Did you see the pictures of the Paselas on the bike in question? I left out one of the slashes, so the link did not work. It should have been http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/david+l/ (and again, the album on the racing bike is at the end of the "Velo Le Chemineau" album). I think the 25c Paselas are awful close to the the seat tube, and in fact, the rear tire must be deflated in order to remove the wheel. The Paselas are available in 23c, but I doubt if they are very much smaller.
Thanks to all who replied to my question on the tires, it is most helpful.
Anyone have an opinion as to who may have made the frame?
David Lester West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <email@example.com> wrote: Personally, I think the Paselas are about as classic looking as one can get. I also have some Vittorias, and I thought they were still available with tan sidewall. I also use Continental clinchers quite a bit. Granted, they aren't tan sidewalls, but I think the translucent brown is the same Continental used In The Day. The Gatorskins have a little darker sidewall, but it grows on you.
Jerry Moos Big Spring, Texas, USA
Mark Cutrufelli <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
"Anyway, I can't seem to find any clinchers that to me look retro enough. I've gone back to the old tires which are Cycle-Pro Discoveries size 700 20C, and they seem just right, but are getting a little old. Any suggestions? The rims are Regina 1320s"
Suggestions: Vittoria has a whole line of clinchers + tubs. I've been looking at the online reviews and many are well regarded with low rolling resistance, longevity, and durablity. They have retro styles I think look nice.