Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:07 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Tubulars question
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:46 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:31 pm
Posts: 1112
Hey,

Couple of questions about some tubular tyres I've got:

1) The tape stuck to the tyres is coming loose along the sides. Can I
re-attach it? If so, what kind of glue should I use?

2) How clean do I need to get the rims before sticking the tubes back
on? I've got rid of most of the old glue, but there's still a bit round the
spoke eyelets. Do the rims need to be really really clean?

Thanks for your help,

Johnny


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tubulars question
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:28 pm
Posts: 66
Location: North Essex
Johnsqual wrote:
1) The tape stuck to the tyres is coming loose along the sides. Can I
re-attach it? If so, what kind of glue should I use?



Yes. I've always used ordinary rubber solution - layer on both tape and tub, leave to dry, then stick together. It's always amazed me that it's adequate, but it is. Others use Copydex.

Johnsqual wrote:

2) How clean do I need to get the rims before sticking the tubes back
on? I've got rid of most of the old glue, but there's still a bit round the
spoke eyelets. Do the rims need to be really really clean?



It sounds as though you're fine with what you've done. As long as there's no huge build up of old cement you'll be fine. I've hardly ever cleaned rims - the tubs usually take enough of it off themselves, especially with (the very thin) modern cement. You certainly don't want to go struggling to get the lot off!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:44 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:31 pm
Posts: 1112
Thanks! There are certainly other things I'd rather be doing than scrubbing
old glue off rims.

And copydex? Haven't used that since I was at school.

Anyway, cheers for the reply.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cefnbikie, stringfellow1946 and 23 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group