Making the transition to tubulars

Everything about building wheels, glueing tubs, etc.
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Duplicate post!

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Probably selling Enve classic 45s laced to Alchemy Elf/Orc hubs mint cond. This winter/spring if anyones interested pls pm me. Thanks!



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stax wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:32 am
After many hours of research on this and the glueing tubulars thread, I recently put my first set of Enve 4.5 tubs onto a new Mosaic RT1 frame. I went into the process a bit nervous but feeling well prepared from all the reading I'd done and it was a smooth and simple process. I didn't do a great job of centring the front but it wasn't too noticeable till riding. I have since removed, re-glued and re-centred it, and that too was a simple process, purely because I felt knowledgeable going into it. Many thanks to the good folks who give their time and experience to help out us tub noobs on this forum. I wouldn't have considered moving from clinchers had I not had this amount of information simply and freely available.

Thanks again, and for anybody wondering- yes, it is very much worth it.
Not as fast, simple or clean as doing clinchers but I'm on my fourth set of tubulars and I can now get two old ones ripped from the rims and two new ones installed and pretty well centered in less than half an hour.

I have plenty of cycling buddies who'll take longer than that to change 2 clincher tires.

And just like you, mainly thanks to the great info on this forum and the (lesser) info in a Spanish one I frequent.
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Keep spreading the word! Tubulars are no problem.

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Nefarious86 wrote:
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Then hurry up and buy them hahaha

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I would be interested in the two 22mm tyres. Are they worth buying at that price, what are they like in general. I usually ride Veloflex Carbons.
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I just made the switch! Thanks everyone for all the info in this sticky thread.
Geoff wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:03 pm
Keep spreading the word! Tubulars are no problem.

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What did you choose?

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Well stuff that! I've been training on tubulars for the last 7 months and got my first puncture today, took me over half an hour to peel the old tyre off and then a nightmare to stretch the spare pre glued tyre on.

I used to race on tubulars over 20 years ago but training on them...f#@&k that! I'm back to clinchers for my training wheels from now on...
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Wingnut wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:06 pm
Well stuff that! I've been training on tubulars for the last 7 months and got my first puncture today, took me over half an hour to peel the old tyre off and then a nightmare to stretch the spare pre glued tyre on.

I used to race on tubulars over 20 years ago but training on them...f#@&k that! I'm back to clinchers for my training wheels from now on...
Use tape and can have a tyre changed in minutes and im a novice. It's so easy and clean. Carry a tufo tyre, nice a light no pre stretching and you'll be on your way in 5 mins with clean hands.

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I just rip the tub off. It can be a he-man effort and to get started a tyre lever is useful.

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KCookie wrote:
Wingnut wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:06 pm
Well stuff that! I've been training on tubulars for the last 7 months and got my first puncture today, took me over half an hour to peel the old tyre off and then a nightmare to stretch the spare pre glued tyre on.

I used to race on tubulars over 20 years ago but training on them...f#@&k that! I'm back to clinchers for my training wheels from now on...
Use tape and can have a tyre changed in minutes and im a novice. It's so easy and clean. Carry a tufo tyre, nice a light no pre stretching and you'll be on your way in 5 mins with clean hands.
You mean use tape on the spare tire or on the original mount?

A buddy of mine his TT was mounted with tape... guess he’s not as paranoid like me worrying about tubs rolling off the tape.


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Just use the original tape. When you pull the tyre off the tape will stay on the rim. Mount the spare tyre and carry on riding. So easy with no mess. All done in 5 mins. Once im home I put new tape on and a new tyre.

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