david taylor posted a discussion

August 29, 2014
david taylor posted a discussion

First attempt at gluing tubulars

challenge limus/vittoria mastik/belgian tapeused 3 coat technique from various 'net sources with acid brushes.Hey! that wasn't so bad. Then i had to mount the tubes....how much do i stretch them? Darn, glue everywhere, nooo i am off center, shoot dirt on glue , more glue on feet and hands.finally whew! Then OHNO big lump at the stem. maybe it'll be ok.Nope, bump,bump,bump even on grass.rest for week, buy more beer. pry tube off with tire irons, use shaft of screwdriver to roll tube off tire. Base tape stayed on rim! remove 2 inches tape from valve area one coat glue to both rim and tube. here we go.Really stretch tube at stem area, sh*t glue on hands feet, arms face, wrestle rest of tube on, man that is sticky, got tube centered by stretching hard and placing tube right where i wanted it, doubt i could move it once positioned. inflate to 50 psi and rest overnight.Hallelujah! no lump stuck on like , well , really stuck on. Rides like butter! no worrying about burps now!now i'm thinking, why did i glue limus'. its bone dry in upstate NY now.. then i saw, wtf " baby limuses"http://www.cxmagazine.com/challenge-tires-eurobike-2014-baby-limus-almanzo-team-edition-chicanei want to cry ........... or buy another set of rims!See More
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