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alexihnen 02-01-21 12:59 PM

FWIW I just received 4 of the Servizio Corse tubulars from Yellow Jersey for a total of $78.67. Iím happy with them out of the box. They wonít be ridden more than a couple hundred miles a year. Here they are mounted, but not glued.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...50fc48d70.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7bcdbd3cf.jpeg

squirtdad 02-01-21 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by alexihnen (Post 21904942)
FWIW I just received 4 of the Servizio Corse tubulars from Yellow Jersey for a total of $78.67. Iím happy with them out of the box. They wonít be ridden more than a couple hundred miles a year. Here they are mounted, but not glued.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...50fc48d70.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7bcdbd3cf.jpeg

your bike space is way to nicely organized :)

alexihnen 02-02-21 12:05 PM

^ I clean up a bit when people are coming over...or when I'm sharing pics on BikeForums. :)

seedsbelize 02-15-21 11:53 AM

Panaracer Race A Evo2 23mm, for $24.99 at Bike Recyclery

sewupnut 02-15-21 01:48 PM

You talking about that red stuff with which you had to tear off the tire and re-glue every season. That's OK if you have a mechanic. I say good riddance to that stuff. Vittoria Mastic was a god-send. In years of racing, the only time I've ever had to remount a tire, is when it's worn out or flat. And getting em off, even after several years is almost impossible. Although, I do check em before a criterium or road race with technical downhills.

smontanaro 02-15-21 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21925041)
Panaracer Race A Evo2 23mm, for $24.99 at Bike Recyclery

The Race C Evo3 (26mm) is also on sale, $69.99 per pair. Their site says MSRP is $140/pair. I grabbed a pair to try out.

masi61 02-15-21 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by smontanaro (Post 21925361)
The Race C Evo3 (26mm) is also on sale, $69.99 per pair. Their site says MSRP is $140/pair. I grabbed a pair to try out.

Thanks for the link. The Race A tubulars look nice also.

Wildwood 02-16-21 01:08 PM

Asking for you to help me watch Specialized.com
 
Hey folks -
Please help me watch the Spesh website for any coming sales they have on their top tubulars.
Looking at Allrounder 24mm for the vintage DeRosa, where I prefer a black sidewall.
Hell o th North = maybe, if the reduced price is attractive, but I got a bunch of VeloFlex 27s.
edit= cyclocross now reduced, 33mm with a couple of knobby patterns.
After running these, it made me a believer.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cacb02fa74.jpg

SJX426 02-17-21 08:24 AM

If you want a fast light tire - Vittoria Corsa Speed G2.0 Tubular Road Tire Twin Pack | ProBikeKit.com
Little heavier and maybe fast enough - Vittoria Corsa G2.0 Tubular Road Tire Twin Pack | ProBikeKit.com

Wildwood 02-17-21 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by SJX426 (Post 21927873)

Almost always better prices @ www.merlincycles.com

SJX426 02-17-21 11:27 AM

BBBBBBBut they don't have the Corsa 2.0 in 23 with tan sidewalls!

Wildwood 02-17-21 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by SJX426 (Post 21928217)
BBBBBBBut they don't have the Corsa 2.0 in 23 with tan sidewalls!

Patience is one's friend in the tubular tire purchasing cycle of financial affordability.

Hence my help request on the Spesh tubular.
I'm running many brands and the narrower Spesh (24mm) was one of the best, worthy of another purchase years later.

CV-6 02-17-21 11:15 PM

Watch eBay. From time to time I come across really good deals. Like Specialized Hell of the North tubulars and/or clinchers for about half price. Also picked up four new Veloflex Vlaanderen for about $30 a tire. Some people try these and decide they don't like them. Or their priorities change.

squirtdad 02-18-21 02:46 PM

DiabloScott Pave..... back???? https://www.merlincycles.com/vittori...00c-92388.html

DiabloScott 02-19-21 01:07 AM


Originally Posted by squirtdad (Post 21930276)

Wow, thanks, and that's a good price. Weird that they show 27mm in the "details" (the only size I've ever seen) but 30mm in the options screen.
I've got a gift card coming next week - hopefully these'll still be there.

