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Patching up Tubulars/Sew-ups?(8 posts)

Patching up Tubulars/Sew-ups?gonzo77
Feb 14, 2002 7:21 PM
DOes anyone have a suggestion on what the best way to glue the cloth strip back to the underside of the tire after all the patching and Sewing is done. I use Conti Sprinter Tubulars for racing and they're too expensive to replace only for a little flat. The only problem i have is getting the cloth strip to stick well after i'm done patching. Any ideas are welcome, thanx
Feb 15, 2002 4:16 AM
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re: Patching up Tubulars/Sew-ups?BJ
Feb 15, 2002 7:30 AM
I have not ridden on tubulars for a while but looking at them again. Someone else pointed me to Tufo Tubulars


It looks very interesting and I've heard others say you can put a sealent inside the tube to seal most flats and it is far supirior to Slime.

Good Luck
re: Patching up Tubulars/Sew-ups?JimP
Feb 15, 2002 8:37 AM
I used Tufo tubulars last year with mixed results. The sealent does work but getting it in can be a messy procedure. It did seal a staple hole in one tire. Also, it doesn't wash out of clothing..... The Tufo tires themselves are very light - you can get them as light as 165 gms but don't seem to be as straight as Conti or Vittoria. I used an S3 Lite - 195 gm on the front and an S3 Lite - 215 gm on the back. I had 3 failures at the valvestem. The tire seems to want to squirm a little after a while which is what causes the problem. The ride seemed fast but didn't give me as much confidence in the corners as other tires.
re: Patching up Tubulars/Sew-ups?Tommasini
Feb 15, 2002 8:21 AM
Use regular contact adhesive (or fastack) from a hardware store - applied to both surfaces and allowed to dry. After pressing the cloth to the casing well install on a non-glued rim and inflate for several hours/overnight (to help it further take hold) BEFORE coming back to apply rim cement. Applying the rim cement too soon slightly reactivates the tape/casing glue a little too much.
re: Patching up Tubulars/Sew-ups?Akirasho
Feb 15, 2002 8:53 AM

We abide.

Remain In Light.
re: Patching up Tubulars/Sew-ups?JaeP
Feb 15, 2002 11:40 AM
FYI BikeUSA was recently bought out by Performance stores here in San Diego. I don't know if that helps but . . .

If your looking for tubular stuff check out They have all kinds of tubular adhesives including the latex base tape cement.
re: Patching up Tubulars/Sew-ups?Dirk Lenart
Feb 19, 2002 10:46 AM
I use Vittoria regular tubular cement used for gluing the tire to the rim. Works great!