Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Can't help on the Tufo, but if it isn't rubbing salt into the wound, here's a hint for the future.
1- don't know if you did, but NEVER use valve nut, or even a valve cap with tubulars. If the tire rolls, this will trap the valve in the rim breaking the valve if you're lucky, or your neck if you're not.
2- Cyclocross tubulars put the rider between a rock and a hard place regarding pressure. It's the pressure that constricts the tire onto the rim, so lowering pressure increases the chances of rolling a tire. OTOH, you have to lower pressure to suit off road conditions. This means you're much more dependent on the glue alone to keep the tire on the rim. Years ago, when I was fond of killing off my old road stuff in cross, I had my best luck with Fasttack. It was too strong for road use, since it would pull off base tapes when I flatted, but would keep cross tires on very well.
In your shoes, I'd put that tire aside until I had a tire destroyed by a wall cut. Then I'd take that one apart, both to scavange the valve and study it's construction to see if this one can be saved. There's no reason to bull your way through now, since you'll need the valve anyway. So be patient, and wait for a tire to make the ultimate sacrifice.
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