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 Post subject: FMB Tubulars
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:40 pm 
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Just posted this elsewhere:

http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-15951387.html

Anybody tried them? They certainly look like the business. If they are nicer than Veloflex Carbons I'll eat my shorts.

Watch the little video.......what about the sound the passing bike makes?

By Jove! These are making a play upon my fancy !!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:56 pm 
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Francois used to work for Dugast. He left and now makes a very similar tire. Almost identical. However, the quality control of the FMB is much better than that of the Dugast. For every 20 Dugast we get, we see problems(read snakes and bulges) with 4-6. With the FMB we get less than 1 problem out of 20.

The ride of them is fantastic, every bit as good as Dugast.


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 Post subject: FMB tubulars
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:29 am 
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Thanks for that.

I just did a little currency conversion there and the Euro is way too strong at the moment. Just cant justify £52odd each. I've had 4 remoulds for the old Citroen for less than that.

But I keep coming back to the sound they make................


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:08 am 
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Saw this on your other post. The video is very interesting, I've always wondered how hand made tubs are actually put together and this shows it.

Nothing like the sound of a rock hard tub on smooth tarmac, especially on a dual carriageway at 6.00am of a Sunday morning!


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 Post subject: FMB Tubulars
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:31 am 
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Yes, I think these tubs need a decent unbiased, unfunded review. The guys output seems quite high and I reckon he could benefit from a decent review on a decent forum like this.

So, if anybody has a source for the 'Strada's or 'Criteriums' I would happily mount them on my 1985 SSC's or 2007 Reynolds Stratus and give my best literary effort.

Even 'subsidised' tubs would be considered.

Cheers. :D


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