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Old 11-29-07, 11:08 PM   #1
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Stans/Goo & Tubies?

So I just got a pair of Grifo challenge glued up to a set of tubie wheels I bought on Fleabay. This setup will take almost 2lbs off my bike (yep, just wheels and tires, I'm psyched!), but now I'm thinking about adding a bit of sealant. I have stans and the injector, and I have one squeeze tube of 3 year old tufo sealant left over from my tubular-clincher adventure.

The tufo goo looks like it is still OK; When I was googling on the various gluing methods, I think I ran across some wives tale about "the ammonia in stans eating through the sidewalls"... So, should I goo, no goo, and which goo?

We have some thorny races, but now the snow has hit, I'm sure there are still a few out there somewhere...
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I think stans and the tufo stuff are the same (or very similar). It worked in a vittoria that had a small puncture.
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Old 11-30-07, 09:49 AM   #3
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Hey HuckMeat can't help you with the sealant but are there any races in CO in late December? I'm going to Nationals in KC and then on to Denver/Boulder for Xmas. Just wondering if you know? Seems like most seasons end after Nat's.
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Hey HuckMeat can't help you with the sealant but are there any races in CO in late December? I'm going to Nationals in KC and then on to Denver/Boulder for Xmas. Just wondering if you know? Seems like most seasons end after Nat's.
None that I'm aware of yet, last one I know of is on Dec 9th.... Sometimes single races pop up at the last minute, I'd love to make the season a little longer myself! I'll pm you if I see anything coming up.
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Old 11-30-07, 10:43 AM   #5
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Either the Tufo or the Stans (basically the same stuff), will work fine. Another alternative is to ge the Vittoria Pitstop. Deflate the tire and refill/inflate with the pitstop.

BTW, good choice on the Grifo's they are a really nice tire.
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