[CR] RE: Repairing tubulars

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Subject: [CR] RE: Repairing tubulars
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:19:21 -0800
Thread-Topic: [CR] RE: Repairing tubulars
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From: "KO Kevin" <kko@ci.springfield.or.us>
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From: "dan polito" <thepandle@hotmail.com> Subject: Re: [CR]Repairing tubulars <http://search.bikelist.org/query.asp?SearchString=%22Repairing+tubular s %22&SearchPrefix=%40msgsubject&SortBy=MsgDate%5Ba%5D> Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:11:26 -0500

(snipped) as for replacing entire tubs in tubulars, i tried the "cut open a small section, cut a new tube, and slide the tube in through the tire and patch it up at the ends" deal. i was repairing a clement cyclocross tire. after

about 2 hours, i gave up. i found it impossible, at least with that brand of tire, to get a limp tube to slide all the way around. i have a feeling that with non-cyclocross tires you could "massage" the tube throughout the tire, but the treads on the clement wouldn't allow that.

for what it's worth . . .

dan "i've gotten more tubular flats in a town of 69,291 in 4 months than 3 years in a city of 478,403" bloomington, Indiana

I've done it by using a bread bag tip or small zip tie to close off one end of the tube and then using a length of brake cable housing inserted in the tube to push the tube through the tire. Make sure to apply some tape to the sharp end of the housing before inserting it into the tube. When it reaches the other end, remove the cable and tie and repair as normal.

Kevin Ko

Eugene, OR