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Old 01-17-22, 09:56 AM
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The Vittoria Corsa ride nicely but I don't like how the tread picks up flints and I got too many flats with the 3 tires I tested.
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Originally Posted by cinelliguy View Post
Here is another choice for tubulars. Note the font size of the branding.


Good looking tires. I looked for reviews but have not seen any yet.
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I fail to see the point of discussing tire aerodynamics, rolling resistance, or weight on C&V - especially for slow-rolling for an hour or two.

IMO, Tufos, or at least butyl tubes, is a good choice so that your occasionally-ridden steed is more likely to to have some air in the tires.
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I can totally recommend the vittoria g+ in 30mm.
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Originally Posted by Flatforkcrown View Post

I can totally recommend the vittoria g+ in 30mm.
Nice! I'm building up a Le Champion and will have to keep those in mind.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
All else equal, a narrow, high-pressure tire will have similar rolling resistance as a wider, lower pressure tire. This applies to both clinchers and tubulars. But the wider tire will be more comfortable on rough terrain/pavement than the narrow tire.

Shouldn't be a problem with a good glue job.

I've been using Continental adhesive. It works fine. Lately, my LBS wasn't able to get Continental, so I bought a couple tubes of Panaracer adhesive. I have yet to try it, but it came well-recommended.

For the money, they're tough to beat. I've heard some complaints about being lumpy or not quite straight, but that hasn't been my experience. Only available in one width (21mm). They were 3 for $50; has the price gone up?

I would love not spending $200 on tires I might end up throwing away. In my stronger but poorer days I did get fairly adept at fixing flats but now I do not particularly want to renew that skill.
I put sealant in them. It works well for most punctures.[/QUOTE]

I just looked at Yellow Jersey about the Servicio Course tires. $24.95 each, three for $60. There are a lot of notes on tire build and materials. It sounds like its a better tire than I bought 8 years ogo or so at 3 for $50.
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
The Vittoria Corsa ride nicely but I don't like how the tread picks up flints and I got too many flats with the 3 tires I tested.
^Agreed. The grooves running the length of the tread are debris magnets. I find the rubber a bit soft, too—good for grip, bad for durability.

+1 for Veloflex Pro Tour tubulars. I miss the Veloflex Vlaanderen model but the Pro Tour is a great option. I ordered my last set directly from the Veloflex website. If I recall correctly, think I paid ~$165 for the pair (70 euros each plus free shipping when you buy 2 or more) and received the tires via DHL in under a week. Highly recommend.

Most of my riding is on tubulars, fwiw.
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