I think the main issue is that Vitoria has stopped making them - after they acquired the GEAX brand.
Billy Bonkers are probably quite nice. I’ve only ridden the Tables Tops (previous model) and they were too puncture prone for mi taste.
Good luck finding Booze Lights. I think @t0-ster has bought most of the remaining stock.
Continental Contact urban are very nice alternatives and come in 2.4” I believe - or Michelins Pilot Pump
As far as I know linseed oil cures (partly?) due to exposure to UV light - so there might be a way to speed up curing time.
I'm keen to hear how you find them!
Those are the satin wood oils?
I'm definitely going to try the tonkin on the new frame once it's been modified.
I really like the idea of a non-solvent based, renewable alternative.
You're in talks with Linolie & Pigment I expect?
Nice! I'm going to have a disc brake and some other frame mods done and would like to seal the affected areas, as well as other paint chips without a respray. It looks like just the ticket!
I was suggested Tonkin lak by a friend for a woodworking project - and it turns out it's tonable with linseed paste and rate for marine use on both wood and metal.. Will get a tin and see how it holds up on the new (1994) Trek project I have coming in.
How difficult is it to find a longer seatpost?
Could you get a straight tube and fit a seat topper?
Is there a functional reasoning behind the fish mouth or is it mainly esthetic ?
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