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    Tub tape width

    Hi guys, for the Campag Bora Ultra 50 tubular, does anyone have any idea whether the 22mm-wide Tufo tape can be used? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeraj View Post
    Hi guys, for the Campag Bora Ultra 50 tubular, does anyone have any idea whether the 22mm-wide Tufo tape can be used? Thanks!
    I'll beat CX to the punch and suggest that some people will tell you that tape should never be used to mount tubulars. My experience with tape was singularly bad, but that was not with modern tapes - I rode tubulars for 30 years but have been on clinchers for nearly 20.

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    Tape is for presents. Glue is for tires. Do NOT use tape, the risk is too high to be worth it. The ONLY glue I would use is Vittoria Mastik 1.
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    The only reason I can see for using tape would be on a roadside tire change. it's better than going off barely glued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Tape is for presents. Glue is for tires. Do NOT use tape, the risk is too high to be worth it. The ONLY glue I would use is Vittoria Mastik 1.
    Does that go for CX Tape and Butter Red Tape, or just the Tufo glue tapes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    The only reason I can see for using tape would be on a roadside tire change. it's better than going off barely glued.
    Barely. The last time I flatted a tubular on the road I put an old tire w/ crusty, dried up glue on and made a half-hearted attempt to ride mellow after that. 2 mi after that I completely forgot and drilled it through the turns before the sprint on our group ride. No problems. By the time I got home the tire was actually stuck surprisingly well. Still better than tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thalo View Post
    Does that go for CX Tape and Butter Red Tape, or just the Tufo glue tapes?
    'Belgian' tape and the Red tape are completely different and actually work cuz they use glue. Red is ONLY for filling in the center of the tire bed on rims that need it w/ CX tires because they're wider than road tires. Tufo tape alone is asking for trouble, it's garbage. I've got some scary stories if you don't believe me.
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