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 Post subject: Tubs and Tub Covers
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:28 pm 
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While I was building up my Dave Russell I did something I've not done for many a year - fit some new tubs to rims. The wheels are a pair of Record LF 28's on GP4's and deserved something good so I selected a pair of Vittoria Special Pro 220gm tubs from my stash in the loft and fitted them using Jantex tape. It was all a lot easier than I remembered BITD using Dunlop cement (which got EVERYWHERE!) and I quite enjoyed doing it. As the tubs are quite light I remembered I had some period Wheel Covers somewhere and found them at the back of a cupboard in the garage. Unfortunately they are not a matching pair (where the others are I've no idea!) but they do compliment the bike nicely.

I think they are made by Beekay who did all sorts of cycling related items such as race numbers, warning signs, flags etc.

They also both need new elastic and hooks - but that's another story which hopefully Mrs Ned will be able to sort out in due course.

Any one else have any with different shop names etc.?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:56 pm 
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You still have a bunch of bananas helmet somewhere as well, don't you?? :P

I've always wanted to have spare sets of wheels, and thus the requirement of wheel covers...........says "I'm doing this proper, like".
Best I've had to settle for is glove spots and a mid thigh tan line........ :oops:


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Lysander wrote:
You still have a bunch of bananas helmet somewhere as well, don't you?? :P


No, I don't - unfortunately :wink:

But I've got a Campagnolo racing cap :D


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Worn with brim up, I sincerely hope!! :P


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I have one EG Bates wheel cover. You can have it if you're starting a collection..


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Yes, OK, I will, thanks!

And a Campag pump clip and a pair of bars :wink:

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Yes I'll be there looking for the elusive Zeus rear derailleur and of course the bits.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubs and Tub Covers
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:24 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
While I was building up my Dave Russell I did something I've not done for many a year - fit some new tubs to rims. The wheels are a pair of Record LF 28's on GP4's and deserved something good so I selected a pair of Vittoria Special Pro 220gm tubs from my stash in the loft and fitted them using Jantex tape. It was all a lot easier than I remembered BITD using Dunlop cement (which got EVERYWHERE!) and I quite enjoyed doing it.


Hi Ned

Dave at UCC used the tape on my rims when building up my Lemond. I recalled a story to him of Malcolm Elliott and his tub coming off from the tub tape in spectular fashion leaving Malcolm sitting on the floor when he had victory in his grasp of a city centre race in the late 80's. Apparantly Malcolm was non too impressed with his mechanic and had a few choice words to say!!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:39 am 
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Just looked up Holdsworth, Beckenham and Penge since I live in Beckenham. Wow, looks like quite a history but all gone now. I saw Alec Bird Cycles mentioned in there as well, a bike shop I remember as a kid that must be long gone now.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubs and Tub Covers
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:57 pm 
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Lemond Fan wrote:
Old Ned wrote:
While I was building up my Dave Russell I did something I've not done for many a year - fit some new tubs to rims. The wheels are a pair of Record LF 28's on GP4's and deserved something good so I selected a pair of Vittoria Special Pro 220gm tubs from my stash in the loft and fitted them using Jantex tape. It was all a lot easier than I remembered BITD using Dunlop cement (which got EVERYWHERE!) and I quite enjoyed doing it.


Hi Ned

Dave at UCC used the tape on my rims when building up my Lemond. I recalled a story to him of Malcolm Elliott and his tub coming off from the tub tape in spectular fashion leaving Malcolm sitting on the floor when he had victory in his grasp of a city centre race in the late 80's. Apparantly Malcolm was non too impressed with his mechanic and had a few choice words to say!!


Yeh, OK for time trialling but I wouldn't like to trust it for road racing - especially town centre crits. Lot of side pressure on the tyre in them!

I wonder what the 'choice words' were? Drat, dash, bother, oh dear me??


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