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Recommended Tubular Glue?(11 posts)

Recommended Tubular Glue?niteschaos
Jan 30, 2003 7:08 AM
I am mounting Conti Sprinters to Mavic Reflex Tubular rims for a reliable Clidesdale racing wheelset. I long time ago someone actually posted a study on 10 methods of attaching tubular tires of cotton base tape to metal tubular rims and did roll-off fail test. I was wondering if any had links to that article.

I'm also interested in some expereinces with the tufo glue/tape because it seems to remove alot of variables in the attachment of tire to rim.

(I did a search of the site, but couldn't find the post that had the article in question.)
Tufo strips work greatDougSloan
Jan 30, 2003 7:35 AM
I've been using these for about a year, now. They stick tenaciously, and go one quickly and totally mess free; ready to use immediately. No reason I can think of not to use them. I got my LBS hooked on them, and they mount all tubulars with them now, unless the customer specifies otherwise.

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Tufo strips work greattandem
Jan 30, 2003 9:00 AM
How well do the strips work on previously glued wheels? Anything special need to be done to them prior to re-gluing?
no problemDougSloan
Jan 30, 2003 4:15 PM
I haven't used them on wheels with a whole lot of built up glue. All my tubies are carbon, now, and it seems that glue comes off a little easier than with metal. The Tufo strips stick so well, it's really hard to get the tire off when you need to. That's a good thing, though, isn't it?

no problemtandem
Feb 3, 2003 7:56 AM

I'm looking forward to trying the tape on my next set of wheels. I'm glad to hear the tire is hard to get off. My LBS didn't want to install my tires last year with the tape so I went with the glue, but I'm going to use the tape this time.
re: Recommended Tubular Glue?MR_GRUMPY
Jan 30, 2003 8:38 AM
I assume that if you use tape, it must be on a very clean rim. The only way that I would use it, would be if someone I knew used it, and didn't end up on their ass because of it.
If you use glue, stick with Conti glue.
re: Recommended Tubular Glue?Akirasho
Jan 30, 2003 8:43 AM
... I use Vittoria Mastik One exclusively... almost.

This, in my opinion, is the glue of the gods... very reliable.

And, I've tried the Tufo tape. I've not had the longterm experience that Doug Sloan has had, however, it was certainly "easy" from a tubular glueup POV.

This is essentially the method I use via glue.

Using the Tufo tape shaves about 2 days off the abovementioned (with a prestretched tire).

Whatever method(s) you use, be consistent and all should be good.

Be the bike.
re: Recommended Tubular Glue?mackgoo
Jan 30, 2003 10:12 AM
Anything but Tubasti. That stuff is awfull. It holds fine but what a mess, and you can't even get the stuff off your fingers with Toluene.
re: Recommended Tubular Glue?JimP
Jan 30, 2003 10:57 AM
I am still using Conti glue with the Conti Sprinters. I tried the Tufo S3 Lites the year before and had such a miserable experience that I wont try the tape.

Sprinters require Conti glue...Alexx
Jan 30, 2003 11:22 AM
I've learned that the hard way-if you use any glue other than Conti glue, Sprinter base tape will seperate from the carcass.
... been using Mastik One on Sprinter and...Akirasho
Jan 30, 2003 1:00 PM
... Competition for over two years with no problems...

Can't argue with your experience, but I've seen no evidence on mine.

Be the bike.