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Old 07-16-06, 04:17 PM   #1
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Tufo sticky tape? good or bad?

Anyone have any experience with the Tufo tubular sticky tape? It looks like a great program if it works. Let me know what you think. I've only glued one set of tubs the traditional way (cyclocross) and they are holding great, it was just a lot of work. Let me know what the word on the street is. thanks.
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I use it and it seems to be fine...just starts to get expensive if you have to swap tires out..
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Old 07-16-06, 10:51 PM   #3
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Well, my LBS charges $15 per tire to glue on tubulars. The tape looks much easier and cheaper to boot.
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I've used Jantex tape and Conti glue. The tape is much simpler and quicker, but glue will probably give you a (marginally) stronger join (if you do it right). If you're lazy or adverse to mess, go with tape; if you're a perfectionist and have time to kill, glue is fun.
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i use the tufo extreme tape, and i'm fairly sure i'm never going to roll a tyre. ever.

it took me about thirty minutes to get the last one off the rim. it was a complete bastard.

it also took a similar amount of time to clean up all the gunk it left behind.

i don't see any reason to trust it less than glue. [your thumbs and thumb-nails might object to it though]

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15 bucks for 10 mins of work? thats too much... do it your self and spend those 15 bucks taking your mama to the movies!....





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Well, my LBS charges $15 per tire to glue on tubulars. The tape looks much easier and cheaper to boot.
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Old 08-03-06, 08:15 PM   #7
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I've been riding the Tufo tape on the street for a week now and have no complaints. still early but the tires seem on solid and I feel confident in them. Really enjoying my switch to tubulars. its so plush.
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it tastes horrid - however, from the people that have used it, it sounds like it works!
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