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 Post subject: Re: Tubs or clinchers?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:38 pm 
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Oops, I meant to say Wiggle, and they still have them.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubs or clinchers?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:49 pm 
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Re tubular/clincher, bad points of both types rolled into one!

Heaver rim and difficult to repair, or in the case of Tufo, impossible to repair. By repair I mean opening up and patching the inner tube, not squirting some horrible gunk inside.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubs or clinchers?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Just as an addition to this thread, what do people do in regard to punctures when riding out on tubs? during the summer I ride a quick 20 miles before work which to date has been on my modern bike with clinchers - I carry spare tubes so a simple solution if I puncture. I really want to take some of my older bikes out on this ride but daren't in case I flat and am therefore late for work. I've heard about this horrible gunk - seems to be a solution if it gets you back on the road quickly?? anyone know a product that's decent and works ok?? also anyone know somewhere to get tubs repaired??


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 Post subject: Re: Tubs or clinchers?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:01 pm 
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You carry a spare tub, as it's not convenient to repair a tub at the roadside.

I've never used any tyre sealant, but I've read that the stuff can cause problems long term, especially with latex inner tubes.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubs or clinchers?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:36 pm 
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bigpantswheels 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.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubs or clinchers?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:05 pm 
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tubs ALL the way!! a nice set of mavic gp4 rims with vittoria rallye or continental giro
tubulars. great ride for not a lot of money.

"clinchers" suck the golden egg and i wouldn't ride them as you'll find they
are puncture central!

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 Post subject: Re: Tubs or clinchers?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:43 pm 
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rusty bodie wrote:
tubs ALL the way!! a nice set of mavic gp4 rims with vittoria rallye or continental giro
tubulars. great ride for not a lot of money.

"clinchers" suck the golden egg and i wouldn't ride them as you'll find they
are puncture central!

:shock:



Right... erm, pretty unequivocal response then :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Tubs or clinchers?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:59 pm 
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i thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Tubs or clinchers?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:27 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
bigpantswheels 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!

David


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 Post subject: Re: Tubs or clinchers?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:57 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
bigpantswheels 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.


what was that thing called - was it a clement solo? all black thing that was murder to fit on a G40 rim?!

:evil:


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