I am considering a serious groupset upgrade to my bike that would involve a hub change (coming off 8sp Campy). So a wheel upgrade at the same time is an option. So now is the time to reconsider tubulars (currently riding conventional clinchers).
There are a ton of threads about the differences so I'm not asking this to be rehashed. But I do have a question regarding installing tubulars. I have seen youtube instructions regarding tubular installation. I at least understand the process and principles. What I don't get is why 3 days from start to finish is acceptable (2 overnight waits for glue to dry). If this is how it must be done I would think that someone out there would be selling a more efficient product (that is better than tape - or maybe I am wrong about the effectiveness of tape). So I see the following possible explanations.
1) You really don't have to wait for two separate 24 hour drying periods. From my view a single overnight drying is acceptable.
2) Folks are only racing on tubulars so it isn't that big a deal
3) Tubular folks always have multiple wheelsets, so it isn't that big a deal
4) With the hopefully reducing flatting (at least no pinch flats) it isn't that big a deal
5) I'm just an impatient SOB. I build my own golf clubs and use a 24 hour epoxy, even though faster epoxies are available. But I just wouldn't use anything that couldn't be finished overnight.
Although some marginal improvement in performance would be nice, better riding characteristics (comfort and handling) are my primary goals. Ideally I would like to try out some tubular wheels, but it isn't like tubulars with 8sp Campy compatible hubs are just laying around everywhere. But again my bigger issue (and question in this thread) is just the installation process.