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smontanaro 11-26-21 04:41 PM

Another sale... Excel Sports has Vittoria Corsa G+ 23mm tubulars (black or tan sidewalk) for $29.88, regularly $134.

https://www.excelsports.com/vittoria...ular-road-tire

Hat tip to Bob Freeman on CR.

woodcraft 11-26-21 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by smontanaro (Post 22320979)
woodcraft Which model of Vittoria tire are you referring to? Do you mean valve core or the entire stem? Rallys used to have nonremovable valve cores, but recent production has removable cores.


In this case it is "Cross EVO XN" but it was on various tires.

The silver & black are valve stem extensions, & the red are the hated stems, in different lengths.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7aaac67b51.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...beb1ab2fcd.jpg

pastorbobnlnh 11-27-21 06:43 AM


Originally Posted by smontanaro (Post 22321199)
Another sale... Excel Sports has Vittoria Corsa G+ 23mm tubulars (black or tan sidewalk) for $29.88, regularly $134.

https://www.excelsports.com/vittoria...ular-road-tire

Hat tip to Bob Freeman on CR.

Thanks for the heads up 🙂! I ordered a pair.

Classtime 11-27-21 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh (Post 22321565)
Thanks for the heads up 🙂! I ordered a pair.

I got the last tan one. One black left. What a price! Nice compact lightweight spare:thumb:

woodcraft 11-27-21 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh (Post 22321565)
Thanks for the heads up 🙂! I ordered a pair.



Me too!

smontanaro 12-01-21 11:58 AM

I went ahead and pulled the trigger for a pair of Veloflex ProTour 28s on Monday (Nov 28). Shipping was free from Italy. DHL informed me earlier today that they will be delivered today. I'm kind of stunned at the free, fast shipping, especially given the already discounted sale price for the tires. Usually, when I contemplate buying something from Europe I have to factor in a steep shipping cost and expect it to take forever to get through customs. I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth here, just pleasantly surprised at this turn of events.

Wildwood 12-01-21 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by smontanaro (Post 22325669)
I went ahead and pulled the trigger for a pair of Veloflex ProTour 28s on Monday (Nov 28). Shipping was free from Italy.

what website from Italy?

squirtdad 12-01-21 01:34 PM

looks like the famous yellow jersey 3 for 50 is now 3 for 60

smontanaro 12-01-21 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 22325753)
what website from Italy?

veloflex.it

The tires were shipped from Bergamo.

Wildwood 12-01-21 08:01 PM

Merlincycles dot com is just about out of all the older ‘named’ Veloflex models.

smontanaro 12-02-21 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by smontanaro (Post 22325669)
I went ahead and pulled the trigger for a pair of Veloflex ProTour 28s....

I mounted them on rims to stretch yesterday and pumped them up to 3.5 bar (~ 50 psi). When I checked on them this morning, my thumb test suggested they'd not lost much air. I thus conclude that the ProTours have butyl tubes instead of the latex tubes in the dear, departed Vlaanderen. *sniff*

79pmooney 12-02-21 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by smontanaro (Post 22321199)
Another sale... Excel Sports has Vittoria Corsa G+ 23mm tubulars (black or tan sidewalk) for $29.88, regularly $134.

https://www.excelsports.com/vittoria...ular-road-tire

Hat tip to Bob Freeman on CR.

I just bought 4 of the Speeds. 209 gms! At my heyday in a long departed millenium I raced 220 gm silks.

I haven't made the switch yet but I am stockpiling to go tubular on my three "good" bikes. (Peace of mind on 50 mph descents plus the custom fix gear of my BF photo is a pure late '80s road race bike, just fix gear and is crying for wheels better than training clinchers.) I want one wheelset to be as close to my old racing as is feasible.

hazetguy 12-02-21 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by smontanaro (Post 22326717)
I mounted them on rims to stretch yesterday and pumped them up to 3.5 bar (~ 50 psi). When I checked on them this morning, my thumb test suggested they'd not lost much air. I thus conclude that the ProTours have butyl tubes instead of the latex tubes in the dear, departed Vlaanderen. *sniff*

ProTour
https://www.veloflex.it/en/tubular-t...r-gum-sidewall
https://www.veloflex.it/en/tubular-t...black-sidewall

Tubular with a very soft 320 TPI (Threads Per Inch) Corespun casing and an innovative compound that provides very low rolling resistance and great roadholding. It is equipped with an anti-puncture protection belt and an exclusive latex air chamber, for improved elasticity in every condition.

