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Old 04-07-17, 09:06 PM
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@Chombi those look low profile. 22mm? New wider rims?
We need a PRO ride report in the future.
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Old 04-07-17, 10:36 PM
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Wish I had some new tubular to glue up. Last year's pre-Cino gluing party was a blast!
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Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
Wish I had some new tubular to glue up. Last year's pre-Cino gluing party was a blast!

So what's the word on this year's Cino?
Read some nebulous comments in another thread.
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As it stands, it's officially not being organized. But stay tuned for further info...
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Glued a set a month or more ago. Surprised how easy it was.

The rims had the old red glue on them. The 6" brass wire wheel took off the glue in less than 2 min per wheel and left a new-like finish without scratches.
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Old 04-08-17, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
Last year's pre-Cino gluing party was a blast!
Good beer might be cheaper, easier on your liver, and wouldn't require a bike ride.
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Hmmm you folks must be pretty young, first thought that came to mind....

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Ahhh, the fresh smell of mimeograph.
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On the subject of removing old glue from rims, I stopped by Oddesey Cycles in Sausalito a few months ago, and I noticed they were selling a drill attachment which had what looked like a blue rubber wheel on it, about the size of a modern skate wheel. The shop manager told me it was for removing glue from tubular rims. I suppose one would spin it again the tub rim to basically rub off the glue, like a pencil eraser would. The shop manager told me that he was told by buyers that it worked well for them and removed glue from rims really quick.
IIRC, the gizmo was I think, made by Minoura, but the packaging seem to indicate that it was only sold in Japan, as pretty much everything printed on it was in Japanese.
I was thinking of buying it when I noticed the price was a whopping 50+ bucks!
Walked out of the shop without buying it because it seems to be way overpriced for what it is.......But now, every time I go through the smelly, tedious chore of cleaning glue from my rims I aways think that maybe I should have spent that 50 bucks that day, afterall......
Anyone here ever bought and tried that drill driven glue removal wheel yet? Please give us your opinion on it......
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Good beer might be cheaper, easier on your liver, and wouldn't require a bike ride.
We did both
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Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
We did both
Photographic proof of that:

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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Photographic proof of that:

Hmmm... Looks like the Gentleman wearing the Vest is about to Spark up a Doobie.

If so stay away from the Glue .
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Ha ha! That would have completed the night! But that's my glue brush
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Old 04-23-17, 05:44 PM
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Streeetch... Looking forward to getting these on the road.





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Old 04-23-17, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir_Name View Post
Streeetch... Looking forward to getting these on the road.

Frameset picked out?
I would like to hear about how folks match tires to their bikes.
My logic may be faulty.
My Vlaanderen measure 27.1 prior to gluing @ 95psi
My guess is probably a bike for longer miles. And hoping for more comfort at slightly lower pressures.
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Old 04-23-17, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Frameset picked out?
I would like to hear about how folks match tires to their bikes.
My logic may be faulty.
My Vlaanderen measure 27.1 prior to gluing @ 95psi
My guess is probably a bike for longer miles. And hoping for more comfort at slightly lower pressures.
Yeah, they're going on this one, currently wearing Record/Nemesis/Veloflex Roubaix:



Both wheelsets are 32h f/r and have 2.0/~1.8/2.0 spokes measured all around. I'd compare weights, but the kitchen scale's batteries are spent. These Vlandaarens measure out to ~28mm unglued.

"My guess is probably a bike for longer miles. And hoping for more comfort at slightly lower pressures."

Yeah, that's about right. I like to get out for as long a ride as I can swing given the day. Or at least, I like for the bike to not be the limiting factor. I like to be able to take any interesting turn, and some of those are better spent with wider tires. I'm not exactly a lightweight, so the extra volume is a proportional consideration. Make the bike as capable as possible to keep the options open. I'm not riding TT's, so the extra width is well worth it.
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Sir Name, beautiful tires and a very neat glue job.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
Btw, I'm a fan of Stan's sealant if you are going to spend some non-racing time with tubulars. It can be a drag to flat early in a long pleasure ride and then worry the rest of the ride if you are going to roll a spare tubular in a corner. In race situations, you just get a spare wheel and chase like hell. With sealant, most flats can be repaired on the fly without having to worry about pulling off the properly glued tire. I still do bring a spare tubular (as well as a patch/sewing kit just in case), but the sealant is a nice innovation. Also, one of the old-style, round multi-gauge spoke wrenches can be used to remove/tighten the removable valve core.
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+1 on Stan's.
I'm new to the tubular scene, and I have another thread going about sealants. It sounds like what you're describing is carrying some Stan's with you, and putting it in after you flat, replacing the core, and riding on. Is that your system? If so, do you carry the 2 oz. sealant injectors (seem kind of pricey), or what?
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Just built these up and glued the tires on yesterday. Time to ride today!



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[QUOTE=Kevindale;19533516] It sounds like what you're describing is carrying some Stan's with you, and putting it in after you flat, replacing the core, and riding on. Is that your system? QUOTE]


I put a relatively small amount (maybe 1/4 of a bottle) of Stan's in new tubulars. Haven't had to change a tubular on the road in many years. Most of my miles are on pretty good roads and paths, but 100 off-road miles at Cino last year was also trouble free.
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Originally Posted by corrado33 View Post
Ha, we should send you the spare tubular rims we have at the shop. We probably have a dozen pairs of tubular rims (not wheels, just rims) that no one will ever buy because no one uses tubulars... Some of them appear brand new.

(For the record, I'd probably never be allowed to send them to you, the old guy at the shop hoards stuff and refuses to try to sell them online.)
I'll take free tubular rims!
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
I put a relatively small amount (maybe 1/4 of a bottle) of Stan's in new tubulars. Haven't had to change a tubular on the road in many years. Most of my miles are on pretty good roads and paths, but 100 off-road miles at Cino last year was also trouble free.
Do you find that the Stan's clogs up the valve core, or tends to dry out? I'm currently splitting my road riding up among 3 bikes, and the bike with tubulars may go a couple of weeks at a time without being ridden. Also, I'll probably put less than 500-800 miles a year on those tubulars, on pretty smooth roads, so they may last a few years of service.
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
I'll take free tubular rims!
FYI,
I just convinced my younger brother to ride on tubulars last week, after riding only clincherssince the 80's. He really loves the way they ride and feel compared to his clinchers
He's actually shopping around for more tubular wheelsets.
So we shouldn't count out tubulars yet, and that older guy at the shop could hoarding those tubular rims for a very good reason.
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Originally Posted by Kevindale View Post
Do you find that the Stan's clogs up the valve core, or tends to dry out? I'm currently splitting my road riding up among 3 bikes, and the bike with tubulars may go a couple of weeks at a time without being ridden. Also, I'll probably put less than 500-800 miles a year on those tubulars, on pretty smooth roads, so they may last a few years of service.


Smooth roads and reasonable use mean you should not require Stan's.
I hate flats. Have never had a valve clog, but many tubies do not have a removable valve. And be careful handling those valves. I think the latex lasts a long time, as I said, my 'luck' in not having tubular flats has been tremendous. A month ago I had a problem getting at Continental clincher off a Campy Proton wheel, luckily someone stopped to help, i needed a third hand after scuffing knuckles.
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Originally Posted by Kevindale View Post
Do you find that the Stan's clogs up the valve core, or tends to dry out?
I dunno about Stans, but the white automotive stuff that looks and feels just like Stans glues my valves shut. I got 'em open again with a little twist of the pliers, but it was definitely not happening with just fingers. It's possible I used a little too much?
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