Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:14 pm

All times are UTC+01:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Tubulars and Veloplugs
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:33 am
Posts: 29
This might be a daft question, but I need to ask...!

I bought some 24mm carbon tubular wheels from Farsports to see if I get on with them before investing in something more expensive. (Wheels seem good, but quite prone to cross-winds)

All seems to have gone well, I admit I don't venture too far yet as I've not sussed out my puncture strategy but that's the next step.

Still, when I was gluing the tyres etc. I put Veloplugs in the spoke holes and glued 'over' the Veloplugs. Is this correct? I needed to put Veloplugs in didn't I ? In all the threads I've not seen people say what they do with spoke holes.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:20 am
Posts: 325
.


Last edited by Causidicus on Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:13 am 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 6:43 pm
Posts: 3113
BITD we used to use small cork bungs in the spoke holes. Both gives a flatter bed profile (no holes) and keeps the glue off the heads of the nipples. So you can true with the tub in place. (when its deflated of course)

With modern rims being far far stiffer, i doubt whether the bonus of being able to true with the tyre in situ is that much of an issue. And as above, the veloplugs make the rim bed less uniform as they bulge up slightly. Not sure how well tub glue will stick to the plastic surface of the plug either.


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:25 am
Posts: 4815
Location: Canada
You never need to worry about the spoke holes when gluing a tubular wheel. No need to glue around them, either. When you apply the glue, 'load' the rim between the spoke holes and spread the glue right over top. Very little will get down there, certainly not nearly enough to make trying the wheel any kind of issue (other than wheels for which you need to adjust the nipples from the inside, in which case you have a different problem).


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:20 am
Posts: 325
.


Last edited by Causidicus on Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:30 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:41 am 
Offline
Tubbie Guru

Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 2:20 am
Posts: 5851
Location: Belgium
Hi,

Quote:
Yes, you can drag the brush straight over the hole but a little extra care/dexterity with the brush can avoid any extra glue being left within the spoke hole at all.


It only becomes a minor problem when rim cement gets stuck in the spoke holes of rim with internal nipples.
Nothing a bit of petrol won't cure but most FMs don't like to see rim cement here, it's sticky and doesn't provide proper grip for spoke keys.

That said, the Veloplug idea to prevent cement from entering the rim is rather cute. Just remove them before the glue settles, clean them and that's that. Neat.

Ciao, ;)

_________________
Being a snob is an expensive hobby.


Top
   
Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:41 am 


Top
   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Help me get some tubulars

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Road

zalle

32

1795

Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:51 pm

Geoff View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Dye-ing tubulars

in Road

NiFTY

7

600

Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:01 am

MJB View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Lightweight Gen III Tubulars

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

thedonnydino

0

460

Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:57 am

thedonnydino View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Where to find 27 mm tubulars

in Everything wheels

GambadiLegno

2

317

Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:53 pm

GambadiLegno View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Schwalbe one tubulars

in Everything wheels

russianbear

11

883

Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:58 am

HakeemT View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Boardman, rgamble and 4 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:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited