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Carbon tubular....what the heck!

Old 06-18-11, 07:28 AM
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Carbon tubular....what the heck!

Being the grizzled old racer, I have mounted and dismounted hundreds of tubies in my days. Even with carbon rims.... In the early days of (very expensive) carbon rims, the rims you could find were made by Zipp, Edge, and Bontrager. Really top quality stuff. You could just yank a tire off no problem, but now.....

Enter hoards of cheap Chinese rims like what ProLite and others use. Here I am trying help an acquaintance with their wheel- gotta remove the tire to true the damn thing........ pulled the tire off like I have many dozens of times with carbon rims, and a layer of carbon came off with the tire! I think the rim is shot!

Gawd, I miss the days of quality products. Now everyone just wants it cheap, who cares if it's crap......

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Big chance is not carbon but clear. Dont have carbon rims, old fart here also. I'm not sure if it was a marketing move but there was carbon rims glue before, now continental took it off the market. Check really well it might be clear or something else only u really have a leaf of carbon off the rims, if super thin it might now be a problem after all is from the glued part. What u can do to fix it is to sand a little bit to clean the surface and re clear with a 100 bucks car clear that will be tough enough to resist the impact of a hammer.

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