Does anyone have any information about Barum cyclo-cross tires? They were manufactured by a company in one of the countries aligned with the former Soviet Union in the 1980s; therefore, their availability was scarce. I've only recently ever heard of them; and, unfortunately, I've never seen one.
I think I have one around somewhere. It still is mounted on a wheel and holds air. Tough tires rarely punctured. All 28s. The road versions were also tough, but road like a rock.
Wow! That is awesome. I've never seen that tread. Thanks for posting this. I'll try and get ahold of Adam; I'm interested to hear his thoughts on how those tires were.
Thanks again for posting the photo.
i have got a lot old cx-tires
what do you wanno know-have ?
Hi Elmar, Thanks for chiming in. Really, I'm looking for images of the older Barum, Wolber, Clement, and Hutchinson tires. Several riders have talked about the Hutchinsons; although, I didn't realize that they made tubulars for cyclo-cross many years ago. If you have any to share, please send them along to me. I think they would help the article a lot.
Thanks again Elmar. I appreciate your response.
I have a nice sampling of a few old cyclocross tubulars.
I've got a pair of unused Barums, with what I call the "dot" pattern, and are very narrow, I doubt wider than 27c. (previously owned by Andy Hampsten). I might be trying to sell these soon to finance new cyclocross goodness.
I've got a used Wolber with the same "dot" pattern, also close to 27c.
I'm currently commuting on a set of chevron-treaded "UFO cyclocross" that measure 27mm.. (That's right, "UFO" evidently became "TUFO" and I wish I knew the story there).
Not quite as old I've got a TUFO "Rhino"
I'll try to compile some photographic evidence when I'm home this evening.