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Yoyosh 07-16-06 04:17 PM

Tufo sticky tape? good or bad?
 
Anyone have any experience with the Tufo tubular sticky tape? It looks like a great program if it works. Let me know what you think. I've only glued one set of tubs the traditional way (cyclocross) and they are holding great, it was just a lot of work. Let me know what the word on the street is. thanks.

ZappCatt 07-16-06 06:29 PM

I use it and it seems to be fine...just starts to get expensive if you have to swap tires out..

Yoyosh 07-16-06 10:51 PM

Well, my LBS charges $15 per tire to glue on tubulars. The tape looks much easier and cheaper to boot.

Jonny B 07-17-06 05:58 AM

I've used Jantex tape and Conti glue. The tape is much simpler and quicker, but glue will probably give you a (marginally) stronger join (if you do it right). If you're lazy or adverse to mess, go with tape; if you're a perfectionist and have time to kill, glue is fun.

p3ntuprage 07-20-06 05:48 PM

i use the tufo extreme tape, and i'm fairly sure i'm never going to roll a tyre. ever.

it took me about thirty minutes to get the last one off the rim. it was a complete bastard.

it also took a similar amount of time to clean up all the gunk it left behind.

i don't see any reason to trust it less than glue. [your thumbs and thumb-nails might object to it though]

fsnl
sparky

ultraman6970 07-26-06 10:40 PM

15 bucks for 10 mins of work? thats too much... do it your self and spend those 15 bucks taking your mama to the movies!....

:p




Originally Posted by Yoyosh
Well, my LBS charges $15 per tire to glue on tubulars. The tape looks much easier and cheaper to boot.


onetwentyeight 08-03-06 08:15 PM

I've been riding the Tufo tape on the street for a week now and have no complaints. still early but the tires seem on solid and I feel confident in them. Really enjoying my switch to tubulars. its so plush.

pitboss 08-03-06 10:08 PM

it tastes horrid - however, from the people that have used it, it sounds like it works!


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