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Old 04-15-19, 08:32 AM
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Can you tape an already glued new tubular tire?

I've searched but can't seem to find an answer. I have a brand new tubular tire that's has a coat of glue applied to the base tape already. Is it OK to mount that with tubular tape vs glue or should I stick to glue on the rim? Getting ready to set up some new tubular rims using tape and hoping to only have to buy one tire if I can use this one.

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At your discretion. I've done exactly that without issue. It sticks almost too much. Matter of fact the rim tape was aggressive enough that the base tape on a Vittoria tubular was coming off upon my later removal.

No manufacturer will give the green light for such - liability.
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What kind of tire is it? In my experience, tubular tires come with something over the base tape -- whether it's latex, a form of glue, or whatever -- in anticipation that the installer will use whatever to mount the tire. If it's a new tire, and you've got a clean rim, you're good to use whatever you want.

If it's a new tire that someone else applied mastik to, you should still be ok, just scrape off any high spots or globs if there are any.
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At your discretion. I've done exactly that without issue. It sticks almost too much. Matter of fact the rim tape was aggressive enough that the base tape on a Vittoria tubular was coming off upon my later removal.
I have, too, with a Vittoria, and they do seem to want to come apart a bit.

I had my first flat, ever, on a tubular last weekend. Ever. Bad valve vulcanizing right at the inner tube part. Well-used Tufo Carbon Composite, so yeah, $80, but it came with some wheels, so any use was gravy.
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If it's a new tire that someone else applied mastik to, you should still be ok, just scrape off any high spots or globs if there are any.
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There are two places you don't want Klingons, and one is a tubular tire/rim. Both make for unpleasant cycling.
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