Veloplugs on Tubular Wheels?

indyjones
indyjones Posts: 114
edited April 2015 in Workshop
Good morning,

Might be a daft question but just got my first set of carbon tubular wheels. I have be advised to use veloplugs, but would these be more of an disadvantage being too lumpy ? From internet searches it seems they are normally used as alternative to rim tape on clinchers to stop the tube going up in the holes, but there is nothing about tubular I guess where they are that much thicker due to the tube being sown in?

I am planning on using tubtape rather than adhesive, if that makes any difference.......

Cheers :)

Comments

  • dgunthor
    dgunthor Posts: 644
    i've never used rim tape or equivalent on tubulars

    the tub itself has fabric that acts as a rim tape (i've had no issues in 10 years)
  • indyjones
    indyjones Posts: 114
    Cheers, yeah rim tape would be down right dangerous, although I did not know if veloplugs would be different. I can see what you mean where it kinda has rim tape stitched in anyway.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    You don't need anything, you just glue the tyre onto the rim... whoever advised you to use veloplugs doesn't know what he's talking about
    left the forum March 2023
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    ^^ this. No idea why you would need to use veloplugs (or even rm tape) on tub rims
  • term1te
    term1te Posts: 1,462
    Gerd Schraner always corked the spoke holes on tubular rims, but then he advocated tying the crossing spokes too, and I can't remember the last time I saw any wheels with tied spokes.
  • indyjones
    indyjones Posts: 114
    Cheers, it seems to be the belts and braces approach at my local tri club. Seems strange to me.
  • Smokin Joe
    Smokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    indyjones wrote:
    Cheers, it seems to be the belts and braces approach at my local tri club. Seems strange to me.
    Tri club says it all. They are a strange bunch.
  • indyjones
    indyjones Posts: 114
    ^ That did actually make me chuckle.

    I think I am not gonna bother using them and when I come to replace the tyres see how much they have mushroomed. As I am using Tub tape I would imagine not a lot.....

    Thank you all.
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    They won't have mushroomed at all. Whoever invented that theory needs a slap.