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How to get old glue residue off a sewup rim?(6 posts)

How to get old glue residue off a sewup rim?lancer1558
Apr 15, 2003 1:09 PM
What do you use to get old glue residue off a sewup rim? I have a set of Mavic GL 330s rims that I want to put new sewups on.
What is your favorite sewup tire in the $35 to $70 range and where do you buy them?
mineral spirits / paint thinnerDougSloan
Apr 15, 2003 3:00 PM
I like Tufos; I get them locally or at World Class Cycles (internet).

Leave it on.alansutton
Apr 15, 2003 3:00 PM
No need to remove it. It'll give a better surface for the new glue to stick to.

As for tyres Vittorias and Continental.
I use You'll pay more shipping, but no VAT.
Aromatic solventsKerry
Apr 15, 2003 3:50 PM
If the glue is not very thick, reasonably clean, and well-bonded to the rim, there's no need to remove it. Assuming it is thick, cruddy, or dried out and brittle, then it come off easiest with an aromatic solvent. Look for paint thinners/removers that contain toluene (toluol) or xylene (xylol). These will work far better than the often suggested citrus solvents, etc. All are flammable so work in a well-ventilated area and use a soaked rag rather than splashing it around.
great tubs!flying
Apr 15, 2003 9:18 PM
I use Veloflex tubulars & get them from Danny at Crit USA
If you have not tried these let me tell you they are excellent!!
These are what the Vitoria Corsa's use to be. Back when they were hand made in Italy not after they went to thailand & became the crap they are now.
Check them out & also Danny at Crit USA. I have been buying things from him off & on for over 10 years.
He always sends whatever you need then you send him a check. Beat that?
He also has groups & most other tires too.
If you have not heard of him check him out
Here are his Veloflex prices for the tire I use.
They are called criteriums but are great all around tires.
I average 2000+ miles on each

Veloflex Criterium TUBULAR Tires-700 x 22-240 grams
$52.00 each & FREE SHIPPING
$99.99 for 2 & FREE SHIPPING
$197.99 for 4 & FREE SHIPPING

PS: he posts often on
2 answers:Alexx
Apr 16, 2003 5:30 AM
Leave the old glue on-no need to get anal about the seating surface.

I buy mostly TUFOs (although, I finally did manage to flat one the other day.....), from