Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-15-10, 11:05 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle
Bikes: Scott scale 29er, Gary fisher Rig SS 29er, Fuji Cross pro, Novara Randonee, Scattante TI custom build, Fuji Team
Posts: 644
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How many tubes does it take you to glue a tub?

Im happy with the method I follow for gluing my tubs with Mastik one.

4 road tires glued, very difficult to get off. Gluing my CX tires on now.

Per wheel/tire, starting with whatever left-over crap is on the rim (chunks removed), it takes me about 2.5 tubes to glue on the tire

1 tube = 2 thin layers on the rim
almost 1 tube = 2 layers on the basetape of the tire
a little more than .5 of a tube as the last tacky layer on the rim to put the puppy on.

How many tube equivalents does it take you for a single tire start to finish?
milnerpt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-10, 07:15 AM   #2
Ex Pres 
Ex Pres's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mountain Brook, AL
Posts: 6,582
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
About 1 if everything is bare clean. Less than that when the rim and/or tire already has some glue from an earlier mount.
But I only use one base layer each surface, then a tack layer on the rim.
Ex Pres is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:12 AM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.