Tag archive for ‘glue’

  • Mechanical Monday: Should You Be Buying Tubulars Early? The Aging Process, Explained

    The Challenge Limus tubular tire, in 700x33c width, 300tpi casing. © Cyclocross Magazine

    If you’re planning on ordering some new tires for gravel racing (like Challenge’s Almanzo or Eroica, reviewed here), you might want to also order your cyclocross tubulars. Why? Like fine wine and cheese, tubulars benefit from the aging process! Emily…

  • Mechanical Monday: Re-gluing Tubulars

    Cyclocross tires, like this Dugast, are narrow with dirt tread

    Mechanical Monday is back, and we’re testing out a new feature: Reader Questions. If you have a mechanical question, feel free to ask it in the comments, on Twitter, on Facebook, or in our Cowbell Forum. Today, our topic is…

  • Mechanical Mondays: Gluing Tubies, How Clean Is Clean Enough?

    How much glue should you leave on the rim when cleaning? Kenton Berg

    Gluing tubulars can be stressful enough, and there are so many different “best ways” of getting the job done. This week, we wanted to look at one question that we hear a lot when talking about gluing up tubulars: when gluing new tires on a wheel that’s been used and glued before, what kind of prep should you be doing? And more specifically, how clean do you want your rims to be before gluing on new tires?

  • Mechanical Mondays: Gluing Tubular Cyclocross Tires

    cyclocross-tubular-dugast-mud-cxm

    We’ve been reviewing new tires like the Limus from Challenge, and talking about some great wheelsets you might want to consider for the season. A few we’ve looked at so far include the Williams Cyclocross Tubular, the Zipp 303 Cyclocross…

  • Gut Wrenching Mechanical Mondays: Gluing ’Cross Tubulars

    Gut-Wrenching Mechanical Mondays makes its heroic return, this time under the guidance of Daimeon Shanks and Nick Legan – pro mechanics and co-owners of The Service Course repair shop in Boulder, Colorado. By now, many of you have tried other…

  • BikeSnob NYC Gets Sticky: Think Before You Glue

    So you’ve now read different ways on how to secure your cyclocross tubular tires, but should you do it? Your favorite bike snob weighs in on this sticky issue. by BikeSnobNYC Cyclocross, despite its inherent absurdity and discomfort, can hook…



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