars(15 posts)

Clincher Tubularsmosovich
Oct 18, 2002 7:48 PM
Okay guys, got a set of new Tufo clincher tubualars for my cross bike today. They totally rock! But, FYI, if you plan on getting a set for road or cross, stretch them first. It took me 45 minutes to get one tire on, then I remembered stretching my other Tufo tubulars before I could get them on the rim.
Just wanted to pass along what could be some helpful assistance
re: Clincher Tubulars???????atpjunkie
Oct 18, 2002 8:15 PM
how are they? Wish they had them in the 30mm or bigger. So yours are the "tubular tyre" that has the hooks to hold into a clincher rim right?
re: Clincher Tubulars???????cxer
Oct 19, 2002 10:23 AM
You can get TUFO's in 30's or 35's. Once you use them, you will love them forever!
Tufo makes 28,30, 32, & 34mm.www-mtnpedaler-com
Oct 19, 2002 10:32 AM
It's like the man said "They rock!". All my riders use the 34mm Pros or Elites and swear by them. Paul
Tufo makes 28,30, 32, & 34mm.mosovich
Oct 19, 2002 3:56 PM
The only size I saw in the clincher tubular was 30 and 28. I got the 30's, and they seem plenty wide. About like the Michelin 30's.
My dumb a$$!www-mtnpedaler-com
Oct 21, 2002 4:12 PM
Oh you said tubular clincher, duh! Yeah they only make them in 28mm & 30mm. Jeez, I gotta start paying attention. Paul
My first pinch flat.Jakob
Oct 21, 2002 9:36 AM
I got my first pinch flat during a cross race yesterday and these Tufos are suddenly very intriguing. Paul, do you sell them?

I see that Rich did quite well in Portland and David hung tough in a evry stacked A race. He finished just six minutes down. That's really good.

As for me, luckily I pinch-flatted with about 200 meters to go and I was able to hold on for 3rd in Bs at the Sac race.
My first pinch flat.atpjunkie
Oct 21, 2002 1:32 PM
yes, whose got the bigger sizes? would love some 32's or even better 34's (I'm a big boy, like the bigger tire) , anyone know?
Stan's Tubeless SystemJakob
Oct 21, 2002 2:08 PM
Has anyone tried applying Stan's tubeless system to 'cross racing? I just noticed that he is now selling a 29'er set up.
TrySteve_O
Oct 23, 2002 9:41 AM
Try Cloxxi... He doesn't post here much but he's a fixture over in the 29er forum on MTBr. I seem to remember him experiementing with it last year...
3rd place, excellent!www-mtnpedaler-com
Oct 21, 2002 4:28 PM
Yes I sell Tufos. I haven't talked to Rich or David. It's good to know that they did well. Justin Morgan and I went to Santa Cruz yesterday. Justin had chain problems while leading and we had to do a bike switch. He ended up 6th. You know Jake if you don't pinch flat or crash, you're gonna win. Paul
well, that and i did a little ride the day beforeJakob
Oct 22, 2002 8:44 AM
Thanks, Paul.

I actually didn't ever have a chance of winning. I went out really slow because I did Foxy's Fall Century the day before. I ended up riding with Vance from DBC and we helped each other break into the top 5. He stacked over a barrier on the last lap and I buckled down to catch the 3rd place rider who was on a Crossbow CX bike. Have you ever seen one of those things? Crazy.

Anyway, with Adventurefind feeding me bottles throughout the race and my wife and friends yelling for me, I wanted to perform well.

That's an awesome photo of Justin Morgan.
a couple more things. . .Jakob
Oct 22, 2002 9:04 AM
paul-
i'll call you some time soon about ordering some tufos from you. it might have to wait a bit since i just dropped $400 on a new alternator for my car.

also, the crazy bike i mentioned in the above message wasn't a crossbow, it was a slingshot. no down tube!
No problem.www-mtnpedaler-com
Oct 22, 2002 2:51 PM
Slingshot, wow I haven't seen one of those in a while. Did you want the tubular or the tubular clincher? I think Morgan ran the tubular clinchers last year. I'll have to find out what he thought about them.

I think you are ready for a win. You're fast enough, the race just needs to come together for you. Have you thought about doing some of the Central Coast races?
CCCXJakob
Oct 22, 2002 3:33 PM
That would be great if you could find out what he thought of the tubular clinchers.

I have thought about going down for the CC or SC races but I think I am going to mostly stick around up here. Partly, I feel like I'm in good shape but I have a lot of room for improvement as far as fitness. Also, I feel OK with doing races around here this year and slowly expanding my scope. I tend to burn out on sports after a few years and I am trying to avoid that with cross. I even thought about moving up to As after Sunday, but I think I will stick around in the Bs for the rest of the year. I moved up to Bs midseason last year and I think one year of a category might be good for me. I am going to try and race both events in Napa and then since districts are in Sac this year I figure I'll see some of the faster Bs from NorCal. I got destroyed by the top Bs last year. I'm looking for better results when the big races roll around.

The one thing that is really cool about the races down in the Santa Cruz area is the field size. I love racing 80-100 guys. 20-25 is ok, too, but I really love going into turns in traffic. I think that's the BMX racer in me. . .