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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:40 pm 
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after doing a lot of reading, the only tubs i think I want now are veloflex carbon.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:19 am 
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Hi,

AFAIK Veloflex is not and never has been sponsoring any meaningful (in terms of financial return) cycling team whatsoever.
Still, if you look closely you'll spot more rebadged Veloflex tyres than anything the sponsor would like them to run.
That should tell something in such a competitive environment, right?

Still, it's not so hard to imagine even faster tyres can be made. No one in the industry would be foolish enough to bring the perfect tyre to the market anyhow. It would be commercial suicide.
Nonetheless, I see quite a margin for improvement. Even at Veloflex's.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:52 pm 
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deermatt wrote:
the guy I bought my 303s told me "the comps are a pain to install. Pay someone to do it for you. So I will, haha.

Yes, the front is glued on , and its a 22. Wouldnt it be weird having a 22 on the front, and 25 on the rear wassertreter ?

I'm fairly new to tubular (only a few years) and the Comps are the only ones I ever glued (not often, because they tend to last). 3mm of difference between front and rear should not be noticeable in bike handling, and in fact Conti's newest Attack/Force tyres are 22mm front / 24mm rear, too.

The installation takes a bit of determination, but it's not that bad if the tyre had been stretching for a while. Also it gives me peace of mind to know the tyre is fairly tight, even if the glue might fail.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:32 pm 
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Hi,

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The installation takes a bit of determination, but it's not that bad if the tyre had been stretching for a while


IME, the few dozen of Conti Comps (which people seem all too keen on giving to me... :mrgreen: ) they don't stretch much if they do stretch at all.
And when they do stretch you'll often notice the base tape ends up torn as well, so caveat emptor.

I only have them on my second bike on a set of Neutrons for the moment. It took me so much effort to put them on that they're going to stay there untill I either puncture them or wear them out. Whichever comes first.
Besides that, that bike is my winter bike and my errants bike so I do not care too mmuch about how they perform. They do well in the wet and yes, they don't puncture easily. Other than that, I remain very much unimpressed, could as well ride a run off the mill clincher.....

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:32 am 
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@Fdegrove, try running lower pressures in your Contis than you do in your Veloflex. I ride Veloflex but I've had Conti comps and really, I think they are a fine tire. But they sure do get a bad rap on this site, mostly by you. But I agree, they are hard to stretch and mount compared to Veloflex. Still, having said that I put a set of Conti Comps 25mm on a set of nemesis,Record wheels just as an experiment to see how they compare to a set of Veloflex Arenberg 25mm mounted on an identical wheelset just to see for myself by riding them both if they really are that inferior of a ride as you claim.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:21 am 
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Calnago, +1. I'm riding around 6.5 front, 7 - 7.5 rear, at a bit over 75kg. Most roads are in fair condition here, but also been taking them to (smooth) gravel sections.
Got Comp 25s on stash that I want to try, but those 22s have been holding up.
Pondering to try Force 24s front on alu / Comp 25 rear on carbon as a bad weather and big descent combo.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the Conti Comp is an ideal tire, or anything.

The OP wanted to know if it was a good tire for all-around use. It definitely is that. The Conti Comp is durable and can be used in most all weather conditions. Is it more 'clincher like' than a great hand-made tire like an FMB CX? Of course. Can it be harder to mount? Probably. For everyday riding, I like them just fine.

PS, the 22/25 Conti Comp combo works just fine...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:15 am 
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Hi,

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@Fdegrove, try running lower pressures in your Contis than you do in your Veloflex.
:)

Actually, I'm pretty sure it was me who gave that advise in the first place.

As an all round, bad weather/winter tub Conti Comps are O.K. but IMHO heavily overpriced.
I do like the Black Chili Compound and the Vectran anti-puncture belt but that's about it.
Just imagine what this tubbie could be like if it were built around a Veloflex type of casing and came with a top notch latex inner tube.....

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:18 am 
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i put my zipp valve extenders on my 303s , and my tire is being glued on tomorrow. My question is, how do i ever use pitstop without it clogging all in the valve? Is there a trick on a conti tub?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:22 am 
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deermatt: never any issue (with conti extenders) on conti tubs here. The (Vittoria) Pitstop is a very light foam, all that's left is a sticky feeling valve, but that's easily cleaned off (stickiness doesn't last through the next rainy ride anyway).

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:49 am 
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I wouldn't use those Zipp extenders that go on top of the valve, but the Conti, Tufo or equivalent that go between the valve stem and the valve itself.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:11 am 
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Just a quick question if someone would be kind enough to help me out. Can I use Schwalbe glue remover to clean old Mastik off a used tub? Ta.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:16 am 
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Hi,

Yes, you can.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:46 pm 
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Cheers fdegrove

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:34 am 
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I presume that this:
http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gallery/a ... ar-37925/3
is a rebranded
http://www.veloflex.it/products/record28.asp?lang=en .

Correct?

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