[CR]Was 'fat tubulars'; now lower pressure tubs on road?

Example: Racing:Beryl Burton

Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 14:58:33 +0000
From: Simon PJ <simonpj@mac.com>
To: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <180770.60362.qm@web82212.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR]Was 'fat tubulars'; now lower pressure tubs on road?

Many thanks for this suggestion, Jerry.

Quickly looking up the specifications for the Tufo Elite Diamonds I see that the maximum inflation pressure is 65psi. You obviously like how the tyres ride. How do they compare to road tubulars at 120psi or more?


Wyndham Pulman-Jones Girton, Cambs., UK.

On 18/11/07 14:26, "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I am running Tufo Elite Diamond 28's on the early 80's Cuevas of which I
> recently posted photos. I also have Diamond 28's on a 1974 Raleigh
> Competition I finished rebuilding a few months ago. Tufos are more widely
> available and less expensive than Dugast, and I love the way they ride. Plus
> I've come to like the Tufo Extreme Tape so well, I may never deal with rim
> cement again.
> The Diamond 28 is mostly marketed as a cyclocross tire, but the diamond tread
> pattern is not at all aggressive, not a "knobby" by any means, so the tire
> works very well for raod bikes as well. This tire is also available in 30 mm
> width.
> Only drawback for classic bikes is that only the least expensive version of
> the Diamond 28 is available with classic-looking black tread and tan sidewall.
> At least in the US - different colors may be available in UK. I was able to
> use the more expensive Elite Diamond 28 on the Cuevas because the yellow
> tread worked on a green frame with gold/yellow decals, cables, pump and
> anodized HS and bars. That said, I've found little or no difference in weight
> or tread between the various price levels of a given Tufo model, neither the
> Diamond 28 nor the narrower "road" models. And while I don't have a huge
> number of miles on Tufos yet, I so far can't tell much if any difference in
> ride between the least expensive Tufo of a given width and tread and the more
> expensive versions. I suppose there must be some difference in thread count
> or such like for the extra money, but perhaps this is hard to feel in a
> tubeless tire. Or maybe buyers of the more expensive versions are just paying
> for the wider choice of colors.
> Regards,
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, Texas
> Simon PJ <simonpj@mac.com> wrote:
>> Can anyone point me to a source in the UK for larger sized tubulars such as
>> the 27mm Dugast Paris Roubaix cotton tyres? Any other suggestions for
>> 'fatter' tubulars?
>> All the dealers I have tried only carry tubs in the more common 22/23mm
>> sizes. I'd like to find a UK dealer that carries a similar range to the one
>> available from worldclasscycles.com
>> Many thanks.
>> Wyndham Pulman-Jones
>> Girton, Cambs., UK.