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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 5:52 pm 
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I'm getting close to finishing my 84 batavus professional, I finally have wheels (record hubs with GP4 red label rims), so need tubs.

Will I get away with basic Vittoria rally's, or will the light sidewalls look out of place for 1984?

Were tubs back then all black, or were light coloured sidewalls around?


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:57 pm 
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AFAIK all the ones i had a hold of were skin/amberwalls.
First non-amberwalls i had were some horrific orange things in the mid 90s.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:19 pm 
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thanks! I've been checking older photos, and it seems amberwalls were more or less everywhere at that time :lol:

vittoria rally's it is then! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:46 pm 
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Vittorias (CX best Tyre ever) we're amber gunwalls, some wolbers were whiter


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 9:13 pm 
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In 1982 when I drifted away from bikes the vast majority of tubs were amberwall, there were sporadic other colours, red, green, orange and some were all white lol


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 9:42 pm 
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pigman wrote:
Vittorias (CX best Tyre ever) we're amber gunwalls,
Bought those when i started using tubs again....... now they've discontinued them (boooooo)


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:31 am 
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Clement 3’s had gumtype walls, Pnues Dourdoigne Grand Prix des Nations tubular tyres were the same, Wolber piste & Record route also tanned walls


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:22 pm 
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Black walls didn't come in until everyone (well, newbies anyway) started wearing black and riding black bikes.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:59 pm 
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That's what I thought, but back in 84 the only bike I had was a grifter, and it had all black tyres :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:47 pm 
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If you’re getting cheap tubs I recommend Continental Giro over Vittoria Rally. I’ve found the Rally is rarely very round, it’s really poorly made.

Challenge Vulcano is a nice looking tyre if you want a 25.


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