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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:34 am 
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These are great tires out of the box for all the reasons noted here & elsewhere.

My circumstance may be unique but a pattern emerged where the tire would go completely (not latex pressure loss) flat overnight.

Resetting the red anodized interchangeable valve stem with blue Loctite fixed the problem. Admittedly only an inconvenience but it caused me to not completely trust the tire.

I'm a lightweight rider using 90 psi with Fulcrum Zero's on good road surfaces. I also really like Continental Comp 25's glue it and forget it dependability.

After considering using a sealant preemptively I instead had the latex Vittoria tube on two tires replaced with a standard butyl tubes with the goal of obtaining the Vittoria ride with Continental dependability.

Has anyone else been down this road?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:13 am 
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The latex tube is part of the ride.

I used to run the CX II...but can't seem to get more than a few months out of them before they get cut up.

I also used Stan's with the latex tube...and the Stan's didn't seem to play well with the tube.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:01 pm 
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May I ask what you paid for the mod?

I pondered something like this being wary of latex initially when trying Vittoria tubs. In any case I think most of the reliability is in the casing, not the tube. When something makes it through to the inside, all bets are off, regardless of the hose inside.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:18 pm 
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You make a good point but it doesn't account for reseating the interchangeable valve stem fixing the problem.

The tires were modified by Tire Alert in Florida for $30 a piece. A highly recommended business.


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