Re: [CR]Shall I use it or not?

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From: <RALEIGH531@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 14:37:42 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Shall I use it or not?
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 8/20/01 12:25:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time, olof.stroh@hem.utfors.se writes:


> Saturday the rear blew - see bottles above - yesterday I glued the very last
> one on the rim, using Clements original opaque red glue of course. It looks
> beautiful. In fact it would tear my heart to abuse it like wont.
>
> Shall I play hard and decide that they were built to use or shall I get the
> hubs
> new rims,hang rim and tubular on my livingroom wall (canĀ“t be many pristine
> CdMs left) and settle to a life on clinchers?
>
>

I think now that you've glued them on, might as well ride them and enjoy them instead of watching them rot. You'd have to tear them off the rims to remove the spokes anyway.

Tires and gum rubber brake hoods have to be the hardest thing to keep good on a bike. Unless you put them a way in a cold dark freezer maybe. Of course if you still have some of the old flatted tires maybe you want to practice tubular repair?

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA