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Fabric casing showing on blackwall tubulars is this normal?

Old 01-24-24, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
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Do both sides look like this? you should have an eqial ammount of base tape showing on both side.

I mount my tubulars with the tread as centered as I can get it. Base tape and stitching land where they land. Quality tires sewn up and taped on a good day? I get nice equal tape edges. Cheap Monday or Friday tires 30 years ago? They could be quite far off. But centered tape and an askew tread? I gotta look at that every time I ride and look down. No!
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Originally Posted by Kai Winters
You don't see, or shouldn't be looking, the base tape when riding...
If you are that fussy, like others have said, a magic marker is your friend.
That nice, wide, thick base layer is very comforting to me and likely all riders of sewups.
me too but it should be black on a blackwall. I would send them back and get the other Vittoria blackwall that is actually all black but I like the vendor too much I dont want to bother them with that. Its not their fault I guess. Anyway, I dyed the base tape black with leather dye and it turned out pretty good. I test fitted them and they look good.
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