gb103 wrote:Is this normal? Or am I putting the glue on too thickly? I only ask because I have read that people say they are quicker to replace a tub than a clincher.
if you don't want to save the tire, there is always the option (eg a timed event) of slitting the casing with a razor blade and then using leverage to pull the tire. can be pretty quick but sacrifices the tire.
fdegrove wrote:Keep in mind also that some of us build in some weak spot just for the purpose of being quick in changing a tub.
Thick layers of cement are actually even easier but unwanted as they take like for ever to fully cure and up rolling resistance since they just stay too soft. Too much room for minuscule movements creating losses.
just found it interesting to mention both of these in the same post. leaving a weak spot would affect rolling resistance. i'm not saying it matters (that is a personal opinion), but if one is going to say that thicker layers of glue result in higher rolling resistance, then it is worth noting that intentionally leaving a gap in the glue with have a similar effect.
again, no judgment from me on the relative merits, i just want others to know there are trade-offs.