|Touring Tubulars||mapei boy|
Jan 21, 2003 2:58 PM
|Does anybody know if there are any big, cushy, touring or city-type tubular tires out there to be bought? I'm now using my mid-eighties racing bike as an office bike. I'd like to make it as comfortable as possible, but I don't want to bother with replacing the tubular rims with clincher ones.
|I don't get it, but here you go||DougSloan|
Jan 21, 2003 3:32 PM
|These Tufo's might fit the bill: http://www.tufonorthamerica.com/tire_types/special_prestige.html
Why on earth would you do this is beyond me. Tubulars are for racing.
If you take your tubular wheels and had them rebuilt with cheap clincher rims, I would probably cost about what one tubular tire cost.
At least with the Tufo's you can put the sealant in and hope it works.
|Thanks for the link||mapei boy|
Jan 21, 2003 4:11 PM
|Thanks for the link. I agree that my intentions are a little off-beat, but I think the cost of buying a pair of rims, getting the wheels rebuilt, and then buying a couple of tires would probably be MORE than a couple of tubulars. The current rims are still straight and true, and the spokes are still strong and tight. It'd be a shame to cut them up. Plus, I have an odd reluctance to put clinchers on a bike that was built at a time in which any machine worth its salt had sew-ups. No matter how aged the old horse may be, she still deserves a fancy pair of shoes.|
|re: Touring Tubulars||MR_GRUMPY|
Jan 21, 2003 8:15 PM
|Check to see if Vittoria still makes the CX Pave. It is, or was a 24MM sew up.|
|re: Cyclo-cross tires?||dzrider|
Jan 22, 2003 5:16 AM
|Clement used to make one looked about the size of a 28c clincher. I put one on the back wheel it was like sitting on a pillow.|
|re: Touring Tubulars||mapei boy|
Jan 23, 2003 11:48 AM
|Thank you everybody for your input.|| |