I'm new here and have a question about sticking tubs - I had a quick search and couldn't see this specific question covered already -
I did my first couple of CX races last year, and I'm wondering if I need to re-stick my tubs after they've been 'resting' since last winter? They were stored in the house, partially inflated.
They're Tufo Cubus, and I stuck them *only* using Jantex tape last year. Is it worth pulling them off and re-sticking with tape AND glue, as per the guide here?:
I'm just wondering what the general rule of thumb here is about how long the tape stays effective- I know nobody's gonna know how well I stuck them in the first place...
Any help gratefully received!
Thanks for your help Ian - point taken! Re-sticking it is then. Should I completely clean down the rims, or is it fine to have the residual old glue from the tape still on there?
I think I will re-stick anyway, even if it's just for psychological benefit. I guess it's also the fact that with CX tubs you don't have the tyre pressure helping them stay on too (unlike road ones).
After getting the rims second-hand last year, with old glue on, I couldn't bear the scrubbing and scraping to get them completely clean again - but as it's just newish tape on there I guess it shouldn't be such an onerous task this time...
Usually the tape comes off with the tub, so the rim should be clean. It can be a pain getting the tape off the tub and be careful not to pull the tub finishing strip off with the tape! if you do, impact adhesive or tub glue (similar products) is great for sticking it back.
Nice one, thanks Kristian
Do these look normal as I was about to send them back!!!?