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Another tubular question.(9 posts)

Another tubular question.purplepaul
Apr 17, 2003 10:36 AM
Does Tufo sealant work with Continental Comps?

Good/bad experiences?

Is it easy to use?

Thanks,

Paul
Yes, but I won't recomend it.MR_GRUMPY
Apr 17, 2003 10:48 AM
I wouldn't use it on a race tire. You have to use it on Tufo's because they don't have a tube. Either 1) fix it yourself 2) let someone fix it, who knows how to, or 3) send it to Tirealert.com
Why not? nmpurplepaul
Apr 17, 2003 11:22 AM
BECAUSEMR_GRUMPY
Apr 17, 2003 12:17 PM
Do you fix flats on you car by squirting that fix a flat into them ? Will it last for the life of the tire ? Does Continental recomend it ? Will it unbalance the tire ?
I would use it if I trained on a tire like the Giro, but I would never-never race on it. Fix it right......
BECAUSEpurplepaul
Apr 17, 2003 1:02 PM
So, are you saying that in your experience the sealant is outlasted by the tires and throws them out of balance? Or is that just a possibility?
I had a tufoMR_GRUMPY
Apr 17, 2003 6:38 PM
Got a flat, used the sealant, tire was out of balance for the first few minutes, same hole started to leak again, added more sealant, hole plugged but tire was more out of balance.
If you have a Tufo, the sealant is your only option. A Comp is too good of a tire to screw around with. Either fix it right, or pay someone to fix it right.
Thanks. nmpurplepaul
Apr 17, 2003 6:44 PM
Tire Alertspeedisgood
Apr 19, 2003 5:35 AM
Have you used these guys before? Sounds like a nice service but how are they quality-wise with their reconstruction of the tire?
Don't recommend it...terzo rene
Apr 21, 2003 2:31 PM
It only works with tires that rarely if ever require reinflation to stay at correct pressure. It dries very quickly when exposed to air so any reinflation will rapidly dry it out and render it useless.

I would highly recommend the Specialized Airlock Sealant - it's the same stuff as in their tubes of the same name and it works great and never dries out and can be used in all types of tubes and tubulars. I use it with Veloflex Criteriums tubulars. The only caveat is the instructions seem to be for MTB tires so the amount it says to use is outrageous. I use about 50 g per tire and it's more than enough.