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    Good,cheap, nice looking tubular tire ?

    I found some brand new Mavic Gp4 36holes rim, at the shop I work for. I am planning to twist lace them to some formula track hub.

    But those rim are tubular. Is there some cheap option for tubular tire ? Not ultra cheap, but just something relatively light that does'nt have those pale brown sidewall

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megaclocker
    Is there some cheap option for tubular tire ? Not ultra cheap, but just something relatively light that does'nt have those pale brown sidewall
    Tufo CS22's are all black, can run Stan's sealant for a long, flat free life, and cost about $35 in my shop.
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    Vittoria and Conti have retail cost effective tubulars
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    I will look at that ! Thanks a lot !

    I will keep you updated with picture of the wheels has soon has i get my hubs

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    life's too short to run cheap tubular tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    life's too short to run cheap tubular tires
    Tubular tire snob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Tubular tire snob.
    clement, dugast, challenge

    you're damn right

    i hear good things about tufo
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    Life's Too Short For A Bad Glue Job....

    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    life's too short to run cheap tubular tires

    Cheap tires can be fine

    And Tufo tires are awesome! Tough to beat for the price.

    And you mention Clement, they've got some super cheap tires...I've got a $15 Clement that I've been using on a training wheel and I'm kind embarassed to say that it's lasted the longest (mileage wise) of any tublar I've used
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    Love the Tufos, if only because of the ability to run sealant. Don't know if this is common knowledge, but they bond the whole exposed portion of the casing (that which isn't glued to the rim) to the tube inside. Thus creating a single layer of material, so you run sealant in 'em, and get stupid fast sealing of punctures, Had guys with a 1/8 slice, lost 5 to 10 psi....FYI though, Tufo goo is just liquid, no clotting power, use Stan's tubeless solution, rock and roll
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne
    Life's Too Short For A Bad Glue Job....
    that deserves both an amen and a hallelujah

    don't get me started on tubular tape...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    life's too short to run cheap tubular tires
    Especially when you don't have to pay retail I wish there was a Clement del Mundo sized tire still available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    that deserves both an amen and a hallelujah

    don't get me started on tubular tape...
    What's your preference? I like Vittoria Mastik One.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    What's your preference? I like Vittoria Mastik One.
    all i have ever used
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    Especially when you don't have to pay retail I wish there was a Clement del Mundo sized tire still available.
    i would kill for a wider dugast
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    I wish there was a Clement del Mundo sized tire still available.
    I like the Conti cement....

    If you knew how much I got for a NOS pair of those on eBay last winter, you'd choke on your sandwich
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    I like the Conti cement....

    If you knew how much I got for a NOS pair of those on eBay last winter, you'd choke on your sandwich
    do tell
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    do tell
    Mine were older than that, pre Kevlar. Are those Seta's? Doesn't look like it from what I can see, and I know the silk was what had folks drooling. I actually had 2 sets, the first went for over $600 The I second chance offered the other set, and got $585 for them. It was one of those ebay nirvana moments
    Funny thing was, the guy who bought them, seemed to be knowledgeable. He contacted me, saying they were the wrong size I played along, cause I'd never assume to know more than the guy on the other end, and he was adamant. He tried, the shop tried, no-one could get them on. So I finally asked, have you mounted tubulars before "um, no", okay, has the shop done them before? "I don't know, I'll ask".....no they haven't either...... He wants to return them I say, please call around, and find a shop that actually knows how to do this. He did, they stretched and mounted them, no problem at all, he learned a valuable lesson, and I kept the $$$
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    Now That's A Good Story!

    Gotta love those shops that don't know about tubular tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Mine were older than that, pre Kevlar. Are those Seta's? Doesn't look like it from what I can see, and I know the silk was what had folks drooling. I actually had 2 sets, the first went for over $600 The I second chance offered the other set, and got $585 for them. It was one of those ebay nirvana moments
    Funny thing was, the guy who bought them, seemed to be knowledgeable. He contacted me, saying they were the wrong size I played along, cause I'd never assume to know more than the guy on the other end, and he was adamant. He tried, the shop tried, no-one could get them on. So I finally asked, have you mounted tubulars before "um, no", okay, has the shop done them before? "I don't know, I'll ask".....no they haven't either...... He wants to return them I say, please call around, and find a shop that actually knows how to do this. He did, they stretched and mounted them, no problem at all, he learned a valuable lesson, and I kept the $$$
    Wrong size - LOL, that's a good one.

    Here's my del Mundo story. In 1991, I bought a brand new, never rode, California Masi Gran Criterium built in '73/74 - one of the first California Masis - with del Mundos that had never been glued on. I promply glued them on and went on some great road rides. I paid $1000 for it and sold it for $1000 about 4 years later. It was still in pristine shape. Funny how prices become inflated in the past 10 years.

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    Life is too short to twist lace....
    Just a regular guy.

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    and i just spit water on the screen

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Life is too short to twist lace....
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    Well, I actually work in a shop and found those two shiny rim. I' ve put them away until the next day. THe next I came and noticed they were tubular. I was dissapointed at first, but I decided : Why not ?.

    It's for a fixed gear bike, just to move arround town and go to friend house instead of using the car. And maybe some ride with the road club to piss them a little .

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    there is a big problem w/ nice, expensive tubulars: you don't want to ride anything else. why would you?
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