Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:31 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Tub cement
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:50 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:31 pm
Posts: 740
Being a tight arse I wonder if anyone knows a more readily available glue that serves the same purpose as tub cement. Tubes are totally uneconomical and tins go hard or costs bomb. I am working on the principle that tub cement is a commercial adhesive packaged for the tyre people. Agreed they may by it by the thousand gallon. the old Clement stuff was good.
Any suggestions?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:16 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:31 am
Posts: 585
Location: London
I don't think rim cement is like ordinary glue you can buy in the shops, as it seems to stay somewhat tacky and never completely sets, unless it's old glue that's been on a rim for years.

Anyway it's not that expensive, even if there's an alternative I wouldn't think it's going to be that much cheaper. How about putting some pebbles in the tin to help prevent a large air gap. Or a solvent to thin out the glue, although the solvent probably is very nasty stuff.


edit: corrected typo


Last edited by fiks on Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:54 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
rider | rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:42 pm
Posts: 5131
Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
I used to like the old Dunlop cement which - to me - seemed to stay 'tackier' longer than Clement etc. However - and this is a true tale - once upon a time a top UK continental based pro visited our then LBS and brought with him a top continental pro and ex-TDF winner who was riding the Vaux GP next day and who wanted some rim cement. Without thinking LBS owner gave him a tin of Dunlop which the continental pro virtually threw back at him saying 'What is this??!! I want Clement!!' British pro then explained that Dunlop was not liked on the continent because it melted under the heat of braking on long descents whereas Clement didn't. Luckily LBS also stocked Clement so continental pro went on his way a happy little man.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:36 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20770
Location: Sol Kitts
What about tape? The tufo stuff is meant to be good. No mess either.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:22 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:31 am
Posts: 585
Location: London
Tape seems to be a lot more expensive than rim cement, especially Tufo tape.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 6 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