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Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 25 Jun 2013, 10:47am
by mig
OT but who manufactures campagnolo C9 chains?

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 25 Jun 2013, 10:57am
by meic
Is that a trick question?

It says Campagnolo on the box, on the internal plastic bag and it says "made in Italy" on the box.
Everything related to it says Campagnolo, unless they are following the modern trend of claiming that sticking a label on in Italy to claim made in Italy, means that qualifies it as made in Italy, I will think it likely that it is made in Italy by Campagnolo.

As sure as beef comes from cows. :wink:

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 25 Jun 2013, 11:01am
by Brucey
campagnolo say that they do. They are certainly made in Italy (with the 'whatever that means' caveat.... part of the 30-40% of campag stuff that still is...)

However I have often wondered if Campag's chain manufacturing start-up is in any way related to the demise of Regina as a chain maker for bicycles; Regina still make industrial chains etc, just like Sedis do. And we know what happened to Sedis bicycle chains...

cheers

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 25 Jun 2013, 11:22am
by niggle
meic wrote:
niggle wrote:
reohn2 wrote:If the Hypers do a good enough job I'll be looking into trying other Vittoria tyres,I'd be particularly interested in the Rubino Pro 700x28mm.

That is what I am using on the Genesis, they measure 26mm on a 15mm rim but it does not matter as they ride really well. Best price in the UK: http://www.highonbikes.com/wheels-tyres ... ci7q9gs2Sp They were a bit slithery in the wet for the first few miles but fine once scrubbed in. They ride well, are comfortable for a road tyre and are also wearing very well, zero punctures in about 6000 miles. I am also impressed by the general quality of production and durability, the rear is looking worn now but not totally gone yet.


I slightly challenge your best price

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... itttyrf610

Cheaper here if you buy a pair or otherwise spend £35. Then at this moment another 10% off if you spend over £50*.
Sorry for leading people into temptation.

*The Campagnolo C9 chains are a good buy.

Well done sir! My excuse is that Ribble were out of stock of 28mm when I last looked. Also I bought my Campag C9 chain from Chain Reaction, I think for exactly the same reason.

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 25 Jun 2013, 12:30pm
by mig
i always associate the production of chains with the economies of scale that come with huge volumes. i wouldn't think that campagnolo sell that many chains so had my doubts as to who was actually the manufacturer.

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 7:53am
by Maverick777
Hi,

Re:Schwalbe Marathon Racer Raceguard Folding Tyre

Thanks for the heads up. Only had a quick spin on these, already the bike feels more agile and nimble.

Cheers

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 8:48am
by Sweep
Any chance you could stop the big blue text maverick?

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 8:50am
by Maverick777
Why is that?

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 8:54am
by reohn2
Maverick777 wrote:Why is that?


Because it looks as if you're shouting

Back to the OP's tyres.
The Racers are a good supple tyre that rides nicely and rolls well,but would believe you can get better?

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 9:13am
by Maverick777
I'm not

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 9:19am
by reohn2
Maverick777 wrote:I'm not


I know

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 4:44pm
by niggle
reohn2 wrote:Back to the OP's tyres.
The Racers are a good supple tyre that rides nicely and rolls well,but would believe you can get better?

Care to enlighten us? (I'm hoping its the Vittoria Randonnuer Hypers)

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 4:56pm
by reohn2
niggle wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Back to the OP's tyres.
The Racers are a good supple tyre that rides nicely and rolls well,but would believe you can get better?

Care to enlighten us? (I'm hoping its the Vittoria Randonnuer Hypers)


You got it in one :wink:

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 5:07pm
by niggle
reohn2 wrote:
niggle wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Back to the OP's tyres.
The Racers are a good supple tyre that rides nicely and rolls well,but would believe you can get better?

Care to enlighten us? (I'm hoping its the Vittoria Randonnuer Hypers)


You got it in one :wink:

Brilliant, I've got a pair lined up for next project, shame they are all sold out at Planet X (or I would have mentioned earlier in the thread).

Re: Hybrid Tyre Choice 700 x 38c

Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 5:44pm
by reohn2
niggle wrote:Brilliant, I've got a pair lined up for next project, shame they are all sold out at Planet X (or I would have mentioned earlier in the thread).


I'd like to recommend them but until I've done a good few(500miles+)I can only say how good they ride.
I'm running them at 75psi rear/45psi front and they roll really well.Forest logging roads and gravelly tracks are smoothed out beautifully,rough tarmac at 16to18mph brings a smile on :D
Yesterday I rode my Thorn audax Mk3(a comfortable bike)on 30mm Sch/Racers @95r/70f and whilst not completely unpleasant and slightly faster,ride quality was nowhere near as good.
I keep pondering a lightish bike(10or11kgs) with big supple rubber such as the 37mm Vit/Hypers or 35mm Sch/Kojaks(similar ride quality),
hmmm :? ............................ of course the Thorn would have to go to fund such a project but I'm halfway there,though not fully committed yet :? .