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de-glueing tubular rims and tires(3 posts)

de-glueing tubular rims and tiresdugog
Nov 16, 2002 8:32 AM
This was my first year using tubulars on my cross bike. How do you get the old glue off the rim if I want to use them on my road bike next spring? Do you have to get the glue off the tire also to reuse it in 6 months? Anybody have preferences on the type of glue they think is the best?Thanks for any tips you can pass along
re: de-glueing tubular rims and tiresda cyclist
Nov 17, 2002 5:30 PM
You can use acetone or goo gone and a rag to get the rim clean. Don't take the glue off of the tire.
re: de-glueing tubular rims and tiresclimbo
Nov 19, 2002 5:41 AM
how much glue is on the rim? You don't need to take ANY glue off if it isn't overly thick on the rim. You should have a nice base of a few coats on the rim anyway so unless it's too much, just leave it and use it.

It is also beneficial to use the same glue each time, i.e. don't use 2 different glues on the same rim. I use Conti glue and it seems to work great for me and 6 others on my team, it also comes in big tubs instead of little tubes which run out quickly if you have more than one tubular wheelset.