Technical details
TPI (Threads Per Inch) 320 Threads Per Inch (120/cm)
Protection Belt Calicot puncture resistant layer
Casing Compressed Pes/Co corespun
Rubber tread Natural rubber and silica exclusive compound
Inner tube Latex low rolling resistance
Valve Presta 42 mm with changeable core

Classtime 12-02-21 03:36 PM

My Speed came in yesterday. That thing is sooooo light and the sidewalls sooooo thin. If I had a pair, I don't think I would use them on any but the smoothest of roads right after the street sweeper when over them and back over them. But it is a nice spare:thumb:

johnnyace 12-02-21 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by Lazyass (Post 22303525)
Never had Panaracers but they look to be a very good quality. They are pretty tight so I'll stretch them out for awhile.

https://i.postimg.cc/sgbRfjXj/12345678.jpg

Finally got these out on the road today. I'm pretty impressed with them, you?

smontanaro 12-02-21 04:03 PM

hazetguy Thanks. I stand corrected. Still scratching my head about the low air loss though.

pastorbobnlnh 12-02-21 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by smontanaro (Post 22327030)
hazetguy Thanks. I stand corrected. Still scratching my head about the low air loss though.

Must be the "an exclusive latex air chamber" which excludes air loss. :p

Lazyass 12-03-21 02:08 AM


Originally Posted by johnnyace (Post 22154773)
I went ahead and picked up a pair of these this morning, seems like a stellar deal at $70/pair. Always liked the Panaracer clinchers I've owned, might as well try their tubulars at this price.


Originally Posted by johnnyace (Post 22327023)
Finally got these out on the road today. I'm pretty impressed with them, you?

I love them, they're perfect. I'm going to buy a few more of them.

johnnyace 12-03-21 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by Lazyass (Post 22327356)
I love them, they're perfect. I'm going to buy a few more of them.

Same here, just pulled the trigger on some more. :thumb:

DiabloScott 12-03-21 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by johnnyace (Post 22327482)
Same here, just pulled the trigger on some more. :thumb:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bf78844a9a.jpg

Those DO look nice - I especially like that file tread on the Cobble model. I could maybe even turn a blind eye toward the butyl tubes.

woodcraft 12-03-21 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by Classtime (Post 22327010)
My Speed came in yesterday. That thing is sooooo light and the sidewalls sooooo thin. If I had a pair, I don't think I would use them on any but the smoothest of roads right after the street sweeper when over them and back over them. But it is a nice spare:thumb:


Mine arrived too- fast! I think I'll mount them on the 60mm wheels & just use for fun, fast, but not too far rides.

Light, but still not as light as the Tufo Elite Jet (seen here with valve extension & glue).


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...73b1d384f8.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f739524b1.jpg

Chubby715 12-03-21 10:37 AM

Quick question for those of you who carry a folded spare tubular on your rides and use valve extenders.

Do you carry a valve extender along with your spare? Or do you unscrew the extender from the flat tire when doing a repair on the road? My first flat last year was a bit challenging as I couldn't unscrew the extender from my flatted tubular. I got lucky as I found a wrench in a nearby construction storage unit. Just curious what others do.

woodcraft 12-03-21 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by Chubby715 (Post 22327658)
Quick question for those of you who carry a folded spare tubular on your rides and use valve extenders.

Do you carry a valve extender along with your spare? Or do you unscrew the extender from the flat tire when doing a repair on the road? My first flat last year was a bit challenging as I couldn't unscrew the extender from my flatted tubular. I got lucky as I found a wrench in a nearby construction storage unit. Just curious what others do.


I have an extension already fitted. There's enough to deal with road-side with a group drumming their fingers or dark/cold. One of those little plastic valve tools is also good to have.

Chubby715 12-03-21 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by woodcraft (Post 22327690)
I have an extension already fitted. There's enough to deal with road-side with a group drumming their fingers or dark/cold. One of those little plastic valve tools is also good to have.

woodcraft Thanks! I currently don't have a spare extender so will add it to my next online purchase. I ride solo so don't have to worry about pissing off a group :)

woodcraft 12-03-21 10:03 PM


Originally Posted by Chubby715 (Post 22327893)
woodcraft Thanks! I currently don't have a spare extender so will add it to my next online purchase. I ride solo so don't have to worry about pissing off a group :)


This is a good source, including hard-to-find short ones:

https://worldclasscycles.com/product...lve-extenders/


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