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a few thoughtsscruffyduncan
Jul 11, 2002 1:28 AM
Any advice on when to change tyres?, my present set of vittoria rubinos have about 2000 miles on them, they are not thin or massively worn but do have a few visible nicks in them. When do you guys change?

I bought some bib shorts yesterday, I'd always avoided them as my bib longs gave me nipple rub, but these are the most comfy things I've ever worn. All London based riders get along to condor, they have them on sale for £20, lovely soft material and good chamois.

also lube, I use white lightening, just the only stuff I've ever used, thoughts?

Finally is there such a thing as a good mini pump?, do they ever inflate to their advertised pressures?
A few answersmuncher
Jul 11, 2002 1:41 AM
1) Usually well after probably should have, usually generated by puncture speight. I have the Rubino pros on my posh bike at the moment - they seem to last pretty well.

2) They are the way ahead. Only downside is that they are hotter than shorts on really warm days (not much of a problem this summer so far...). Next step - chamois butter?

3) Works fine, but not great in the wet I find - I use GT85 then (graphite based) - seems to work very well, and is fairly cheap.

4) Toppeak master blaster seems to be about the best by popular opinion. I have a couple of them, but no, never got tyres to the advertised pressure. It goes in the same category as "advertised weights" I think. I have a Zephal that gets to about 90, which is about the best I have found.
A few answersscruffyduncan
Jul 11, 2002 2:13 AM
already gone for the chamois cream, also a good move.