Re: [CR] tubular tire glue

(Example: Production Builders:Teledyne)

From: "henox" <henox@icycle.net>
To: Jack Countryman <jcountry@mac.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <C70BE467.465C0%jcountry@mac.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 08:04:51 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR] tubular tire glue


Subject: Re: [CR] tubular tire glue

Jack asked:
> Is anyone familiar with the stuff 3M made then to be able to find out what
> sort of glue this was, what it was made for, current availability, price,
> etc.?

Back in the day, in the 50's to 60's that is, there were two types of trim adhesive being used.

The first was a "fast tack trim adhesive", which was yellow and had a very short open time, almost like a contact cement. I used this on the track but would never trust using it with a spare other than just to get home. I never liked this stuff much,

The second was a "trim adhesive", which was gray, and would stay open long enough to allow repositioning a tire to have it run true. I used this adhesive a lot, on the road and track, and the only draw back was that it was almost too strong (you had to be careful not to pull the basetape off when demounting the tire) and also that it needed regluing after using a spare to get home. I liked this adhesive by far the best.

3M never sanctioned the use of trim adhesive on bicycle tires, for obvious reasons.

Hugh Enox
La Honda, California, USA