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Old 12-26-15, 05:01 PM
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Just because it came up in another thread, but for those new to track and looking to ride tubulars, GLUE YOUR TIRES! No tape. Most tracks will not allow tape and here are some reasons why. Tape doesn't penetrate the tires's basetape the way glue does, nor does it fill in the voids between tire and rim the way glue does. If you can't glue, then take them to a TRUSTED mechanic, or pay a friend whatever they ask (usually it's beer) to do it for you if they are proficient at it. A tire failure on the track can end up with dire outcomes for more than just the person on the failed wheel. Yes glue jobs fail on rare occasions, but it holds better than tape. Don't be lazy and inconsiderate of the consequences of not gluing properly. Do it right or just stick with clinchers, for everyone's sake.
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