[CR]Gluing tires

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From: "Thomas Rawson" <twrawson@worldnet.att.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 14:02:28 -0800
Subject: [CR]Gluing tires

OK OK you guys are all cranked up about gluing tires and coincidentally this newbie was in process of gluing first set ever. Fiamme red labels, stella spokes, NR hubs demanded I break down and learn how to do this. AND because I was too impatient to wait for Jim Mccoin who offered to help, I painted myself into a corner - somehwat - maybe - hope not???

Am using Mastik. Cleaned new (NOS new) rims with acetone and brushed on couple coats of mastik there plus one coat onto tires - yea yea the underside!

Tried to be neat but in fact was not and managed to slop a bit of Mastik onto edge and sides of rims - where it would show when tire mounted. Before third coat and attempted to mount tire thought it would be clever if I cleaned up my ugliness. Tried to clean up excess with acetone and was merely frustrated by that. Tried a bit of scotch brite but w' little effect. Found some carburetor cleaner in the storage room which did the trick? Now question is - have I messed w adhesive ability of base coat (mostly untouched by carb cleaner). Can I touch up spots where carb cleaner got onto base coat with new Mastik before I apply final glue coat? Does a visual inspection that looks like theres base glue covering rim tire bed suffice?

Ive mastered the art of an Arte Johnson (with clipless) but dont wanna Beloki.

Tom Rawson
Oakland, CA