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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:29 am 
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My tip: get a thimble for your finger as the casings are tough,tough,tough and make sure it fits on your finger properly.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:10 am 
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Morning all,

Has anyone any experience of Conti Giros? I have come across a deal where 3 cost £50.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:40 am 
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Richard, my initial post was about them. Slightly awkward to get on but the front at least is still going strong.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:44 am 
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Ah ok, i was being too lazy - apologies.

I am trying to decide whether to buy another cheap set for test purposes or keep my money in my pocket until i need a dear set. I have a set of used ones on my Van Tuyl (pronounced Van Towel!) and the Rallys are ready to go on whatever rims i decide. I have not got a set of wheels built yet as i have bought 2 second hand sets and they should keep me going for a while.

Thanks again,

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:36 pm 
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i buy my Vittoria Rallies on ebay , Highonbikes i think . cheapest i could find .


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:15 pm 
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And the cost?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:45 pm 
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Been runing a pair of Vittoria Paves for a few months. You really notice the difference compared to Rallys: excellent ride, properly round, not loads of cloth sticking out, much less 'knobbly' near the valve, accurate light replaceable valves, much nicer to put on the rim.

True, the green colour isn't that retro friendly, but the evo corsa is another high tpi option if you don't need the Pave's added girth.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:55 am 
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I also use the Pave's and they are good. I will never use cheap tubs again. I do however like Conti Gator skin tubs the ride from those is pretty good. and tey are round.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:19 am 
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I found out that the Gatorskins are more durable if left a year to harden a bit, plus I've got the Continental latex in mine now as I found the Caffelatex sealant to be basically useless.

I'm not sure if you can get the Conti latex in the UK , I had to order mine from Germany. Not such a big deal though.

Got it all from here: http://www.bike24.com

Came in the post very pronto as expected.

Buying cheap tubs is like putting cheap tyres on your car, they look ok but are rubbish in the wet, don't last and puncture easily.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Great thread as I have just taken the plunge into Tubular tyres. Now my first question is tyre size, the rims I have are Mavic MACH 2 CD 2 (32 spoke). The rims measure 18mm wide and i currently appear to have two different tyre sizes fitted. Both French made by Wolber, but no indication of size.
I have looked on the net, but unable to find any size chart.
Perhaps someone with more knowledge could advise please.


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