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Justin

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At the risk of opening a can of worms, does anyone here have much experience with Japanese brands of tubular glue, tape, and sealant? Any recommendations? Anything I should take care to avoid? Cheers.
 
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andywood

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Thanks. How would you say it compares to, say, Carogna?
Sorry, the only brand I can compare it to is Soyo and I thought it was better than that.

Apparently tape doesn't perform as well as glue. Though I find that hard to believe as the tyre is making contact with the road.

Even if it is the case, I like the covenince of swapping tyres quickly.

And when you put tyres on for the first time, you don't need to leave them overnight like with glue.

Andy
 
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If ever there was a cue for grizzled glue advocates to enter the fray ...

Thanks Andy.
 
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andywood

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If ever there was a cue for grizzled glue advocates to enter the fray ...

Thanks Andy.
No worries, you inspired me to put some new tyres on for next Saturday's TT.

Will give them a test ride tomorrow😆

Andy
 
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I used to use the Miyata tape. Never had any problems with it but I switched to glue, mainly because it is cheaper. Trying to get an old glued tyre off is a royal pain in the arse though.
 
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Edit re: the tape adhering to the tyre.

That is true for my carbon road rims. The tyre comes off with a sticky black strip attached.

But on the TT zipp wheels, it adheres to the rim (the base of the tyre comes off like new) and is dry to touch. I think that tyres pumped up to full pressure will adhere to the rim, much like they will to a dry coat of glue, but didn't want to risk it for a race, so I added a new layer of tape.

Will see how they roll tomorrow.

Andy
 
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New tyres and 9 seconds off the KOM for my local TT test route today.

A little bit of noise from the front tyre. It may have been rattle from the valve. I secured the valve and will test run the tyre again.

Beautiful weather here today so I was able to take the TT on in almost summer kit.


Roll on spring!

Andy
 
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Nice one. I assume you’re a long way from Tokyo if you had weather like that today. It was bloody awful here.
 
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Nice one. I assume you’re a long way from Tokyo if you had weather like that today. It was bloody awful here.
Just over the hill in Niigata.

After a hard winter training in the garage, I find myself with all this unseasonal sunshine... but I can't ride so much as it's time to ease off before a race next weekend😱

Didn't stop me chasing the kids home from the park though...

Andy