Re: [CR]Heretical Sew-up trick.

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From: "ternst" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Heretical Sew-up trick.
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 19:39:19 -0700

Whaddaya talkin' about? That's been done by routined rouleurs for generations on the road. A business card sometimes is a little stiff, one could use masking tape or any similar "neutralizing" agent. If one leaves the section unglued then depending on thickness of glue bed it could be a little low spot for the tire. The tire iron or similar tool is a must if you have glued tire real tight or if hands and fingers aren't strong enough to overcome the mastik resistance of the rim glue. The tire shouldn't come off using this technique. I've been doing it for 50 years and never had one roll. Any speed, any road or weather condition, provided it's prepared and glued properly to begin with. Thanks, Harvey. A good tip indeed for all to consider. Ted Ernst Palos Verdes Estates, CA

----- Original Message -----
From: Harvey M Sachs
To: Classic Rendezvous
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 6:29 PM
Subject: [CR]Heretical Sew-up trick.

> Since I have put aside serious thoughts about competitive racing (several
> decades ago, in fact), I may no longer corner with quite the wild abandon
> of long-lost youth. This rationalization allows me one luxury that makes
> sew-up tire changes much easier. I don't claim to have invented it.*
> When installing the tire on the rim, put a business card or the equivalent
> between tire and rim, at the spot just opposite the valve hole. After
> installing the tire, trim the card. What this does is kill the glue on
> about 3% of the circumference (1/36, 1/32). Makes it much easier to
> remove the tire. Heresy or not, I tend to slip an old style tire lever
> through the gap, lift the tire over the side, and voila the rest comes
> easily.
> You might get the same effect by just not gluing one space between spoke
> holes, but this sure has been easier to remember, and works with Tufo
> tape. Why just opposite the valve hole? Just the easiest place to
> remember for me.
> There are no guarantees that you won't kill yourself or your tire, but I'm
> still doing ok.
> harvey sachs
> mcLean va
> *Plagiarism is theft from one source. Research is taking from 20 or more.