[CR]Re: CR-Tubular repair


From: CYCLESTORE@aol.com
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 14:20:20 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: CR-Tubular repair

In a message dated 5/7/04 10:49:30 AM, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes:

<< Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 07:15:21 EDT

From: LouDeeter@aol.com

To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Subject: Re: [CR]tubular tire question

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wspokes@penn.com writes:

Has anyone ever replaced the tube in a tubular?

http://www.tirealert.com/ This company in Clearwater Fl replaces the tubes

in tubular tires. At $20 for the first tire they are getting expensive,

but.......In my experience, the resulting repaired tire is going to fit looser on

the rim than a new tubular of the same make. But, they replace the tube,

restitch and glue on new base tape. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL

>>

hello lou,

they probably just cut a tube in two, tie it to the old one and pull it around. Untie it, splice it back together and stitch up a small hole, glue the tape and you are done. No loose fit to speak of.

I'd be shocked if anyone could stitch a whole tire up for $20.00, then glue the tape and throw in the tube for that. If it's true I want this guy workin for me. Is his name David?

Yours in Cycling,

Gilbert Anderson

North Road Bicycle Company 519 W. North St. Raleigh, NC 27603 USA Toll Free Ph: 800\u2022321\u20225511 Local Ph: 919\u2022828\u20228999 E-mail: cyclestore@aol.com