Which Tubular Tire with Tan Wall for Ambrosio Nemesis Rims

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Calnago
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by Calnago

I think the Veloflex Roubaix's would be perfect for your Nemesis rims. Here's a few pics I just took of some wheels I use, or am in the process of building up shortly... all Nemesis rims with various Veloflex tires from the 22mm carbon throught to the 25mm Arenberg (which is the same width as the new Roubaix)...
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From left to right: Veloflex Carbon (old 22mm), Veloflex Carbon (new 23mm), Old Veloflex Roubaix (24mm) and finally the Veloflex Arenberg (25mm). The Arenberg and new Roubaixs are the same tire except the Roubaix has the tan sidewalls.

Same order, just from the front...
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And finally, some 24mm Roubaixs mounted on a Campy Bora Ultra Two rim and an Ambrosio Nemesis rim...
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All nice tires but I did find the 22mm carbon to be a little on the narrow side for my liking. I prefer the 23mm Carbons and 24mm Roubaixs. I've yet to try the 25mm Arenberg (may be building those up this weekend) but I will use them for the winter. I prefer to keep my tires (and rims) consistent between front and rear. And I don't buy into the whole aging thing but it's not worth arguing about. Contis wear well as do the Veloflex. I used to use Vittoria Corsa CX Open clinchers and those things cut up all the time. I presume the tubulars with similar casings would cut up just as easily.

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nismosr
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by nismosr

very nice .. the bora with Tan sidewall looks good, I have a first Gen BOra Ultra wonder if it will look good with tan side wall.

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by LionelB

interesting pic of the old vs new carbon and roubaix arenberg. They look wider indeed.

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by nismosr

ordered veloflex criterium and roubaix combo.

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by nismosr

Tires, Hubs, Nemesis rims and extra came in today !

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by Wingnut

I'm curious to hear how the hubs go? I've heard that they come with minimal lube inside around the ratchet & worth adding grease prior to use...
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Wingnut wrote:I'm curious to hear how the hubs go? I've heard that they come with minimal lube inside around the ratchet & worth adding grease prior to use...



yes I've read about that, and it's the first thing I did. there isn't much inside the rear hub.

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by Wingnut

Cool...look forward to seeing them built up!
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great choice!

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by nismosr

ilvwhtgrls wrote:great choice!

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nice bike .. this wheelset will on my SLR01!

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Awesome! You'll love the ride. I tempted to go with a SLR01 for 2013 but I'm really like the GF01. It is a great ride and seems a little more "stable." Either way, make you post up pics of the wheels and bike soon!

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by nismosr

is that a ck hubs ? will post pictures for sure i'm still looking for a shop who will lace the rims.

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by bearsdidit

Yup CK r45s. Where do you live?

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by wasabi1

These do and will look absolutely stunning. What are the spokes?

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ilvwhtgrls wrote:Yup CK r45s. Where do you live?


probably the next set of will be record hubs, Im from nj.

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