aside from a damp road (not full on wet) ride about three weeks ago it's not been exposed to water, nor to any chemicals apart from being glued, since then some hot rides, though still only about 800km total on the tyre
it's the front wheel
i'm inclined to just glue it back with contact adhesive, before i do, any ideas? or am i better binning it and put a veloflex on?
the idea of the tread parting company on a fast bend is scary!
When you glue it, use a toothpick to spread the Barge evenly on both surfaces. Use more toothpicks to keep the two surfaces separate (this can be tricky, as the glue is really sticky). You need to make sure that the Barge cement cures properly before joining the tread and casing. It only takes about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, clamp it gently, but firmly (there is still a tube in there). I use a spring-loaded plastic clamp from a set I got at Rona. In the old days, I used a textbook, that worked fine, too.
fyi i'm on a cycling vacation so limited in what i can get access to, my old tube of barge has run out fixing a basetape, there are some very fast corners and a few places needing 'heroic' braking, i'm not keen on trusting with unknown glues!
but in the bike box i had two spare front and two spare rear tubs with me (all veloflex), plus mastik and brishes, made it an easy option to just change the strada for now
i'l see what dugast say, and decide what to do once i'm back
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