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Old 05-24-08, 11:44 AM   #1
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Tubulars

Are fun to glue if you're a bike nerd. I did great putting the first couple coats of glue on the rim and tires, taped off the braking surfaces and everything. Did a real clean job, no glue on the hands, then I got the great idea to wash the glue off the toothbrush when I was done. With water. Using my hands.

Five seconds into that disaster I had a glued up toothbrush and sticky fingers.

Alcohol did nothing to dissolve the glue. I hesitated about using Goof-Off because, well, it's not good for your skin, but ended up saying "f*** it" and using the Goof Off. I'm not dead. My fingers aren't sticky. Success?

For the next round I'll be wearing gloves, thank you.
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Old 05-24-08, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 05-24-08, 12:10 PM   #3
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I "colored outside the lines" with the glue and the basetape. There isn't a lot of encroachment onto the rubber, maybe 0.5 cm at some parts. Should I worry about this now, or just it it with solvent after it's on the rim?
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Don't use solvent on the tire/glue. Just deal with it, or scrape it off with your fingernail.
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Old 05-25-08, 07:21 AM   #5
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I just realized that I mounted the rear tire backwards. The label is on the non-drive side. Is this a huge issue? How do I fix it if it is an issue?
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Not an issue. You know what you'd have to do to fix it.
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If you're racing today it'll be fine. Tread pattern on a bike tire means basically nothing.

But I think after a while the left-handed label will grate on you Just remove it and reglue it. You probably won't make that mistake again, at least not for a long time.

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Man, just think about it: every time you push the pedals to accelerate, you're going to go in reverse.
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If you're racing today it'll be fine. Tread pattern on a bike tire means basically nothing.

But I think after a while the left-handed label will grate on you Just remove it and reglue it. You probably won't make that mistake again, at least not for a long time.

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It's not a bad idea to remove/reglue the tires anyway after they've sat over night.
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Not racing till next week. I thought about removing/regluing it, but when I started to lift the edge I noticed it's stuck on there pretty well. Not worth the hassle right now.
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Maybe you can have a new label silkscreened on the other side.
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goodluck with the gloves. You'll glue them to the rim, and you'll be picking off glove pieces with your fingernails...
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goodluck with the gloves. You'll glue them to the rim, and you'll be picking off glove pieces with your fingernails...
I figured that out in about 5 seconds. Ended up using bare hands, which was much cleaner and easier.
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I wish I had your fortitude. I really really wanted to ride tubulars but in the end I just could not bring myself to deal with all the BS when compared to clinchers. Maybe I can just ride yours once in a while?????
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