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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:18 pm 
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Newman8 for that retro feel why not carry the original mobile coms a carrier pigeon. Might have to wait a bit longer though for support.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:24 pm 
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Newman8 wrote:
Liking the ice cream idea!
I got a can of vittoria pitstop & a little co2 inflator too. Easy to carry but had no call to use it so can't comment further.
I'm seriously considering investing in a mobile telecommunication device too. I believe one can get pay as you go tokens to use in emergencies.


I've got one of those devices, but I don't tell anyone about it as I don't want to spoil the '80's aura on my countryside jaunts.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Has anyone used either Stans of Effetto caffe latex. If so , How was it for you?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Sad to hear that Peter Burgin has died :( ...his repair service at http://www.tubular-repairs.com was very useful.

Looks like I'm going to have to get the needle and thread out in future.

All the best,


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:32 am 
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Ok I have the Internet fired up, which tubular tyres am I buying? I have conti giros at the moment and don't know anything better yet, I have a pair of schwalbe Montello s too, but I want something for normal riding that has puncture resistance but makes me feel good too. I have a Ti Raleigh team and was wanting to stick to amber walls, what are the conti gator skins like?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:01 pm 
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They are sticky but they don't have amber walls. They are average at puncture resistance and I now have Caffelatex in mine.

The price is not too high and they can be repaired, but they don't look like a classic tub however.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:14 pm 
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What do you suggest?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Well, It's what I ride on but then I'm not to fussed about the amber walls.

I think they look fine on my work a day 1980 Eddy Merckx and they corner a treat.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:19 pm 
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Quick tub report -

I helped my friend mount a Conti tub today - using Jantex tub tape. We used the pencil trick except we used a Barclay's Bank pen - it worked a treat. The tub had been pre-stretched overnight and had been tight but the pre-stretch worked well.

Today's top tip - make sure you remove all the bits of the pen before riding!!!

Richard


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Amber walls...from cheap to pricey:
You might still be able to find amberwall Vittoria Rallye, new stock is now all black.
Schwalbe Milano, almost anything Challenge or Veloflex, Dugast.

I've used (and still sell :wink: ) both the Milano and Rallye.
The Rallye is tough, but solid and reliable, the Milano is excellent for the money, a little soft treaded, wears out much quicker, but a beautiful ride.

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