Formed in June 09, Here Come the Belgians is a non-elite anti-team celebrating all things cross, cobbled and Belgian.
Seeking a different experience to the traditional cycling club, its aim is to harness the energy of a vibrant internet cycling community with grass roots racing and riding based around Cyclocross and Spring Classics. There is no race programme in the style of a racing team, more a collection of individual experiences through rides and racing, in whatever location a member may be, that all can share in and contribute toward.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

What to do?

Ebay has been kind to me recently, I've bagged a couple of bargains and great deals, including a pair of the ever so rare Michelin Mud tyres for cheaper than I care to mention. As you can see from the photo below they are well worn but feel really supple with no splits or damage to the sidewall, so the question is do I run these as clinchers this season or wait a year or two til I'm a) good enough to run tubs and b) can afford to send them to FMB to have them made.

On the other hand is it worth it? The tread seems run down in the centre but grippy enough on the shoulders, I run tubs for road racing already so am not adverse to getting my hands sticky with glue. Any thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I've converted several green Mich to tub - either with Dugast or FMB (better quality). Yours do look a little borderline in terms of the central wear but the shoulders look great still. In good condition, green Mich tubs are better than the classic Rhino mud tub from Dugast (direct comparison in races). Yours would still be pretty awesome and would last a couple of seasons at least, if looked after and only raced on soft ground. To swing it, they look superb when tubbed up.......? Might be worth a punt.

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