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What 's the best way to remove old tubular tire glue?Thanks(3 posts)

What 's the best way to remove old tubular tire glue?Thanksdsongy
Sep 17, 2002 3:03 PM
I have an old (10 yrs) tubular rim and need to mount a new tire on it to use as a spare.

Also, whats the best inexpensive tubular nowadays just to use as a spare and the best place to buy them?
LBS has only $60.00 racing ones!

Paint thinnerPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Sep 17, 2002 4:35 PM
Use paint thinner to get the old glue off.

Then as for tires I did a bit of looking for you. Colorado Cyclist ( or La Bicicletta (www.labicicletta) have some. Colorado Cyclist and Nashbar only has the Conti Giro for $29.99 (crap from what I've heard) and a Vittoria (no idea what its like). So I'd recommend going to La Bicicletta and ordering yourself a Conti Sprinter. Awesome tire.

Acetone. Tufo.Alexx
Sep 17, 2002 5:14 PM
Acetone works wonders, but use it carefully-it takes off anything (paint, base tape, etc.)
For cheap tubulars, you really can't beat Tufo S22 (about $28 @, or even cheaper at nashbar-it's the same as their own in-house brand), or go for the better S33 or S33 specials (about $35-40 @ Make sure that you buy a tube of the Tufo sealant, since these tires are not repairable. Still, they are light, round, well made, and hold up to all kinds of road cr@p.