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Tubs and fitting advice

Postby Bendy Ben » 18 Jan 2010 11:34

Got new wheels

got new tubs

got tub tape ( as advised by hussler) now another friend had told me to steer clear of tape and use glue.

I am confused and I really don't want to have a massive accident cos I didn't fit them correctly. So I have decided to put it to the masses.

Tape or glue ?

I shall go with the majority and if your not sure or don't know then just pick one.

Cheers :)
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Re: Tubs and fitting advice

Postby Jellybaby » 18 Jan 2010 12:06

Both, then they'll never come off.

Caveat - I know nothing about tubs,at all. I've only ever used clinchers
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Re: Tubs and fitting advice

Postby Bendy Ben » 18 Jan 2010 12:30

LOL

Just found out I need fecking valve extenders now too.

Jesus wept...... I've just got my name down for an op to sell a kidney to pay for race fees too. :o
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Re: Tubs and fitting advice

Postby S11 » 18 Jan 2010 13:24

even the best of us make mistakes...ask hussler!! :lol:

Are you going to the maintainence day at Btown? Perhaps Mike can help you out?
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Re: Tubs and fitting advice

Postby Bendy Ben » 18 Jan 2010 13:33

I'm gonna ask on the maintanance day.

Wanted to get them up and running before then.
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Re: Tubs and fitting advice

Postby S11 » 18 Jan 2010 13:38

I've still not been on mine... I want to try them out before Abu Dahbi to see how they feel.

The ice has only just melted and low and behold more snow forecast for Thurs....

I can't make the maintenance day but I'm going to Btown before I head off to AD, hopefully I can get the low down on how to change a tub just incase I get a punc during the race and I'll need to buy the gear to change it!!!

more cash....grr
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Re: Tubs and fitting advice

Postby Ewan » 18 Jan 2010 14:00

Hmm I'm doing up an old school TT bike for fun in my spare time (HAHA) and with bargain parts I find on the internet. The bike is a lo-pro or 'funny bike' and uses the now unusual wheel size of 24' on the front. The only way I could find a reasonable wheel in that size was one that took tubs for £20 on ebay.

The wheel has an old tub on it but I'm not sure if I trust it. I have tub tape and a tub no experience with fitting tubs :( as above I'm scared of the tyre falling off the rim and ending up like this:


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Re: Tubs and fitting advice

Postby Bendy Ben » 18 Jan 2010 18:30

Great. That fills me with confidence !!!
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Re: Tubs and fitting advice

Postby S11 » 18 Jan 2010 22:14

Great... that has to be worst nightmare...clinchers seem a good idea now :shock:
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Re: Tubs and fitting advice

Postby hussler » 18 Jan 2010 22:17

Tape is fine mate, holds just as good as glue and far less fucking about....less mess..... youll end up with glue everywhere....

Tape is quicker too.... I have always used tape with no probs..... just ask Jack and Shadow on how long it took me to remove my tub on the TOTP when I punctured.....and thats with tape!

The reason the tub comes off the rim in track cycling is because your not riding on flat at all.... its all on a camber so there are horizontal forces playing on it.....now unless your gona constantly going around a corner whilst riding then youll be fine dude..

and just for making a point cos im grumpy and tired 2nite after a hard days training.......your friend is talking out his arse to be quite honest....He obviously hasnt fitted tub tape correctly.
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