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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:48 am 
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Oh Ok, that's good. Try not to glue that bit too much as the tape keeps the glue from spoiling the stitching underneath.

This is what your spare should look like. Neat and tidy and not look like some kind of ugly loose sausage flapping about in the wind, which seems popular nowadays :roll: Style people..style.

To achieve this amount of "savvy" with your spare;

1. Lay it out and fold it flat with the valve in the crease at one end.
2. Then roll it up from each end three or four times till it all meets in the middle.
3. Bend the tub so the two rolls lay parallel and fold the ear flat.
4. Secure with a spare strap under your seat.

Photo © Speedbicycles Here's a link to his site.

http://www.speedbicycles.ch/start.php


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Looking on the net, some glue the tub to the rim in a single sitting with others performing the gluing process over a 3 day period, hence the lack of industry standard reported on one website.
I have started to glue the tubs, and now about to start with the rims.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Excellent, you should be ready to ride tomorrow afternoon if you leave the wheels in the house. A 3 day glue up sounds extreme and you would need 2 sets of wheels, as you wouldn't get much riding done if you get a few punctures.

Continentals instructions;

http://www.conti-online.com/www/downloa ... ent_en.pdf


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:56 pm 
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bugloss wrote:
Oh Ok, that's good. Try not to glue that bit too much as the tape keeps the glue from spoiling the stitching underneath.

This is what your spare should look like. Neat and tidy and not look like some kind of ugly loose sausage flapping about in the wind, which seems popular nowadays :roll: Style people..style.

To achieve this amount of "savvy" with your spare;

1. Lay it out and fold it flat with the valve in the crease at one end.
2. Then roll it up from each end three or four times till it all meets in the middle.
3. Bend the tub so the two rolls lay parallel and fold the ear flat.
4. Secure with a spare strap under your seat.

Photo © Speedbicycles Here's a link to his site.

http://www.speedbicycles.ch/start.php


Oooh, that should have some protection around it! The strap, saddle wires etc. can all chafe and rub the sidewalls possibly causing damage. Wrap it in something waterproof like plastic sheet or similar.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:07 pm 
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I posted the photo to clearly demonstrate the style of folding, mine is secured tight under the seat and can't move about and in the winter it's wrapped in a piece of British cycling history. I'll post a photo, It's right up your street Old Ned.
Here it is. GC won by Yuri Alekseyevich Kashirin, way marker stolen from the side of the road.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Regarding this - "With reference to the problem I had with valve not seating correctly I have now solved the problem.
With " great care " using a very sharp blade I carefully removed several mm of fabric from around the base of the valve. The tub now sits neatly against the rim."

Could you give me a bit more info - how deep did you go and how much? I am presuming when you say 'several mm' that is not depth. I have a set of rallys and mine sit high at the valve too.

Richard


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:15 pm 
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Hi Richard, I just shaved some of the fabric from around the base of the valve which really helped.However, fitting the tub to the rim tonight didn't go as planned and think perhaps that tubs is not for me at this stage.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:05 am 
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Ah, that's a shame, what went wrong?

Richard, watch out you don't cut the stitching that holds the casing together as the tub could peel apart when you're riding it. If you do cut it, sew a knot at that point with proper tub thread.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:29 pm 
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bugloss wrote:
I posted the photo to clearly demonstrate the style of folding, mine is secured tight under the seat and can't move about and in the winter it's wrapped in a piece of British cycling history. I'll post a photo, It's right up your street Old Ned.
Here it is. GC won by Yuri Alekseyevich Kashirin, way marker stolen from the side of the road.


Nah, that's to recent for me............................... :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:16 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:

Nah, that's to recent for me............................... :wink:


Oh yeah I forgot. You live in a period waaaay back in time, hence the reference to saddle wires. :wink:


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