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If you're not racing crits, why bother gluing on tubulars?

Old 08-23-10, 05:39 PM
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If you're not racing crits, why bother gluing on tubulars?

What is the purpose of gluing on tubulars if I'm running them at 150 psi- those suckers aren't rolling off no-how and much easier to remove if I have a flat

Anybody else not glue up there tubies?
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Gluing is a small price to pay for decent rolling resistance.
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Wow, that's pretty hardcore! rollin' around on unglued tubulars!
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Use tape and you won't care.
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Originally Posted by Autobus
What is the purpose of gluing on tubulars if I'm running them at 150 psi- those suckers aren't rolling off no-how and much easier to remove if I have a flat

Anybody else not glue up there tubies?

Oh man there was a thread a couple days ago about drafting trucks. (Something I do on occasion). But this, oh wow, I hope you are not serious.

At a 150psi, are you running them solely on the track? Else, what is the purpose of running sew-ups on the road at such high pressure??

Man even a blowout keeps some rubber between the rim and the road, but rolling a tire is instant skin loss, and often worse, 100% of the time.

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Unglued tubulars will roll, guaranteed.

Before they roll, they'll squirm around on the rim, trying to twist themselves inside out (inflate your tubular to 150 psi when it's not on the rim - observe what happens).

You'll be surprised at how much force you exert on a tire, just by every day riding.

Of course, you may have ulterior motives for riding tubulars without glue. You may eventually get nominated to the BF version of the Darwin Awards, or, if you escape death and only get crippled, get an honorable mention. Road rash and broken collar bones / wrists / arms / shoulders don't count.

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Originally Posted by Autobus
Anybody else not glue up there tubies?
Please don't do this. Non-glued tubular tires will role and put you on the ground quickly. Just go clinchers if you are that lazy.
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So, you are kinda like the guy that says seatbelts are bad because you knew a guy whose uncle's, cat's, trainer was in an accident and by the shear grace of god was thrown to the floor and survived and if he had been wearing a seatbelt would have died. And because one person in a million survived without a seatbelt you choose to forgo the life saving device; yeah, why not? Makes sense to me, clown!!

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Originally Posted by Flatballer
If you crash someone, I hope they beat you to a pulp and then ban you from racing for life.
+1

There's a thing called clinchers...wait no. I know just what you need.

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# of folks who glue their tubulars - 8,648,973
# of folks who do not glue their tubulars - 1
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I don't live too far from NoHo. Can I have your stuff when your front tire rolls off?
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Do you all really believe this guy? Its a joke and you all fell for it.
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Hope it's a joke. And at 150 psi, you better hope that you have ear plugs in what that sucker goes BAM!
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Originally Posted by StanSeven
Do you all really believe this guy? Its a joke and you all fell for it.
I'm not joking-seriously! Ok, you all scared me into shelling out $25 for a couple of boxes of Tufo Extrem Tape, which is what I used to use.
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Originally Posted by Autobus
Anybody else not glue up there tubies?
I did ONCE - rode on tire tape in cold weather and watched my tire roll off the rim of my then brand-new Gitane Tour de France when I made a tight turn. Seems that extreme cold/hot adversely affects the adhesive qualities of some brands of tire tape. Have glued on my sew-ups ever since.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01
Don't feed the troll.
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I'm having a real hard time taking this seriously. I only ride sew-ups on 1 retro racer I built awhile ago and I use the Tufo tape but the idea of riding sew-ups and relying only on air pressure is pretty dumb (and I'm being nice).

My troll alert is going off here big time.

Unglued sew-ups?

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Joking or not he should get a ban just to be on the safe side.
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