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Touring Tubulars(6 posts)

Touring Tubularsmapei 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.

Thanks.
I don't get it, but here you goDougSloan
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.

Doug
Thanks for the linkmapei 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 TubularsMR_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 Tubularsmapei boy
Jan 23, 2003 11:48 AM
Thank you everybody for your input.