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Old 12-11-09, 01:32 PM
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Tubular tire on clincher rim

Racing a clincher front and tubular rear. I would then carry a tubular spare. Then if the clincher flats just put the tubular on it? It seems like I would be able to ride it just like if I flatted the tubular rear. Am I wrong?

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I don't know what you're talking about, but it sounds like a bad idea.
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I wouldn't want to corner on it.
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Originally Posted by rhodeshg
Then if the clincher flats just put the tubular on it?
I would really like to see this! Can you make a video?

BTW, why not carry a patch kit or a spare tube?
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i hope you are thinking tubeless. but test out your way on a nice decent first!
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there are clincher to tubular conversion rim strips available as well as tubular clincher tires

tufo sells the tubular clincher tires

I don't remember who sells the conversion strips.
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I've seen, only once, a tubular on a clincher rim in pinch. Easy ride only if you ever have to go to this measure. Just go back and pick up the busted clincher or take it with you.
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Originally Posted by DieselDan
I've seen, only once, a tubular on a clincher rim in pinch. Easy ride only if you ever have to go to this measure. Just go back and pick up the busted clincher or take it with you.
i've ridden a tubular on a clincher rim on the rear for about 30 miles when i ran out of tubes and patches. it was back in the 80's when some people still trained on sewups.

it works fine on the straights, but you gotta be real real careful on the turns. if you flatted in a race it would get you back to the s/f. if there are any descents and turns be very careful, especially if you put it on the front
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I suppose you could do this, but riding with one tire tubular and one clincher seems like a really bad idea.

It makes about as much sense as using a presta valve tube on one rim and a schraeder on the other.
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i was going to call you an idiot, but i'm not allowed.
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I think we need to get on the same page here. Are we talking about tubular (sew-up) or tubeless (like a car tire)?

Two very different things. It seems you're talking about putting a tubular on a clincher rim and I think you're crazy.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I suppose you could do this, but riding with one tire tubular and one clincher seems like a really bad idea.

It makes about as much sense as using a presta valve tube on one rim and a schraeder on the other.
I've done this.
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Originally Posted by rhodeshg
Racing a clincher front and tubular rear. I would then carry a tubular spare. Then if the clincher flats just put the tubular on it? It seems like I would be able to ride it just like if I flatted the tubular rear. Am I wrong?
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Why not just carry two tubes if you are that prone to flats?
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
I wouldn't want to corner on it.
^ Pretty much. Riding straight it'll be fine. On a corner it'll want to roll right off. There's a reason that tubular tires are GLUED ON.
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Originally Posted by rhodeshg
Racing a clincher front and tubular rear. I would then carry a tubular spare. Then if the clincher flats just put the tubular on it? It seems like I would be able to ride it just like if I flatted the tubular rear. Am I wrong?
If racing you wouldn't carry a tubular spare. You would put a pair of wheels in the wheel pit or the wheel truck. It won't matter if they are clincher or tubular.
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Many years ago in an act of desperation I used a tubular like an inner tube inside a 27 1/4 clincher and it worked just fine. I wonder if it would work on a 700c clincher.
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Originally Posted by DieselDan
I've seen, only once, a tubular on a clincher rim in pinch. Easy ride only if you ever have to go to this measure. Just go back and pick up the busted clincher or take it with you.
I did it once. I shredded a tire on my way home from work and I did not have a spare. so I put a sewup on and just left a bit early and took it easy. it worked but I would not recomend it as a "planned event"
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How did it take 15 posts before someone answered this correctly?
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Does anyone remember back in the 80's there was a rim manufacturer - I can't remember which one but it was one of the biggies like Wolber or Ambrosio - who made a hybrid clincher-tubular rim? It was sort of the worst of all worlds. The clincher bead hook was enlarged and shaped to get some glue on it to hold the tubular. So a tubular had a lot less surface area holding it on, and the enlarged hook made getting a clincher on the rim a complete pain.
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