Old Ned wrote:
Check out Tufonorthamerica.com, they are based out of Canada and they still make the tubular/clincher for about $80 Canadian money, whatever that is. I think they are made in eastern Europe somewhere and Ribble in the UK used to carry them at one time.
Clement made a similar tyre in the 80's but it never caught on.
Tufos always intrigued me, but apparently suppleness isn't their strong suit as the whole tube/casing assembly is vulcanised as one (hence the sealant, since they can't be unpicked, repaired and sewn). The damning comment "they're like riding plywood" overheard at a London League CX event finally did it for me.
Next season I'm on Panaracer 30mm knobbly clinchers, bought new off eBay from a guy in Portugal for only 30 quid the pair.
No wheels to put them on as yet though!
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