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    Tufo Tubs

    I see now that as well as making a 650c MTB tub they are making a tub to fit 26" Clincher rims.

    Anyone got any idea who or how we could get some 700c MTB tubs make.

    Got this crazy idea for a super light 29er on carbon road wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightfire
    I see now that as well as making a 650c MTB tub they are making a tub to fit 26" Clincher rims.

    Anyone got any idea who or how we could get some 700c MTB tubs make.

    Got this crazy idea for a super light 29er on carbon road wheels.

    P::..
    All it takes is money - with you supplying the the tread. Cloxxki know who makes them.

    I would want a wider rim than the existing road rims, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightfire
    I see now that as well as making a 650c MTB tub they are making a tub to fit 26" Clincher rims.

    Anyone got any idea who or how we could get some 700c MTB tubs make.

    Got this crazy idea for a super light 29er on carbon road wheels.

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    If you send the tread to Andre Dugast he will make you a 700C mtb tubular but it will cost you about 300 dollars for the pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ligero
    If you send the tread to Andre Dugast he will make you a 700C mtb tubular but it will cost you about 300 dollars for the pair.
    I'm thinking it might actually be a bit more. His standard cross tubies are over $100.00 a piece as it is.
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    The 26 Tubular clinchers have been here for many years already. Say, 3 or 4 years.
    I sold them for a bit, the 26" tire came when I was about to stop working with them, I had begged them to make something wider for ages.

    Their new knobby tread on teh 650c tubular look really neat.
    Reynolds has this new carbon tubular 650c rim (280g), which is mtb-wide, definately not a 650c tri rim. Like 23-24mm. If they would also make a wider 700c rim (310g?), it would be extremely interesting to have a Tufo or Dugast to put on it, with 45mm casing or better. Just for geekness sake.

    The other way around, I'm pretty confident I could make the 700c cross tubulars I have, to fit on a 650c tubular rim. when you inflate a tubular, it magically shrink to a smaller diameter. the 700c34 gommitalia I own now sits around a 26" clincher rim, pretty tightly, and 650c is even 12mm larger than that. It's 38mm wide now... The only thing keeping me from making this happen is, well, that it'd be SO backwards :-)

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    My crazy plan is to use them on a set of Campy Bora wheels...

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    I had a crazier plan.

    I just cut open a perfectly fine tubular clincher to take out the rubber strip. Funniest thing, turns out the layer vulcanized onto it is a casing layer, on top of which sat the cloth strip normally used to glue a tub onto a rim. Looks like the cloth tape is like dead weight, unless it functions merely to glue to wraps of carsing together.

    Anyway, I'm interested to investigate if I could stick a tubular on a rubber strip myself. Have a couple Gommitalia tubes that are asking for such a project, could be cool and yet another ideal way to piss of roadies :-)
    If this works, I would need Tufo for a 700c MTB clincher, I'd have a Dugast made, preferably with a NoTubes Vel-Crow tread, and stick it to a tubular clincher strip. Dugast could do it for me better, I guess. Tufo has never been any help with any of my sick plans, even if they could sell them big bucks. Years later they present it like it was their own idea...

    Dugast casing - Vel-Crow Tread - Tubular Clincher - could be interesting!

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    Dugast will do 29er Tubs for 125 euros each. That is a lot cheaper than I expected.

    One thing, It says up to 45 width, what does that compaire to in real terms?

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    45mm = about 1.77 inches

    google is great, google is good...hehehe.

    anyway, ive ridden tufos off road on one of my cross bikes and id have to say, pick your terrain carefully. I had one slice open on a rocky fire road.

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    yes 45mm is equal to 1.7716inches, any fool could work that out but how does it compare to other 29er tyres. Most are around 55 no?

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    You have gotta let go of the inferior imperial system! ;-)

    The thing with CX tubs, they're made to fly above grassland, not to land in rockgardens..

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    Then they are not really 29er tyres are they. Even by my standards they are small.

    The Tufos look bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightfire
    Dugast will do 29er Tubs for 125 euros each. That is a lot cheaper than I expected.

    One thing, It says up to 45 width, what does that compaire to in real terms?
    I'd swear Frischi's Dugasts were wider than 1.77's. He had a real Ritchey MTB tire tread on them so they'd have to be 1.9's at least.

    See photo. Those are at least 1.9's on his bike and maybe even 2.0's

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    The tread was slightly stretched to the 650c size, making it ever so slightly narrower possibly.
    Some Racing Ralphs tubby jobs I've seen were also much narrower than the original.

    The Tufo 26" and 650c's are indeed close to 50mm wide. No skinnies, and in 700c defnately 29"-worthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightfire
    yes 45mm is equal to 1.7716inches, any fool could work that out but how does it compare to other 29er tyres. Most are around 55 no?

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    conversion guru says...

    Quote Originally Posted by nightfire
    yes 45mm is equal to 1.7716inches, any fool could work that out but how does it compare to other 29er tyres. Most are around 55 no?

    P::..

    ..standard 2.1inch tire (standard CX for 29er or 26er) = 53/54mm...viola!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    I'd swear Frischi's Dugasts were wider than 1.77's. He had a real Ritchey MTB tire tread on them so they'd have to be 1.9's at least.

    See photo. Those are at least 1.9's on his bike and maybe even 2.0's

    Frischi's bike
    The casing on Ritchey's 26x1.9 tires is around 45 mm wide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fire horse
    viola!
    It's "Voila"

    Why are you guys still using crappy imperial system. Go metric !
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20.100 FR
    It's "Voila"

    Why are you guys still using crappy imperial system.
    Just to piss other countries off.
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