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How much did it cost you to have your Tubulars glued on?

Old 01-26-08, 08:59 PM
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How much did it cost you to have your Tubulars glued on?

How much did your LBS fee you to glue on your tubulars?
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Old 01-26-08, 09:11 PM
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never paid and not sure I would. Some won't do it for liability reasons.
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Old 01-26-08, 09:17 PM
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dude, do it yourself. My ex made a photo-e-how









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DIY:
https://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=101

Good read on mounting tubulars for cross:
https://www.cyclocrossworld.com/Tech....ShowDisabled=0
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Old 01-26-08, 09:32 PM
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My version is much better. They forgot about Bob Ross.
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Old 01-26-08, 09:37 PM
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But Park Tool has Calvin's Corner... that's got to count for something? right?
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A friend of mine had his mounted for $20 per wheel. I don't know if that's a good deal, or a sham.
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at our shop, we charge $30 per tire.
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Make sure the shop actually has experience. When I worked for a bike shop, most of the workers were mountanbikers and I doubt any of them (except for me) had ever touched a tubular, let alone glued one.
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Call me old-fashioned, but whatever technology you decide on in tires, you should be able to handle basic repairs on your own. And if you're sophisticated enough to be riding tubulars, even moreso.

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Go to the Tufo site and watch the quick time for how to use their tape. Very easy and none of this 24 hour curing time, hanging glued tires from a hook stuff. I did that for years and find the tape quick and simple.
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Originally Posted by Dynamic View Post
How much did your LBS fee you to glue on your tubulars?
If you don't know how to mount tubes on your wheels or don't want to take the time to learn how you better stick to clinchers. At some point you will have to learn how.
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What's with the scoring? I'd be nervous about doing that on carbon rims, which is to say that I wouldn't do it.
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What's with the scoring? I'd be nervous about doing that on carbon rims, which is to say that I wouldn't do it.
Scoring is very "old school" and not necessary usually. The issue is that contact cement (which is basically what tire glue is) does not adhere well to very smooth surfaces. Usually you want to knock some of the smoothness off, 150 grit sandpaper rubbed around the inside of the rim bed is sufficient "scoring" for good adhesion. I am not sure you actually need to do this with Tufo (or comparable) tape.
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Originally Posted by WheresWaldo View Post
Scoring is very "old school" and not necessary usually. The issue is that contact cement (which is basically what tire glue is) does not adhere well to very smooth surfaces. Usually you want to knock some of the smoothness off, 150 grit sandpaper rubbed around the inside of the rim bed is sufficient "scoring" for good adhesion. I am not sure you actually need to do this with Tufo (or comparable) tape.
1+ on the sandpaper
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Originally Posted by recursive View Post
What's with the scoring? I'd be nervous about doing that on carbon rims, which is to say that I wouldn't do it.
I just picked up a pair of tubulars myself. Instructions say to use 400 grit sandpaper to rough up the surface.

My plan of attack strech the tires for a month or two

bob ross

glue pretty much the same way as above but with a brush

more bob ross
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Go to the Tufo site and watch the quick time for how to use their tape. Very easy and none of this 24 hour curing time, hanging glued tires from a hook stuff. I did that for years and find the tape quick and simple.
Where do you buy Tufo tape ?? I haven't come across it.
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you don't need to stretch tires for a month. Just slap them on rims and pump up to full pressure. A day or two will do, but you can wait a week if you are paranoid.

Acid Flux brushes work well for applying glue. Go to a plumbing shop and they are around $0.25 each.
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You need to learn how to do this. What happens when you flatten on the road?
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Originally Posted by yak View Post
You need to learn how to do this. What happens when you flatten on the road?
call the support vehicle.
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Definitely learn to do it yourself. Glueing tires is something I just don't trust anybody to do. And for a brand new rim and tire, don't scimp on the glue. There should be a small bead of glue that squeezes out between the tire and rim.

Also, save yourself a lot of work and put masking tape on the braking surface of the rim. No matter how well you have stretched the tire and no matter how careful you are in putting the tire on, you will get glue on the braking surface, and no matter how well you think you cleaned the braking surface, the brakes will still howl and screech. You will immediately be branded as a noob if you have howling brakes.
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call the support vehicle.

f that noise. I had several friends that refused to carry a spare tube/patch kit/tools or were just too dumb to. Every single one of them has called me at least once to come to their aid. lame.

One dude didn't even have a wrench to remove his wheel!
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Where do you buy Tufo tape ?? I haven't come across it.
https://www.worldclasscycles.com/
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Originally Posted by Terror_in_pink View Post
f that noise. I had several friends that refused to carry a spare tube/patch kit/tools or were just too dumb to. Every single one of them has called me at least once to come to their aid. lame.

One dude didn't even have a wrench to remove his wheel!
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