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Anyone have a crashed tubular rim?(7 posts)

Anyone have a crashed tubular rim?spookyload
Jan 6, 2004 11:06 AM
Just got my new tubies in the mail, and am stretching two of them on the wheels they are to be glued to. I need a CHEAPO rim for stretching the spare too. I have checked ebay, but refuse to pay $40 for a rim just to stretch a tire on. I am willing to pay shipping and/or trade some other kind of schwag for a rim. Any takers??
re: Anyone have a crashed tubular rim?CARBON110
Jan 6, 2004 11:11 AM
Why do you need a cheapo tubie rim to stretch? Just use your nice rims b4 you put your good tire on. That's what I do, it only takes about a night for a good strecth. By the way make sure you put at least two layers of glue on those rims buddy. I use 3 layers of conti glue. One layer wont cut it when the temp goes up. Unless your looking for the "rolled a tire " experience which I can assure you, you can do with out =)
I like to leave the spare stretching till I use itspookyload
Jan 6, 2004 12:47 PM
I only ride my tubies about 8 times a year in centuries. I like to leave my spare stretching the times in between, and just fold it prior to the actual ride. Leaving it folded can be hard on the tire,which is why they don't come folded when you buy them. I use Tufo rim tapes, so I don't have to worry about pregluing the spare.
re: Anyone have a crashed tubular rim?Woof the dog
Jan 6, 2004 11:22 AM
pay the shipping
Great...I will email you...thanks everyone elsespookyload
Jan 6, 2004 12:38 PM
Just use a clincher rim (nm)char
Jan 6, 2004 11:53 AM
Nope, shape's different.jw25
Jan 6, 2004 12:23 PM
A tubular rim is rounded, to closely match the shape of the inflated tire. A clincher rim is squared off, to allow the beads to slip down for removal.
For the same reason you shouldn't inflate a tubular over about 30 psi unless it's on a rim, don;t inflate it on a clincher rim, unless you want to weaken the casing and the bond of the base tape.
For rims, have you hit up all the LBS's in your area? I got old tubie rims for $5 a pair at one.
Or, find a rider in the area who runs tubies, and see if they have a couple spare rims you can buy/bribe from them.