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Old 08-17-09, 09:56 PM
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Tubular newbie question

ok... so i installed my first tubular tire tonight...
i got a blister trying to roll off the damaged tire... tufo extreme tape is super sticky...
anyway.. it was so so sticky that I didn't bother to put on the new tape that i purchased.... my question is.. should i have put on the new tape? anyone else "reuse" tape???
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Pull the tire off and put on new tape. Your skin will thank me.
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Put on the new tape. It's not worth crashing.
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so i guess 2 for 2 means i get to pull my tire off...
since i'm gonna pull it.... should i try and clean off the old tape from the rim?? or just put new tape ontop of the old stuff.. if so what is the best thing to remove the old tape from the rim?
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Scrape it off.
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Scrape off as much of the old glue as you can. Then use acetone, xylene, or lacquer thinner, to remove the remaining traces of glue. You want the new tape to be sticking to the clean rim, not to the old glue. The interface between the new and old glue is weak and that's where it will separate when you roll a tyre... wonder how I know...
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ya see...... its conversations like this that'll keep me on clinchers forever.
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I just removed a tire attached with the Tufo regular tape. It came off with almost no residue. The tape is stuck to the tire.
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Originally Posted by cheval
ya see...... Its conversations like this that'll keep me on clinchers forever.
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Its the ride qualities of tubulars that keep me wanting the hassle. Didn't believe it until I tried it.
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I never used tape. Always glue...Gluing is easy. There is just the factor of patience. You might destroy the tire when you try to remove the tape. If the basetape is torn off your are SOL on your tires.
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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
Scrape off as much of the old glue as you can. Then use acetone, xylene, or lacquer thinner, to remove the remaining traces of glue. You want the new tape to be sticking to the clean rim, not to the old glue.
Better than all those nasty solvents:

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I am with sorefeet, I never used anything but glue. and as anyone who has ridden them will tell you you cannot beat the ride quality of a good set of box section tubular rims (like the old GP-4 Voctory Crono, Fiamme) laced the good old fashioned 3 cross method
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I've used:

glue
tufo tape
tufo extreme tape

glue is best.
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put on new tape or glue

strengthen your hands and arms and tubies are a breeze to work with
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