As was noted in an earlier post, the Tufo tape sticks better to the tire than to the rim, so unless you take special steps to stick the tape to the rim, you will have a problem when you go to change tires as there will be no glue on the rim. My solution has been to carry another gluing tape with me, with the idea of applying a new tape to the rim before mounting the spare. I haven't had a flat yet with my Tufo tires (only a few hundred miles so far) so I don't know how it will work. Also, be sure to carry a well stretched spare, or else you will spend some time on the roadside wrestling with a green tire as the Tufo's I've gotten are very tight fitting.
FYI, Tufo has just introduced a new "extreme condition" tape, for high temperature situations. This might indicate that some folks had troubles with the original tapes softening and tires moving in desert heat or mountain descents where you heat up the rims. However, my moderate paced rides haven't detected any failing of the standard temp tapes. No tire creep, no twisting, no lumps, and no flats so far. Knock on wood!
World Class Cycling on Staten Island advertises both types of tape on their web site.
Tom Adams, Sherwsbury NJ
>From: "Stephen Barner"
>Subject: [CR]Re: Tufo Tubular Gluing Tape
>Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 14:16:52 -0500
>I haven't used it, but I pulled a couple of tires off that had been attached
>with TUFO tape and they were some kind of stuck. I was amazed at the
>tenacity of the bond.
>Not sure how well they restick when replacing a flat on the road, however.
>Steve Barner, who finds tubulars last better than narrow clinchers on the
>dirt roads of Bolton, Vermont
>----- Original Message -----
> > Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 14:15:01 -0800
> > From: Guy Apple
> > To:
> > Subject: [CR]Tufo Tubular Gluing Tape
> > Hi to all,
> > Anybody out there use this "self-adhesive pressure activated tape"? Looks
> > easy and clean to be true.
> > Feedback appreciated.
> > Guy Apple
> > Sunnyvale, CA