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Repairing Conti Sprinters, Kerry?(8 posts)

Repairing Conti Sprinters, Kerry?desmo
Apr 10, 2003 7:50 AM
Just repaired my first tubular, but I'm not sure what glue to put the base tape back on with. I've read some articles on various websites about "liquid latex", "latex emulsion", etc. but I have no idea what that stuff is or where to get it. The Conti's use a cloth base tape, can I use Fast Tack, or the Conti Rim Cement, or do I have to find the mystery latex stuff?
Le Tour Base Tape GlueDougSloan
Apr 10, 2003 9:46 AM
re: Repairing Conti Sprinters,MR_GRUMPY
Apr 10, 2003 9:55 AM
Branford bike also sells the latex, but come to think of it, I don't see why fast tack wouldn't work. You might have trouble removing the base tape a second time.
re: Repairing Conti Sprinters, Kerry?JimP
Apr 10, 2003 12:17 PM
And I thought you have done this many times!!! BTW, I received my shipment of 3 Sprinters - black/black from Deeside bikes in the UK last week - about $98 for the 3.
re: Repairing Conti Sprinters, Kerry?desmo
Apr 10, 2003 12:52 PM
The last time I rode sew-ups the old guy at the bike store only charged $5 to repair them! That was good enough for me to never learn how.

I got my last ones from the UK too, but check Same price and domestic shipping.
Primera Sport has Comps for about $40purplepaul
Apr 10, 2003 4:04 PM

Multiply the price by .851 to get rid of VAT if you are outside of the UK, then multiply by your exchange rate.

Bought 3 for about $120 plus Nike Poggio II's for $160. Shipping was about $30 to NYC.
latex = sidewallsmicha
Apr 10, 2003 12:17 PM
FastTack or rim cement will work to glue the base tape back over the seam.

Latex is the stuff in which the sidewall threads are embedded. The latex dries out over time, and you'll start seeing a few errant threads sticking away from the sidewall. Liquid latex will stick them back down. I use tube patch cement for that - works fine.
Rubber cementKerry
Apr 10, 2003 5:13 PM
You can buy rubber cement just about anywhere. It's what I always used to use for replacing chafing tape. It's a good balance between being too strong (contact cement or FastTack) and not holding up (latex).