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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 4:27 pm 
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good tubs perform well with around 135-145psi in


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Good story, I am going back to a tubular tyre for a 70s Alan project I am doing and haven't used tubulars for about 30 years, I remember well the work involved in using then (my wife was in charge of the opening and re stitching) but I still have the wheels from 1978 and tubulars are period correct for this build, I also purchased the Giros because they are cheap and have a tan side wall for a retro look,when finished I am only planing to use the bike on sunny days and on the bike way so hopefully no flats.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:29 pm 
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Tubs I requested for my birthday eagerly opened yesterday morning only to find the full black version. Thanks wiggle for ruining my special day. What really annoys me is the website saying the version they sent is not available. Thank god for free returns. Off to point other half in direction of ebay listing clearly stating amber wall.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:46 am 
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I avoid tubular tyres like the plague. Just me though... any one else? Great write up BTW.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:52 pm 
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I am also loving tubs. I did all my TT's on them last year and this months club rides have been on the Alan sing Tubs. I also tried giro's at first but have moved onto Gatorskin tubs, these are at least round. I have two more frames to build up now both of which are running tubular tyres. I like tem so much when the rims were ot on my trek and traitor I will rebuild the wheels with tubular rims. Tubs rule. The next tubs I will be trying are Vittoria Pave.

If you have not tried them do so the ride and they feel like they roll easier but that is probably the pressure I can use.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Well, I have just started getting the glue off the rim prior to fitting the new tyre sometime tomorrow.

This one has had time to stretch so hopefully won't be as bad. I'll let you know how the new tyre (a Bontrager) went on when it is fitted.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:58 pm 
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That was as painful as the first one! The tyre, a Bontrager Race Light was well and truly stretched on a spare rim. Getting the sod on was rather difficult resulting in glue all over my hands and one bit of sidewall and my daughter learning a new phrase.

Just need to let it set now.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Good evening,

Good to see you got it on - two things -
1. Why remove the old glue?
2. Why can you not stretch the tyres by hanging weights on them?

Richard


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:37 am 
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I suppose new glue sticks better than old glue. Again, only a guess but you would want your tyre to stretch in a round shape. Hanging weights off of it would pull in the wrong direction.


My question is, how do I stop a high point forming at the valve area? I roll the tyre after putting it on applying a lot of weight. Anything else I can do?


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