first attempt gluing tubulars failed. now what?
i glued up my first set of tubulars using the colin s. howat instructions. 3 thin coats extending all the way to the edges of the rim allowing the first two to cure and one coat on the base tape. but according to the park tool website i got some starved joints:
my rims are campy neutrons and i'm using veloflex carbons. so i pulled the tires off the rims. it looks like the base tape was mainly held to the rim along the center line of the base tape because along the center line of the base tape i can see white spots where the glue pulled off. along the edges of the base tape the glue is pristine.
now how should i proceed? are neutrons and veloflex carbons known to be a bad fit? my thought is to try to build up the glue near the edges of the rim with a couple more coats and leave the center of the rim as is. will that be too much glue?
Last edited by jtree; 09-19-06 at 01:25 PM.