[CR]Gluing tubular back onto base tape.

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

From: "Pete Geurds" <raleighpro@dejazzd.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 09:45:05 -0400
Subject: [CR]Gluing tubular back onto base tape.

Trying to find in the archives............ The other night the Michelin tubular on the back wheel of my Raleigh Pro started creeping around the rim. (It was a warm day and bike got to the ride in back of enclosed pickup.) Turned out base tape was firmly attached to rim but tire had moved on base tape. Recentered tire so valve was in straight again and didn't thump with each revolution. (which is how I knew there was a problem) A mile later it had moved again. Removed and put spare on. It's a new tire, though older stock, 100 miles on it probably. So no, I don't really want to toss it.

Q. Should I reglue rim strip to rim with tubular Continental cement, and then glue tire back onto tape with same tubular cement? Or do you use liquid latex to attach tire back onto tape? OR Should I try to glue tape back onto tire first?

Given my multiple thumbs, the first option sounds easier. Thanks in advance for any tips on doing this.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, Pa