Cyclocross - Tubular Repair
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07-29-09, 04:36 PM
Has anyone ever repaired a tubular CX tire before? I'm very new to tubular tires and I recently bought a used set of tires from a team mate (BTW who fully disclosed the issue). There is a small tear in the tread of the tire, where a knob meets the flat section. about a 1 mm. She used sealant but the leak is still there. It takes about a day to lose most of its air but not all. My thought is to apply a small amount of patch glue directly into the tear with a syringe and then add more sealant to the tire. Does this sound feasible?
07-29-09, 06:23 PM
the way i repair tubulars is peel back the basetape, cut the stitches, patch the tube like a regular tube, sew back up and use glue to reattach the basetape. time consuming, but works alright.
07-29-09, 08:22 PM
This is a Tufo. Can you disassemble a Tufo?
07-29-09, 08:43 PM
oh. no. tufos arent reparable in the traditional way due to their construction. try getting a can of vittoria pit stop.
07-29-09, 10:49 PM
Thanks, I'll give that a try.
08-12-09, 04:51 PM
Thanks again 128. Pit Stop worked like a charm.
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