I am mounting new Vittoria tubular tires on some older wheels. I have removed the old glue from the rim using a wire brush, stretched the tires for a few days over the rims, and trued the wheels for good measure.
Now I am reading in some places that you must apply three coats of glue to the rim, successively drying the first and second coats overnight, and a coat to the tire, and when the third rim coat and the tire coat are tacky, mount the tire and straighten, check edge adhesion, and inflate to 120 psi for 24 hours to cure. But other reading says just one coat on the rim and tire, when they are tacky, mount, straighten, check, inflate and wait 24 hours.
Which is it - three coats over three days, or one coat and mount?
First experience with tubulars, as if you can't tell. I wasn't going to try them, but when I realized how light this wheelset will be, I figured it was worth a try.
For example, front is 470 g including skewer. Campagnolo Record rims, Hi-E hubs and skewers, oval bladed spokes. Dang, my other wheels, the rim alone weighs that much.