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Old 06-04-12, 04:58 PM   #1
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Belgian Tape

Looking for tubular tape for my 1st attempt at "belgian method" tubular gluing.

My question - the stuff that Cyclocrossworld sells for 30 bucks a roll....it it the same as the Velox Jantex tape that you can get for 5 bucks a roll?
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Nope, not even close. Don't skimp at this stage, do it Zank's way, and do it right the first time.
http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum...che-10244.html
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the velox is not a double sided tape, and is not that sticky on the side that is sticky
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Old 06-05-12, 05:20 AM   #4
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Interesting comments. Further reading on different forums and websites says that it is the same tape - Stu's tape is just a huge roll for 10 rims - which is why its 25 bucks...whereas the velox tape is good for a pair of wheels, hence the lower price. Its also much easier to get from many sources - whereas Stu's tape seems pretty exclusive.
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Interesting. I thought you had made a typo. I still don't know if it's the same stuff, so if it were me I'd buy from Stu.

But, if you have it on good authority it's the same stuff, meh.

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FWIW my two cents. All you need is glue and lots of it, Mastik is the best. Have not rolled a tire in ten years except for during an accident that would have rolled a clincher.
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Thanks for the input all. I'm just a local club racer so I don't need best of the best - just wondering what works and what doesn't.

I'm going with Mastik One glue and the Velox tape.
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I'm going with Mastik One glue and the Velox tape.
Good deal. Do try to follow Zank's recipe, the closer the better. Masking the brake surfaces with electrical tape, and stretching the tires AFTER the first couple coats of glue, are totally key to a much better/easier glue job.

I tend to agree that the belgie tape might be unnecessary, but I also don't second-guess Zank.
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