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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Bravo. Argos have done a lovely job there, and looks like it is going to be a stunner when all built up. Good choice of rim in my opinion; I know clinchers are more convenient, but are you building this up for convenience? The only problem is finding good tubs that look the part (not black sidewalls or garish colours) --- next to impossible now.

Look forward to seeing the finished product.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Decathlon do some nice Vittoria(?) tubes, with gum walls for about 16 euro's i think
I put Conti tubes one one of mine


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:36 pm 
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^^ yes, Vittoria Rally, which is what you see a lot. They are OK, but they are training tubs; this should have Corsa CX or Clement! Surely a tub manufacturer would find a decent market for gum wall high end tubs.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:39 pm 
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btw, I'd make a guess at 1983 for this frame --- just at the start of the sloping fork crown. Very similar to my old one which I had down as 1982 due to the flat top fork crown. My number boss was similar, but different.
You should have fun riding this.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:37 pm 
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Funny you should mention those tyres. I have a pair of NOS Clements on the way, but I'm getting the LBS to put a set of Vittoria Rally's on when they build the wheels. I'm guessing the old Clements might be a bit fragile due to age, might get a set of riding and a set of display wheels, not sure yet.

Thanks for having a stab at the frame age, I hadn't guessed any closer than mid eighties. The frame is originally from Holland, I believe the number bosses were pretty common on the frames they had imported there and not necessarily indicative of race team pedigree.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:47 pm 
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I have some Mavic CX18 rims (my old TT wheels) and don't know what to put on them. I still have a lovely Wolber Record Route 18mm tub, but am too scared to ride it now...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:44 am 
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If you want a nice retro look tubular then look no further than the Vittoria Corsa Evo SC - available with gum sidewalls. They're not cheap but then this bike deserves the best! Ribble usually have them in stock.

Mark.
PS: I had a look for short dropout screws but only have some old slightly bent ones. Parker usually have some on eBay with nice metal end caps instead of the big plastic things.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:03 am 
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daccordimark wrote:
If you want a nice retro look tubular then look no further than the Vittoria Corsa Evo SC - available with gum sidewalls. They're not cheap but then this bike deserves the best! Ribble usually have them in stock.


Agreed, although I got my clincher versions on ebay for £72.99 delivered.

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Great! Thanks for the tips.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:07 am 
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Let me know if you'd like me to delete my pics after you've seen them. Don't want to be clogging up your thread with my pics !

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