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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:38 pm 
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I saw some time ago - pro mechanic put some stuff to fill gap between rim and tire. It was like silicone or glue or something. Anyone have idea what stuff is that.

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Was it a new Mavic wheel? I think they came up with some little strip that would fill that space in the seemingly endless quest for more areoness. That's the only thing I can think of. Seems kinda silly to me.

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It was some years ago - video how they prepair TT bike. Same function as mavics strip. I want to do it on front wheel for TT races and wich will be the best to fill gap and not to destroy tubular (or even rim carbone)

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Silicone RTV works from the hardware store will work. Use some electrical tape to cover the rim breaking surface. Use a sharp edge, not your finger, to doctor the silicone.

That said, the leading surface seems to be more important to drag than the gap. Look at the mavic cx80 w and without the strip, or the bontrager r3 vs r4 tires. They are very marginal improvements, mostly at higher yaws. Doubt this would translate to real speed. I would only do it on the front wheel.

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thx!

in mission to get the most from front wheel it is worth to do it.

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is it UCI legal to fill gap?

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