I was afraid I might have to learn to like brown walls and linear tread.


Black / Green Pave CG 111 28" Tubular 30mm $43.75

Classtime 02-19-21 09:18 AM

Vittoria's site doesn't show them. Maybe someone found a misplaced container?

seedsbelize 02-23-21 03:12 PM

My tires are glued and mounted on the '79 Trek 930. Tomorrow I find out what the tubular ride is all about.

Classtime 02-23-21 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21938292)
My tires are glued and mounted on the '79 Trek 930. Tomorrow I find out what the tubular ride is all about.

5-10% less psi is what it's about. (Plus the Cool factor)

Wildwood 02-23-21 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21938292)
My tires are glued and mounted on the '79 Trek 930. Tomorrow I find out what the tubular ride is all about.

Pics of Yucatan Peninsula - or it didn't happen.

seedsbelize 02-24-21 05:26 PM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f8b9f64344.jpg

seedsbelize 02-24-21 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by Classtime (Post 21938743)
5-10% less psi is what it's about. (Plus the Cool factor)

5-10% less than the recommended 110 psi? It would certainly make a difference on the chipseal.

Ferrouscious 02-24-21 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21940063)
5-10% less than the recommended 110 psi? It would certainly make a difference on the chipseal.

WAY lower than that.

seedsbelize 02-24-21 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by Ferrouscious (Post 21940069)
WAY lower than that.

Really. How low?
I did not know this. I knew it about clinchers.

Ferrouscious 02-24-21 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21940109)
Really. How low?
I did not know this. I knew it about clinchers.

what width of tire? how heavy are you? how heavily do you ride (do you break components)? how hard do you corner?

myself as an example:
I ride 28s. I run about 70psi, but I can drop it down to 65psi. I'm a lightweight rider at only 140lbs. I raised the pressure just a touch because my steering went vague on a hard corner.

seedsbelize 02-24-21 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by Ferrouscious (Post 21940118)
what width of tire? how heavy are you? how heavily do you ride (do you break components)? how hard do you corner?

myself as an example:
I ride 28s. I run about 70psi, but I can drop it down to 65psi. I'm a lightweight rider at only 140lbs. I raised the pressure just a touch because my steering went vague on a hard corner.

22mm tires. I weigh 172. I ride like an old man on flat, dry, mostly chipseal roads. I don't corner. The only hills I ride are the very occasional overpass.

Ferrouscious 02-24-21 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21940132)
22mm tires. I weigh 172. I ride like an old man on flat, dry, mostly chipseal roads. I don't corner. The only hills I ride are the very occasional overpass.

With tubulars, 90-95psi. Why did you decide on narrow tires? 25s or 28s would help immensely.

DiabloScott 02-24-21 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by Ferrouscious (Post 21940159)
With tubulars, 90-95psi. Why did you decide on narrow tires? 25s or 28s would help immensely.

Yeah, narrow tires on lightweight rims were a racer thing from the 80's and before; that's why Brits call them "sprints". The magical ride quality we talk about in this thread comes from lower pressure and more volume.

seedsbelize 02-24-21 08:17 PM

I bought them from Yellow Jersey. Cheap. I didn't want to go all in in case I didn't like it. My spare is a Challenge Elite and is wider. My thought was to start out conservative and proceed into better tires after learning the ropes some.
Now I know what to look for down the road.

seedsbelize 02-24-21 08:23 PM

Tubulars is something I never thought I would do. Touring either. In the last couple years I've done both, because why not? I never thought I would do Campagnolo, but have Record hubs on these wheels. And Campy pedals. Considering going full Campy on one bike. Time passes and things change. We live and we learn.

seedsbelize 02-24-21 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by DiabloScott (Post 21940281)
Yeah, narrow tires on lightweight rims were a racer thing from the 80's and before; that's why Brits call them "sprints". The magical ride quality we talk about in this thread comes from lower pressure and more volume.

What are some modern tubular rims? Mine are Mavic Monthlery. The easiest wheels I've ever built.


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