Since I went back to regular tubular use about 4 years ago I have had two flats and one of those flats was simply because the tire was worn out. And I do not baby them. I get more flats on clinchers. Commuting on them seems totally reasonable. I use Veloflex tubulars and they wear out normally before they puncture. Just check them for embedded grit once in a while.
Originally Posted by palincss
I wouldn't think twice about it. That said, I use clinchers too. But today's 40 miler in Grand Rapids was on Veloflex Carbons. I do think that in the future I am going back to Veloflex Criteriums. I like the tread better (it isn't actually better, but it reminds me of the old Italian CXs) and the classic look.
The Fonz is putting on his waterskis.