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Tubular glue(5 posts)

Tubular glueDropTheHammer
Jul 19, 2003 5:00 PM
I have a set of back-up wheels that I don't use often. The tires are still good after 2 years, but how long is the tubular cement good for? Should I rip my tires off and re-glue them?
Get new tires and new glue...I wouldnt trust them "nm"CARBON110
Jul 19, 2003 5:36 PM
re: Tubular gluerideamountain
Jul 19, 2003 9:32 PM
2 years...you probably should strip and reglue them. The previous responder gives good advice when he says that you would be better off with new tires and starting from scratch. You just can't be sure that they will be secure.

Good luck

RIDE
Be very careful.niteschaos
Jul 20, 2003 8:54 AM
I'd strip and clean everything. I'd then look at the base tap and inflate to check for dry rot before deciding on getting new Tubs. You might wanna look into the Tufo glue strips for a good and easy way of mounting the tires back on.
Dry glue might be the issueKerry Irons
Jul 20, 2003 5:27 PM
Try to peel the tire off the rim and then look for any cracking or dried out glue. If you see that, then remove the tire and clean/reglue the rim and tire. You can use an aromatic solvent on the rim (paint thinner containing toluene/toluol or xylene/xylol) and then just scrape the dried glue off the tire. Assuming the tread rubber is not cracked and the tire sidewalls are likewise in good shape, should be no problem with the tire.