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Sew upsmackgoo
Sep 3, 2001 12:54 PM
Hi, Zinn's talks about removing the latex coating that may be on the backing tape of the tire, as this will help adhesion. Any way after attempting this I have concluded that this may be some what obsessive. Do you do this, or have you had good results just using the tire as it comes of the shelf? Also could you please state what brand tire you use? He also say's that Conti's don't use this coating.

Thanks
re: <<giggle>>Akirasho
Sep 3, 2001 5:17 PM
I saw your question over on the "enemy" camp's forum...

I'd take the latex off (to maximize surface area for adhesion).

Currently running Conti and Tufo (no latex on the models I run).

Be the bike.