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Glue or tape

team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
edited May 2014 in Road buying advice
First time tubs user, which would you recommend, tape or glue, and why :D

my isetta is a 300cc bike


  • Glue

    Tape is fine....until you come to change the tub! You'll be picking off shreds of bloody tape for hours and it will make a right old mess. Glue, you don't even need to remove the old stuff- just reapply a thin coat on top of the old one and it will "merge", with the old glue to form an even better bond.
  • neebneeb Posts: 4,467
    Glue, because it's the proper way.. :wink:

    A tip from my personal experience that some people will doubtless disagree with: use the small tubes of mastik 1 and spread the glue with a vinyl-gloved finger rather than using a big tin and a brush...

    The tin & brush was nightmare for me. Maybe I got a bad/old tin in which the glue was too viscous, but it went everywhere and seemed to be drying almost before I could get it on. With the small tubes it was a dawdle, just apply a thin line / dibs and dabs and spread evenly with gloved finger.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 16,066
    glue, and the glue shall be vittoria mastik 1
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Thanks for your advice guys, looks like it's glue then, and Vittoria at that! :D

    I like the idea of individual tubes of glue as it's sounds less messy and bike company's are more likely to post those to here rather than pots of glue.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • DHA987SDHA987S Posts: 284
    Buy some brushes from amazon/ebay search for "acid brush" these are a perfect size and fit into the rimbed almost exactly.
  • Glue is better, but try tape first as its doesn't require any thinking about.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    Glue goes off, so the tins are meant for people who use it all the time and it does go thick and horrible. Tubes are better for occasional use. Is Vittoria suitable for carbon rims?
  • itsnotaraceitsnotarace Posts: 518
    Is Vittoria suitable for carbon rims?

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