Re: [CR]Opinion please... Tubular tire tape

(Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi)

Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 13:43:11 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: TheCrimson Permanent Assurance
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Opinion please... Tubular tire tape
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Don Williams wrote:
> I really like riding tubulars... Gluing them up, not so much.
> What do you all think of using tire tape...? The Tufo stuff.
> Have you used it? Did you like it? The regular or extreme stuff?
> I read about doing light glue on the rim and tire with the tape...
> Does that help? Or does it just make it more messy?

I started using the Tufo tape a couple years ago and haven't looked back. I used the "Extreme" tape with new Hutchinson tires and didn't have any problems, but I've heard of problems with the base tape getting pulled off with older tires.

John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA