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    Quote Originally Posted by steelbikerider View Post
    Back in the day, I used Tubasti white for training wheels and Wolber gold for race wheels. The Tubasti stayed a little tacky and made changing flats fairly easy. I didn't do any crit cornering on training wheels or fast descending because there is just isn't any in Texas but I was never concerned with rolling a tire and having a used tire(usually a patched sew-up) as a spare meant that it already had a layer of old glue on it. Is Tubasti still available or are there better choices(not tape). I have been wanting to build up a pair of sew-up wheels again for fondos or special rides. I would go for DA hubs and HED Belgium rims and 25-27mm Veloflex tires.
    I'm surprised that anyone that ever used Tubasti has anything good to say about at all. I use Vittoria on everything including Continental. I don't like their normal glue and hate their carbon glue. Vittoria makes Mastik One and Mastik Pro. One comes in tubes and cans, Pro (which is apparently water clean up) comes in little satchels. I'd stick w/ Mastik One.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Yeah, if you don't mind a 9-week wait for their slow ship from Timbuktu to make the delivery.....Never, EVER again will I patronize that bunch of yobs.....
    Dang. You sure got an axe to grind.
    Yeah, they take their sweet time to deliver stuff from England. But everybody knows that.
    Typically, though, roughly two weeks average for me.
    Lately, I stocked up on their Veloflex tubs, taking advantage of discounts that brought my cost to around $60ea with free shipping.
    Six pairs now stored in a dark, cool closet for several years of cycling enjoyment.

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    I always had problems when I used Vittoria Mastic One on Continental Tires. The glue that held the base tape on seems to loosen it's grip on the base of the tire. It never did that with Conti glue. I just kept both types of glue handy in boxes of tubes, not cans.
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    Been running Veloflex Arenbergs as every-day tires on 38 section carbon for the past year. Very happy with them. Carry Bontrager TLR for flats but only have used (successfully) on the rear so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I'm surprised that anyone that ever used Tubasti has anything good to say about at all. I use Vittoria on everything including Continental. I don't like their normal glue and hate their carbon glue. Vittoria makes Mastik One and Mastik Pro. One comes in tubes and cans, Pro (which is apparently water clean up) comes in little satchels. I'd stick w/ Mastik One.
    Tubasti and other "gutta" type glues (like Gommitalia) never really dry out. I used to use it on one wheelset that I used during the colder months. Trust me, trying to get a tire off that's been glued on with Mastik1 when it's 35F is a b!tch.

    Also, I used to keep the 'dork nut' on the rear valve stem, because I could slip the tire on the rim from heavy climbing. Most tubulars today don't have threaded valve stems, so you can't do this. I last used Tubasti about 4 years ago, and I don't think I'll use it in the future
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Never ever use tape.
    I've read that this stuff is better than glue. . .
    Review: Effetto Mariposa Carogna tub tape | road.cc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    I've read that this stuff is better than glue. . .
    Review: Effetto Mariposa Carogna tub tape | road.cc

    ...and a LOT pricier, too!

    BTW, I get the feeling that those who are too impatient to let tubular glue dry, and who used to use FasTack, are now mostly using tapes?
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    I've always liked the Vittoria Corsa CX.

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