Tire Chat


#5001

[quote=cookietruck][quote=kmcdon][quote=cookietruck][quote=Recumbentist]Hey look what I found in my basement. They are at least 3 years old but should be okay. You can have a shitty sprinter too.

pm me.[/quote]

ILU ferg.

jimmy send him that PM and put some stan’s sealant in those tires. enjoy.[/quote]
[color=#f90]ORANGE SEAL[/color][/quote]

stans worked awesome a few years ago when i was riding tubs all the time, specifically with tires with latex tubes.
had it in some conti stehers with butyl tubes and it let me down…[/quote]

What’s the verdict on latex + sealant? I ask because I am not willing to attempt tubeless on my road bike, and was wondering bout putting orange seal into latex tubes.

Stupid idea, or best idea?


#5002

I know for a fact that Caffelatex works fine in high-quality tubulars with latex tubes. Can’t speak to any others.

And just a DC (probably dumb comment because I’m sure you already know this) – don’t use latex if you have rim brake carbon rims.


#5003

Caffelatex or Vittoria Pit Stop are what the trackies use.


#5004

I don’t have those, but why? Is it a heat thing?


#5005

Yes they will melt. I didn’t know that when I got my first carbon rims. Although nothing bad happened, when I did finally get a routine puncture, I popped the tire and attempted to remove the latex tubes–they were basically glued inside the rims, presumably from melting a little.


#5006

Whoa thanks Ferg! Unfortunately I do have carpet fiber rims. But I think I’ve got it all sorted.


#5007

I was talking about latex tubes in carbon clinchers…it’s fine in a tubular.

Does all set mean you don’t want them?


#5008

Yeah I will pass. Going to sell these tubular wheels and go with clinchers. The more I think about it, messing about with tubs is not what I need to be doing right now.

Thanks again tho.


#5009

Heh I still have some tubulars and veloflex roubaix in basement. Maybe I’ll grab those from you next time I’m up there. Just leave em in the mailbox :wink:


#5010

the hoarder in me wants to say send them down here…but he already sent me a pair of fmb’s!!! …someone else should use them…


#5011

[quote=jimmythefly]Yeah I will pass. Going to sell these tubular wheels and go with clinchers. The more I think about it, messing about with tubs is not what I need to be doing right now.

Thanks again tho.[/quote]

I think everyone should try tubulars for a while, it’s quite entertaining, albeit kind of a pointless time suck.


#5012

I actually think these would go really nicely on the fixed gear I plan to roll around the city on in fair weather. I almost have all the parts for it, including a campy carbon crank. The frame itself is an old black on black cdale capo with a huge top tube dent, lol.

Is that a ludicrous enough use for tarck?


#5013

You are not skidding on my FMBs


#5014

ferg, what width are those tires? I might be interested.


#5015

lol

I use brakes man. Skidding was cool when I was 8 (also on dirt sometimes).


#5016

I actually think these would go really nicely on the fixed gear I plan to roll around the city on in fair weather. I almost have all the parts for it, including a campy carbon crank. The frame itself is an old black on black cdale capo with a huge top tube dent, lol.

Is that a ludicrous enough use for tarck?[/quote]

Ha, that’s pretty close to the only use mine ever received, minus the fixed part, but with a more vintage flair.


#5017

I’m prolly gonna destroy my veloflex rouabaix on this bike if/when I ever finish it. When the hell else am I going to ride tubulars?


#5018

25 mm. Are you going to race on them?


#5019

lol

I use brakes man. Skidding was cool when I was 8 (also on dirt sometimes).[/quote]

That would still be a very sad use of FMBs, especially these :slight_smile: WOuld you like a Sprinter?


#5020

It would add an air of respectability to my rides to and from various bars.