None taken, its good to talk over these things
However, your answer re Belgium taping deflects a question: Cyclocross tyres have to hold on wheels at lower pressures so are we saying that this method does not work? That doesn't add up. What is the science or reasoning?
I've not tried that tape without extra glue so I don't know. What I am saying is that when the tub is removed there is a very even spread of glue on the base tape I suppose and there is still a layer containing most of the string carrier still on the rim. With glued tubs, I often found the result of removing a tub more uneven on the rim and tub. Probably speaks volumes about my glueing technique though
To say that something has always been done a particular way and it is therefore the best method, is just crazy. There would never be any progress or innovation in anything if everyone took that line. How long does it take before something is considered acceptable? Is it OK for some types of cycling but not others? If so why?
I'm not against glueing or pro tape btw (I've tried both), just debating the merits of tape vs glue.
It is a really hard issue to debate. People have a mindset and are hard to change! I know many people who do crit racing all the time, and some of them have been racing on tape for several years with no problems at all.
I was all set to use tape when I first got my tubulars 5 months ago. But I thought I should try glue at least once, to see how hard it would be. I watched this video several times http://youtu.be/OGw3DlZMRGI
, read through the gluing thread. I've been riding those wheels now for 4.5 months with no issues at all. I don't think I'll ever use tape, except for side road flat change, and only if the CafeLatex fails to repair a puncture.