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Tubulars: Gluing and stuff...
« on: April 05, 2014, 07:24:29 PM »
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Re: Tubulars: Gluing and stuff...
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 07:25:24 PM »
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Re: Tubulars: Gluing and stuff...
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 07:40:10 PM »
Do vittoria still come with base tape that needs scraping?
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Re: Tubulars: Gluing and stuff...
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 07:58:34 PM »
tubulars scare me. i'm content with my vittoria clincher/latex combo. although i've never ridden tubbies so maybe i'm just uncultured.
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Re: Tubulars: Gluing and stuff...
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 08:10:24 PM »
Do vittoria still come with base tape that needs scraping?

If you want to.  I have never scraped the latex coating and my tubulars are stuck like crazy.
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Re: Tubulars: Gluing and stuff...
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 09:21:20 PM »
I stopped riding those back in the mid-80's.  Sitting on a curb on the side of the road in the rain patching a tube and then sewing the tire back up is not my idea of fun.

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Re: Re: Tubulars: Gluing and stuff...
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 11:18:00 PM »
I stopped riding those back in the mid-80's.  Sitting on a curb on the side of the road in the rain patching a tube and then sewing the tire back up is not my idea of fun.

That's what wheel trucks are for!

Race only tires, so if I flat...put in another wheel or Bum a ride back to the car.
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Re: Re: Tubulars: Gluing and stuff...
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2014, 09:17:22 AM »
That's what wheel trucks are for!

Race only tires, so if I flat...put in another wheel or Bum a ride back to the car.

Since I don't race, that isn't an option.  But I agree with you.


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Re: Tubulars: Gluing and stuff...
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014, 01:40:25 PM »
I think I have done one race that had a wheel truck. (sea otter- they have Sram neutral support!).

A couple had cars driven by wife/girlfriend who may possibly be on course.  Somewhere.

And Velo Promo sometimes has the bearded guy in overalls driving a clapped out pickup after the last field to pick up stranded riders.

So for most races I use clinchers and bring a tube and co2 or pump.

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Re: Tubulars: Gluing and stuff...
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2014, 02:14:19 PM »
You could carry a spare tubie, that's what the couple dudes I ride with do.  Then you pump them up real good and ride home, taking the turns a little slower than norm.  I keep going back and forth between getting some tubies again or sticking with clinchers...


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