Carbon tubular wheels… I need some advice.

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I come from the old school of cycling. You know… Steel lugged frames, down tube shifters, stright block 6 speed, friction, non aero brake hoods, Duegi leather lace up shoes (god I miss those!) and of course, glueing and removing tubular tires…

Some of you new kids have NO idea what I’m talking about! I’m so old.

but this is new for me. I bought a set of Easton Tempest 2 Carbon Tubuler wheels and I am flabbergasted. What? I can’t sand the glue off? I can’t use a heat gun and borax?

What is this world coming to?

So any hints? can I use goof off? Acetone is great but it’s more for a clean up AFTER I get the glue off, correct?

3 Responses to “Carbon tubular wheels… I need some advice.”

  • Hey Brian,
    Welcome to the trackie world. :) Last summer I spent countless hours scrapping off glue from my Zipps only to find out that they don’t have to be that clean – the re-glued tube needs something to stick to, right? So I stopped being neurotic about it, left some glue on the rim and called it a day. I haven’t rolled that tire off the rim yet! Yes, it’s a pain in the butt to scrape but it worked.

    Good luck and metal nail files work great – so do screw drivers!


    Juicey — January 29, 2008 at 10:09 am
  • Screw driver? that would probably be better than my belt sander, eh?

    Brian — January 29, 2008 at 10:13 am
  • Don’t worry about the extra glue unless you have big, dried chunks; which you can rip off with your fingers anyway. Old glue just helps new glue stick so in cases where you miss a spot, the old glue will actually help.

    Just get rid of the obscenely large pieces and then glue a new tire on. Done.

    Martin — February 1, 2008 at 5:08 pm
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