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 Post subject: A First For Me.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Well, I've just glued my first ever tubular tyre to the rim. I followed the four part how to by Mark Purdy on YouTube. Basically, you glue the tyre base tape and let it go off. Then a thin layer of glue on the rim followed by a thicker layer.

Then the fun starts. Despite the tyre being well pre-stretched, I still managed to end up wearing a goodly amount of the stuff. I can see areas that I will want to improve when I do the rear wheel tomorrow. There don't seem to be any low/high points in particular but, I will try to get the base tape looking more even on a side to side basis.

I hope the much touted ride quality is worth the effort.


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Nice :)

Did you get all the glue off the braking surface ??

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:21 am 
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Yes. I had a bottle of acetone ready and waiting. I will do the rear wheel tonight when the fire is going and the house is a little warmer.

Either way, the thing is on to stay. The long hour of woe getting the old glue off I will not be wanting to repeat for a while.


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