The Return of the Wayfarer 2: Electric Boogaloo

Society Of Three Speeds

2014-03-09 15.56.19One of the best things about Saturday’s Three Speed Ride was it was the first time I had ridden my Raleigh Wayfarer in weeks. Yes! I know! The Presidente not riding a three speed for so long. And astute readers of this blog (all three of you) may be feeling a sense of deja vu, as I just posted a month ago about my lack of Raleigh riding and promises to ride it more.

Well, shortly after that last post, I got a flat again, this time on the front wheel. I knew that the Schwalbe Delta Cruisers were getting long in the tooth and I had plans of getting new tires. But I was hoping to wait until the secret “Wayfarer 2.0” project was to begin. It now became clear that the Delta Cruisers were past the point of no return, and if I was going to ride this…

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  1. Hey! While I’ve never tried the CdlV in 650A, I did have a pair of them in 650B for a while. They were the “cheap” option in that size. I found that I could run them with a bit more pressure than the sidewall indicated, which is 50psi. Since I’m a little more, ahem, rotund than most, I opted to pump the rear up to about 55 – 60psi and the front up to 50.

    1. Good to know. I’m currently running them at 45psi and they seem to be doing OK. Did you see any problems with running them over the recommended pressure rating?

  2. A ride comparison of the tires should be interesting. Tire life is another question, but the Col de v.. do look cool.

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