Tarquin wrote:Boo, after doing 6000km on my clinchers.
I flat a tubular only maybe 5th or 6th time out. Glass or something cut straight through the casing and made a small hole in the tub, not sure when it happened, but I was able to do my race and ride home on it.
Sucks that I possibly need a new tyre now.
I removed them both from the wheels, the glue came off the rear quite easy but the front was stuck well. I think the Conti glue is just junk as I followed the instructions exactly twice now and it just doesn't stick even after roughing up both rim and the tape and is quite brittle.
Going to have the LBS glue them up for me and hoping that he can bung some sealant in the cut one rather than use my spare tyre on there.
Err, didn't you buy the tyres from Wiggle because your LBS doesn't stock tubulars? If so why would they be any good at fitting something they don't stock (or sell many of)? Bunging sealant in is hardly a difficult process.
My suggestion is to put the tyre back on the rim (without glue), put some sealant in, pump it up to pressure and go for a ride. If the sealant holds, then glue it back on.