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Old 08-03-20, 03:22 AM
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Glue or Tape?

Hello,

Iíve just bought myself a slightly used Mavic GP4 rims since Im a clincher guy all my bike life. I havenít tried using a tubular rim before and decided to buy one to know if I may be missing on something. I also learned that for the tire to stick on to the rims I have two options, either glue or tape. Now, I need to ask and know your experienced opinions as whatís better to use? TIA
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Old 08-03-20, 04:46 AM
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The best thing is to drop them off at a shop and let them mount them. I have a set of tubulars in the corner that I used for 1 season of cyclocross. I probably won't use them again.
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Old 08-03-20, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by c_m_shooter View Post
The best thing is to drop them off at a shop and let them mount them. I have a set of tubulars in the corner that I used for 1 season of cyclocross. I probably won't use them again.
Good suggestion. Any reason for the short usage?
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Old 08-03-20, 07:37 AM
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I use Tubasti.
Best thing to do is mount them yourself, so when you flat out on the road you know how to deal with it.
When I use Tubasti I can change a flat tire myself faster than someone can put a new tube in a clincher setup.
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
I use Tubasti.
Best thing to do is mount them yourself, so when you flat out on the road you know how to deal with it.
When I use Tubasti I can change a flat tire myself faster than someone can put a new tube in a clincher setup.
Thatís what IĎve always used, and Iíd tend to agree that you want to know how to deal with this on the road!

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I've used both tape and glue neither have let me down.
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I use tape. I've been using tape for 20 years now. I will say the Tufo tape really holds and does make it difficult to change. No rolling the tire with the thumbs. it takes a good 15 minutes if not more. I recently got some Jantex(?) tape, but haven't had to change a tire yet so I don't if there's any difference.
One of the glues is insanely not user friendly. I forget which one. I got ahold of it once and I think that's what pushed me to tape.
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Old 08-03-20, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
I use tape. I've been using tape for 20 years now. I will say the Tufo tape really holds and does make it difficult to change. No rolling the tire with the thumbs. it takes a good 15 minutes if not more. I recently got some Jantex(?) tape, but haven't had to change a tire yet so I don't if there's any difference.
One of the glues is insanely not user friendly. I forget which one. I got ahold of it once and I think that's what pushed me to tape.
Thanks for the tip. As a newbie in tubulars I think Iíll try first using tape.
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Old 08-03-20, 09:45 AM
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glue though messier and a more time consuming job to do is sticking better..

tape is certainly more convenient IDK if mounting a spare tire on the road will stick as well as the fresh tape & original tire bonding..
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Old 08-03-20, 07:22 PM
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I use Tufo tape. It glues the tire so well that it is difficult to get the tire off. For this reason I have bought Effetto Mariposa Carogna tape. I haven’t had to use it, but heard it makes removing the tire less difficult than the Tufo tape.
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Old 08-03-20, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by hrdknox1 View Post
I use Tufo tape. It glues the tire so well that it is difficult to get the tire off. For this reason I have bought Effetto Mariposa Carogna tape. I havenít had to use it, but heard it makes removing the tire less difficult than the Tufo tape.
Thanks Iíll note that.
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I've been using Tufo tape for years with both Tufo and Continental brand tires - haven't tried it with any other brands. It holds the tires on so tightly that it's nearly impossible to get them off - that's why I carry and use a sealant (Flat Attack brand for me) if I flat, which is rare. I am a recreational rider though - so I don't mind the extra weight if a tire ends up with sealant in it.
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