Re: [CR]OT? Conti tubular repair

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Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 18:14:49 -0700
From: "Doug Van Cleve" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]OT? Conti tubular repair
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Follow up question: what is the best adhesive for base tape? I have several sets of tubular wheels and a small stack of tires, but I haven't really used them yet for fear of flats killing the "experiment" in the first few rides. I have the patience to find and patch the holes, but the couple times I have tried the base tape doesn't want to stick. I have used contact cement and some kind of latex adhesive so far and the results were not too good.

Thanks again :^)

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 18:11:06 -0700, Doug Van Cleve <> wrote:
> Howdy folks.
> I have a big pile of Conti Sprinters that need repair. There is a cyclist
> in my area who apparently rides these, but abadons them by the road when
> they flat. I have a stack of about 8 that vary from worn but not trash to
> no obvious tread wear. Is there any quick/easy/cheap way to get these back
> on the road? I was thinking of trying True Goo or slime in one of them. If
> they are like my typical clincher flats, they are mostly tiny holes from
> pieces of wire and goat heads.
> Thanks,
> Doug Van Cleve
> rainy Chandler, AZ
> P.S. If there is no way to fix them other than opening them up, patching,
> restitching etc. what will restick the base tape on a nylon casing? I have
> some latex adhesive that should work on cotton casing but not nylon.