I am getting back into cycling after a few years. The roads I have where I live in rural Scotland are narrow tarmac with lots of gravel, potholes and big stones lying around. I have an old Specialized Epic road bike (93) which I love. I’m terrified of punctures mainly as the bike has tubulars and roadside repairs are beyond my competence.
Am I right in thinking that I would need new rims to change from tubulars? The rims say Isidis and the tyres appear to be a Vittoria Pro Team Corsa CX on the back and a Veloflex Criterium on the front. I pump to 100psi before every ride and they deflate entirely in a few days.
Can I get some bullet proof tubulars at a reasonable price or should I change to tubes and tyres? If so what do you recommend?