Re: [CR]Mounting tubulars

Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 11:37:55 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Mounting tubulars

In a message dated 2/20/04 8:20:19 AM, writes:
>Maybe I should contact Hollywood and see if we can find a producer to make
>this flick.

These days with DV and Final Cut every person can be his own Cecil B. De Mille. But who could we get to play the love interest? Jan Johnson? But we'd have to put you on a riser like they did with Alan Ladd.

There are a number of steps to properly preparing a tire for
>mounting and then successfully getting it on the rim without glue stuck
>to your nose hairs or something. OUCH!
>I'm not a fan of the put the tire on the rim and then go around and put
>glue on in sections as you lift the tire off. Tire glue is basically contact
>cement. For it to work properly two things are important. One, it should
>sit for about an hour on the rim and get "dry" to the point that when you
>touch it it does not stick to your finger. Two thin layers of glue are
>much better than one thick one.

I'm a big fan of Vittoria Mastik. Works just that way.

At Masi we actually used contact cement
>reducer to thin the glue a little so it would go on thinner and easier.
>One medium coat should be suffecient if you do part two. Part two is to
>scrape the base tape with the edge of a file or something to scuff the
>coating on it, if there is one. Some base tape is not coated. But then
>it is best to apply a medium thin coat of glue to the base tape of the
>tire as well and let it soak in. Once the glue is ready, one can follow
>the steps I described and you should be successful. If you put too much
>glue on you will end up with some of it on your tire as it is squeezed
>out once you air it up . There's an art to mounting tires.
>Brian Baylis
>La Mesa, CA
>I don't like tire glue on my cats, either. I prefer tar and feathers.
> This is just the sort of thing a video could pass on. If I was down in the SoCal area we could start today. I think this is a good project for the CR group. There are many areas where knowledge transfer between the generations has broken down. In my own field-recording engineering-the problem is acute. Whole areas are dying with this-my-generation and we are working on ways to preserve them. Phil Brown Trying to remember the key/fill light ratio in San Rafael, Calif.