Tape is hateful. I like glue in partiular Vittoria Mastik one Other tubular cements are just not as good - not strong enough or more messy.
Paint a good layer of mastik one on the rim and tyre and leave overnight (or for a few hours in a warm room till it hardens). Then mount the tyre, inflate to 20 or 30 psi and centre it on the rim. Inflate to max pressue or 100 psi which ever is lower and quite quickly you will have a very firm bond. Its a contact adhesive, so it bonds on contact.
This method differ from Vittoria's instruction but does not leave mess on you or the tyre sidewalls. The glue takes more than 5 minutes to dry in England.
Apply a layer to your spare tub which whould be stowed under the saddle with a toeclip strap or tyre holder. At the roadside remove your punctured tub and fit your preglued spare. The bond will be strong and this is the beauty of Mastik One Glue and it makes tubular tyres useable for normal riding.
Tub gluing is a ritual. It is the whole point of tubulars. Make a cup of tea and use the best and try not to get it on your clothes.
If you buy 30g tubes well that enough only for one rim so you might as well buy a 250g tin. Dont skimp on the glue your life quite litterally depends on it.
COVID 19 update. Overseas shipping is now with a courier only. UPS or Parcel force.
Orders placed in the afternoon normally get sent the next workday where possible. Orders placed before noon are often sent the same day but this is not guaranteed. Priority is given to Royal Mail Special delivery items always.
Same day disptach is not guaranteed due to volume of mail order. In general we are not operating with big delays in dispatch if any.
- Standard shipping is with Royal Mail using there 24 service. Cost £3. This is not a guaranteed service and takes 1-7 days normally but can be longer. The tracking number is not tracking but is a conformation of delivery code. If the item has been delivered to you or a neighbour then the tracking shows something otherwise it won't. If the item is needed urgently then pay for the courier/special delivery.
- For a £7 surcharge, a next day (not sunday) tracked service (from dispatch) with Royal mail special delivery is used. You get an hour delivery slot by text. It's a fine service and worth the money. This only works for items up to 2kg. beyond that it gets very expensive and Parcel Force 24 tracked is used.
- Rims are sent by courier only- cost £10. UPS is used. A phone number and email address must be supplied to allow me to book in. This service can also be picked for smaller items that you want delivered by UPS.
- Wheels shipping cost is £15 (cost of courier + cost of the box) next day. To NI, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and that is a two day service.
Due to the disruption in postal services during 2020, misdeliveries, customs issues and long delays all overseas shipping is now with UPS or Parcel Force. Parcel mass and destination affect price. So the following applies. I do not offer cheaper slower mail services anymore. Please don't ask as it means you have not read this page. There is no circumstance where i will use a cheaper service.
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