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Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:20 am
by robnfl
fdegrove wrote:...In case you haven't keep some talcum powder ready to ease the installation and check, make that double check, that no latex is pinched between the rim and tyre before you inflate the thing. Otherwise...Kaboum. :?

While you're at it check that there are no rough edges on you rim, valve hole and that you use a cloth rim tape (if needed). Velox and the like are fine, Michelin's plastic rim tape often present too many rough edges for latex inner tubes too last more than a few hundred miles...

Ciao, :wink:

Yeah, I've always used talc powder on my tubes and I learned many many years ago to check that the tubes aren't caught between the rim and tube. I'm currently using ROX tape...this is WW's right :wink:
Thanks for the advice!


Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:20 am
by Weenie

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:57 am
by theremery
If you can find it locally, the Ritchey red WCS tape is a few grams lighter and has a nice smooth transition from the rim to the tape. It is made of some sort of woven nylon ribbon (like lightweight jacket material) and I have run it on my MTB for 3 years now (local stockists don't have it anymore or I'd have it on my road clinchers too).

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:12 pm
by Amadeus
Any cloth tape will do...

But I would use Veloplug!