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    Not delivered yet, but for once in my life I actually won something ! And since my knee no longer likes me running, even for CX distances, Belgianwerks is graciously swapping out the tires for set of Paris-Roubaixs. They're great folks, and a fun place to visit if you're in their area north of Milwaukee. Supporters of the Cheesehead Roubaix event in the spring.

    Looking forward to personally experiencing the magic carpet ride I read about here. Thank you Belgianwerckx!
     

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    700x38 and 32 tires from Compass:

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    Veloflex Record tires, my first set of tubulars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Veloflex Record tires, my first set of tubulars.

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    Well, you're starting with the best! Since riding is probably not happening where you live until spring, just mount them for stretching and hang them in the basement for the winter.
     

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    I love my Veloflex clinchers, so I am excited to try these. These are actually going to be for use indoors at the track, so hoping to use them sometime next month! Soon as I finish building the wheels my plan was to mount them dry to the rim and inflate them to stretch them for a week or 2 until I am ready to glue them. Is that the best way to do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    I love my Veloflex clinchers, so I am excited to try these. These are actually going to be for use indoors at the track, so hoping to use them sometime next month! Soon as I finish building the wheels my plan was to mount them dry to the rim and inflate them to stretch them for a week or 2 until I am ready to glue them. Is that the best way to do it?
    That's a good start. Veloflex don't need too much stretching but that's how I do it with mine. Get someone with experience to help install them and show you the ropes. It's not that hard to do but getting a first hand demonstration is always good. They're very nice tires - as good as it gets!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Soon as I finish building the wheels my plan was to mount them dry to the rim and inflate them to stretch them for a week or 2 until I am ready to glue them. Is that the best way to do it?
    You can stretch 'em on the unbuilt rims too. They shouldn't be too hard to get on, but pre-stretching the tires makes
    it a bit easier when you glue the tires to keep things clean. You can follow the glue instructions posted in the Wiki section,
    but the key to a neat job is putting electrical tape around the rims on the brake sidewalls.

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    Yeah I may need to hunt someone down to guide me (don't want to end up with glue everywhere!). I don't even know anyone not riding clinchers out of my network of riding pals, so I've just been reading some posts/tutorials on how to do it, and was going to tackle it from there. From what I gather the general recommendations seems to be 3 coats of glue on the rim, 24 hrs between each to allow each coat to dry—with the exception of the third and final coat being left wet to allow for repositioning when putting on the tire. Also ready that latex glove works better than acid brushes. Any other advice is appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantM View Post
    but the key to a neat job is putting electrical tape around the rims on the brake sidewalls.
    -g
    I was thinking about this very thing last night. I've already built up the wheels, but just need to finish tensioning them. Should be able to mount the tires this week while I hunt down some Mastik locally. I was actually going to bring some Mastik home with me from a work trip but read at the last minute it is "banned" from air travel, so that plan went out the window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Yeah I may need to hunt someone down to guide me (don't want to end up with glue everywhere!). I don't even know anyone not riding clinchers out of my network of riding pals, so I've just been reading some posts/tutorials on how to do it, and was going to tackle it from there. From what I gather the general recommendations seems to be 3 coats of glue on the rim, 24 hrs between each to allow each coat to dry—with the exception of the third and final coat being left wet to allow for repositioning when putting on the tire. Also ready that latex glove works better than acid brushes. Any other advice is appreciated!
    That's about right. Thin coats of glue is all you need. I dab a bit between the spokes and spread it thinly with a plastic bag over my finger tip. When you install the tire, start with the rim vertical and the valve at the top and stretch the tire downwards. You can practice this pre-glue to get the technique. And with the glue still wet you can get the tire centered, while inflated.

    The tape idea is a good one.

    I think practicing with it dry will help. It's not hard but as someone who has made some epic messes of glue and sidewalls, I'd recommend a dry run first!
     

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    Received this POS jacket tuesday





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    I have used the Records myself. Very fine tire as long as the surface is smooth as they do not have much for puncture resistance. I use them just for time trials.
    Good luck and congrats

    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Veloflex Record tires, my first set of tubulars.

    10808537_1495541280712308_1862541314_n.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjmstang View Post
    I have used the Records myself. Very fine tire as long as the surface is smooth as they do not have much for puncture resistance. I use them just for time trials.
    he's planning on using them here:

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    Great choice then
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    Assos S7 Equipe bibs super cheap, and Boure thermal kickers...
     

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    bling..


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    A few sets of these in the 29er size. 26mm inner width, 385g. They're not for me tho, sadly.

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    More flux, more brass, and a set of blades for a segmented fork that'll get built this weekend.
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    +1 to praxis works. stiff and pick up the chain nicely.

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    A set of rocky mount lock cores. Why you pricks just didn't use the same size Sks cores as thule and Yakima I will never know. I hope you at least buy pizza and beer with my cash.
     

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