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Old 04-18-05, 11:56 PM   #1
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Tufo Glue Tape Experience

I know that this subject has been discussed at some point over the last 6 months but I can't find the topic threads.

I am going to try out the Tufo Pressure Activated gluing tape. The regular and not the "mega" stuff. I use Rolf wheels, not carbon, and don't live in super hot climate location or ride my breaks down hill. I do live where it is very mountainious though, northern Utah.

I have used the Conti glue for years and want to try out the Tufo, primarily for in the field fixes and not having to worry about riding home carefully on old glue. My understanding is that you can stick on the replacement tire on the old glue tape or pull it off and apply new tape and stick on the tire, pump it up and off you go with out worrying about rolling a tire off the rim. I am switching from Conti Sprinter to Tufo Elite Road tubulars.

What have other readers experiences been with the tape? BTW, anyone what to buy three new Sprinters?
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Old 04-19-05, 01:35 AM   #2
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Divekrb is someone who uses the tape.
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I've been using it, and for the most part I've been
really happy with it.
For long rides I take spare tape, if I have to change a
tire I don't want to be stuck with the tape on the
old tire and no glue/tape. . .
Be careful with tape and non tufo tires, it can lift
base tape off of tire, the bond is that strong.
I've heard the Extreme is easier to work with
(thinner tape?) in terms of centering tire and excess
being squeezed out when you pump up the tire.

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Thanks Marty and 53 - 11. The Tufo site has a really neat quick time movie of how to apply the tape and mount the tire. I am using Tufo tubulars so no problems with base tape pulling off the tire - I hope. I'll report back next week and let you guys know what I think of the tape. Marty, I agree with you - the ability to change tape and install a replacement tubular in the field and ride away with peace of mind is very attractive.

Some what related, I have friends who use the Elite Road tubular clinchers and love them.
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I'm using the red extreme tape. No problems so far, and the tire is stuck on just as good as the old glue tube. One cavet: Tufo reccomends you only use their tires with their tape. A Veltec/Continental rep told me the tape won't work on his (Continental) tire.
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I'm using the red extreme tape. No problems so far, and the tire is stuck on just as good as the old glue tube. One cavet: Tufo reccomends you only use their tires with their tape. A Veltec/Continental rep told me the tape won't work on his (Continental) tire.
I've been riding Conti Sprinters mounted with Tufo tape for a year now and haven't had
any problems. I think the traditional tire manufactures (who also sell Glue) just don't like
the idea that some other manufactures product works with theirs, hell they recommend
using ONLY their glue. . .

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I've been riding Conti Sprinters mounted with Tufo tape for a year now and haven't had
any problems. I think the traditional tire manufactures (who also sell Glue) just don't like
the idea that some other manufactures product works with theirs, hell they recommend
using ONLY their glue. . .

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My thoughts too lotek. Continental sells thousands of tubes of glue a year with a huge profit margin.
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Interesting that one of the Tufo distributors posted
on Classic Rendezvous this morning that using tufo
tape with non tufo tubulars is dangerous.
I sent him an e-mail to see if I can
get any clarification on the situation.

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Having used Conti Sprinters and their glue for many years, the Tufo tape has been a really nice experience. I also really like the Tufo tubular tires, more supple and true than the Contis.
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