HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: I cut the base tape...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:12 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:19 am
Posts: 63
So I'm rather new to tubulars, and upon getting my first flat, I repaired my tire without first learning how to properly repair tires. I cut the base tape. Then I patched the tube and the tread, and sewed it up with some upholstery thread. I then inflated it to 130psi, and left it over night. My repair held fine, there were no bulges, or any anomalies in the tires shape.

A few weeks pass, and then I read up on proper tubular repair... Uh oh. The word seems to be 'never cut the base tape'

Do you guys think my tire is safe to ride, or is it trash? It's a super cheap tire, but I wouldn't mind saving the $30...

If this is a horrendously stupid question, feel free to make fun of me, I probably deserve it!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:25 am
Posts: 4581
Location: Canada
Yeah, I did that when I first repaired a tire, too. I glued it up and had no problem (from that, anyway)...


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:53 am 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Juanmoretime and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Rest & recovery weeks during base

in Training

ACDC

4

815

Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:29 am

Nefarious86 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Flexible base saddles like the Fizik Kurve

in Road

HTML

0

152

Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:21 am

HTML View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Rim tape weight

in MTB

TheRookie

10

985

Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:01 pm

TheRookie View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. zipp 202 and tufo tape

in Road

Krull

6

446

Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:20 am

myungjinkim View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Rim Tape on Carbon Clinchers

in Everything wheels

fogman

7

535

Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:04 am

fogman View the latest post


It is currently Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:59 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB