Re: [CR]tubular tire question

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Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 00:31:04 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]tubular tire question

In a message dated 5/6/2004 6:46:29 PM PST, writes: I need a little advice from the more experienced. Has anyone ever replaced the tube in a tubular? I know, a great deal of unstitching and work. but if you have ever done so, email me. I punctured the other day, when I went to patch the inner tube, I discovered that the regular glue I used...didn't really do to well on my tubular tube. The tube ended up getting trashed. Now I am wondering, if you replace the inner there an easier way to stitch it? BTW, I have been running tubulars on my one bike for well over 7 years and never had a flat til the other day. ------------------------------------------------ Walt- Ahhh yeeeess, the classic conundrum faced by very sew-up rider. And yes, it happens only after 7 flat free years when your confidence in sew-ups is firmly planted in your mind. Then the weird incident like replacing the tube raises its awkward head; what must one do?? Do you like to sew? Does it provide you with a certain type of "meditation? then your answer is obvious. But if you have had enough meditation for this year, I would just go out and buy a new one. And yes, I have fixed no fewer than 6 sew-up flats in the last 30 years. But the key point is that I have been riding sew-ups all that time. (^:>~
Dave Anderson
Cut Bank MT