RE: [CR]KEY!! UsingTufo Tubular Gluing Tape/Sealant

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From: "Thomas R. Adams, Jr." <>
Subject: RE: [CR]KEY!! UsingTufo Tubular Gluing Tape/Sealant
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 21:08:43 +0000

The trick about Tufo sealant is that it stays liquid inside the tire, so it can migrate to the puncture site and plug the hole. Obviously it can't tell if the escaping air is caused by a glass shard or an open presta valve. However, if you deflate your tire with the valve at the highest point of the wheel, gravity will prevent much sealant from reaching the valve. With a real puncture during a ride, the wheel will keep spinning and the sealant will reach the puncture.

Also, try to avoid deflating a sealant-ed tire as much as possible, to avoid tempting the clogged valve demon. And, come to think of it, is it really necessary to ever release air from a Tufo tubular? They're not silk Clements that should have pressure reduced after the ride. Unless you're trying to change to a different tire on the rim, in which case you'll have a whole different set of problems with the ultra-tenacious Tufo rim tape.

Tom Adams, Shrewsbury NJ


> Once the sealant is in the
>tube you can no longer let the air out of the valve because the sealant
>clog the valve.


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