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Good place in Melbourne to get tubs glued on

Postby jasonssv » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:31 am

Just looking for a recommendation of a good shop to get some tubulars glued on in Melbourne area,

I usually do it myself but have a new set and would rather get an expert on these.
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by BNA » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:05 pm

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Re: Good place in Melbourne to get tubs glued on

Postby Duck! » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:05 pm

I work in Frankston if that's convenient for you. :-)
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Good place in Melbourne to get tubs glued on

Postby open roader » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:35 pm

jasonssv wrote:I usually do it myself but have a new set and would rather get an expert on these.


Why pay someone to do something you have the skills to do yourself?

After seeing a few fairly poor glue jobs myself supposedly performed by alleged 'experts' who charged for their services, now I only trust my own glue up skills. If there is a technical flaw with your own glue job - it's your own fault - don't risk your teeth on someone else's glue job- esp. if you have worked with gluing singles before.

For a fresh pair of tub rims I add 3 very fine layers to the rims - one at a time with 24hr cure time in between. If the hoops are also fresh then 2 x layers of glue on the tapes - again with 24hr between layers. Then a 4th layer onto the rim - allow this one to just to get tacky then whip on the hoops. Align on the rim, add plenty of air and wait another 24hr before riding. Done this with 2 sets of brand new tubular wheelsets with neat and safe results.

If you have done it before then just take the extra time to glue your own from fresh.
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Re: Good place in Melbourne to get tubs glued on

Postby ironhanglider » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:34 pm

open roader wrote:
jasonssv wrote:I usually do it myself but have a new set and would rather get an expert on these.


Why pay someone to do something you have the skills to do yourself?

After seeing a few fairly poor glue jobs myself supposedly performed by alleged 'experts' who charged for their services, now I only trust my own glue up skills. If there is a technical flaw with your own glue job - it's your own fault - don't risk your teeth on someone else's glue job- esp. if you have worked with gluing singles before.

For a fresh pair of tub rims I add 3 very fine layers to the rims - one at a time with 24hr cure time in between. If the hoops are also fresh then 2 x layers of glue on the tapes - again with 24hr between layers. Then a 4th layer onto the rim - allow this one to just to get tacky then whip on the hoops. Align on the rim, add plenty of air and wait another 24hr before riding. Done this with 2 sets of brand new tubular wheelsets with neat and safe results.

If you have done it before then just take the extra time to glue your own from fresh.


+1

Other people don't have their skin on the line. Do your own glue job. The above method will work well (although I use different nomenclature).

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