Do you attach your Tufos with the Tufo adhesive tape?
Do you attach your Tufos with the Tufo adhesive tape?
i have a tubular gatorskin with regular tufo tape on it right now. that stuff is such a god damned head ache, even compared to using tubular glue.
that wheel has tufo extreme tape. it is stupidly easy to mount a tire with.
I've only ever used Continental rim cement. (I've only ever used Continental tires, for that matter.)
A few of my CX friends swear by the tape, and the Extreme tape is supposed to be ideal for track tires, but I have heard horror stories about the tapes coming apart at their own point of lamination.
How come the Extreme tape is easier than the normal tape?
different materials. regular tufo tape has a flimsy paper backing, and it tears and breaks when you mount the tire on and try to peel it back. the tape itself sticks to itself and rolls inward toward the middle of the rim instead of laying flat against the edges.
conti tires are great! i figured i'd try the S22's because i've been hearing such good reviews on them and i wanted to try a slightly lighter tire.
tufo extreme tape has a plastic backing that peels off in one smooth motion, and the tape itself is an easier to work with compound.
and its supposedly wayyy tackier.
there's a pretty good tubular thread over in the SS/FG forums here. its worth reading up on.
Here is my trophy wife. She is my track racing bicycle.
Yamaguchi Custom Frame made of True Temper Bioconic-RCX tubing. Yamaguchi Original Heavy Duty Track ends 4130 Cr.Mo. Laser Cut 6mm thick. Henry James lugs. The BB is fillet brazed. Italian fast back design.
Handlebars and Stem:
Nitto B-123AA - Alloy - 36cm, Nitto Jaguar - 80mm
Fork and Headset:
Yamaguchi Custom straight blade fork with Henry James fork crown, Shimano Ultegra Headset
Cane Creek Track V-33's with Conti Grand Prix 4000's (700 X 23 C) Tires
Cane Creek Track V-33's with Conti Grand Prix 4000's (700 X 23 C) Tires, Cane creek lock ring, Dura Ace 16t cog.
Crankset and Bottom bracket:
Sugino75 165mm, Sugino Comp 52t chainring, Sugino Super Lap Non-sealed BB.
Saddle and Seat Post:
Selle Italia SLR, Thomson
Pedals and Chain:
Shimano PD-R540, Izumi ESH
Cog/Gearing et cetera:
Shimano Dura Ace 16t track cog 1/8, 52/16
fresh out of the box.
nearly stock bbq cannondale capo:
- deda pista bars
- strong g grips
- basic shimano spd-sl's
- surly 3/32" cog (until i have enough to replace the chainring with a 1/8 i'm just gonna run 3/32")
- dura ace lock ring
as long as it doesn't rain tonight she'll be seeing her (and my) first time at the track. cross your fingers.
I'm in love with that Yamaguchi! Holy tight clearance batman!
Regarding using the TUFO extreme tape and your carbon ZIPP wheels, have you noticed any issues like I have read about the carbon getting pulled off, etc.? Or has it been pretty straight forward?
Thanks in advance.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving” - Albert Einstein
somebody can help me with a pursuit 3k training??
Street and track. I'll be using a matching rear Pro Race 3 for the track, if I really get into it I'll buy tubbies eventually...
Still needs 64 spokes and nipples, tires, saddle, headset and a fitting, but this is the platform on which I'll be racing in California.
1972 Falcon San Remo track bike.
Restored and refurbished with a mix of vintage and new parts.
- custom stem
- ambrosio champion track bars
- nuovo record steel headset
- beech wood rims
- paul hubs
- de-badged sugino 75 cranks
- sprinter saddle
- nuovo record seatpost
- ta specialites track pedals
Almost done with this Kiyo Miyazawa frame.
It is all Suntour Superbe with Nitto bars and stem. Almost all NJS, BB and seatpost are not. I am looking for these Suntour Superbe parts if you have them (27.2 seatpost and pretty much any chainring)!
An interesting thing about this bike is that the frame was owned and raced by a Japanese Keirin racer. His name is stamped into the BB shell. It also has Suntour dropouts, so the Suntour drivetrain etc. is pretty cool. Some of the other parts were professionally raced in Japan and were bought from http://njs-keirin.blogspot.com/ which sells keirin race frames and parts that have been professionally raced on the Japanese Keirin circuit.
The Selle Italia saddle looks nice! But for an authentic feel, I also have an NJS Ariake saddle and want to buy a Kashimax with the 30mm rails just for fun. Maybe some red Toshi double straps on the pedals...but again the pedals and straps were raced profesionally which gives this bike an interesting twist.
velolove what frame is that??? It deff caught my eye for some reason. Thats fizik seat is one of my favs besides brooks b17. I have it on my cyclocross fixed gear. Im very supprised not to see any s-works langsters? whats up with that lol
Older Fuji Track Pro
Nitto RB horns, Profile T2+
Dura ace cranks, dura ace pedals
miche to Araya tubulars
51x15 (too tall for my legs )
Thompson/Selle San Marco US Postal seat
In Mile Record mode.... Needs a disc or something.... I don't feel aero enough!
My friend is letting me ride his Cervelo P3 track bike this weekend. I am afraid I am going to fall in love.
In bocca al lupo!
My bike with its lifetime of winnings (hint: it's a bottle and a cap)
Currently a SR Suntour Superbe triple crankset. Working on getting a more appropriate rig.
Tons of fun riding this thing, posted some stuff here:
Raced my Riggio track bike, vintage unknown
Looking to return to the track Wednesday, not sure if I can make it more than that this year.