it shouldn't hurt the glue layer, but it's not necessary to touch the glue layer anyway - and no need for gloves, i don't get glue on my fingers, gloves just affect grip/feel and make it harderjlok wrote: ↑Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:06 amHi all I'm tubular newbie. I dive into tubular sea because I'm building a new c-brake bike to join some local racing. And I think why not try to glue mine to understand why you guys are so into it...
anyway, I have already done the 1st base layer on the rim and the lovely Vittoria Corsa, and read through some pages up to ard 60...
one thing I'm not so sure is the actual mounting step below. Would the grabbing of the tire "damage" the dry glue layer on the tire?
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when mounting you should be gripping the sides on the tub as you mount it, maintaining even tension as your hands 'slide' along moving the tub onto the rim
takes practice, but as i do it i can feel the position of the edge of the basetape vs. the side of the rim, this lets me adjust position as i go and get it on straight as possible before any final correction
practice with dry rim/tub a few times to get a feel for the process