Tubulars(vegan glue)

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Postby the crazyest vegan » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:05 am

thats going to be quite expensive :P eek!
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Postby fredrikw » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:28 am

you can reach high speeds using clincher tires as well, the difference isn't that huge nowadays as they used to. if you're spending money on getting faster there are much better parts of the bike to work on instead of focusing on tubular tires IMO, at least if you're new to the sport.
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Postby the crazyest vegan » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:31 am

i do need to get a better bike before i worry about wheels
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Postby fredrikw » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:13 pm

well, as a matter of fact the wheels are something that is indeed important, but I'd say that switching the tires to tubular instead of clinchers is something that should be way down on your priority list of future upgrades. with today's clinchers the old 'truth' that tubulars are so much better is very much debatable.
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Postby Dave Noisy » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:30 pm

And you wouldn't train on tubulars..they'd only be on your 'race wheels'.

The only practical regular use is on the track, where you don't encounter glass, etc..
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Postby the crazyest vegan » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:32 am

in use Slime inbetween by tries and my inner tube, it completly stops glass etc and the only way your going to get a puncture is through a blow out or something going through the side of your tyre, its quite handy and doesnt affect your cycling at all
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Postby the crazyest vegan » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:34 am

somebody had a little trouble typing their :P
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Postby fredrikw » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:20 am

adding rotating weight to your tires/wheels will definitely affect your acceleration, no doubt about that.
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Postby the crazyest vegan » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:16 am

i have to say i havent really noticed any change apart from comfort, the wheels are a lot smoother now but apart from that their appears to be no change in speed or handling!
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Postby fredrikw » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:05 pm

well, if you're saying that added rotating weight has no effect at all you're pretty much contradicting very basic bicycle mechanics... one thing is saying you don't notice anything, another is generalizing saying it as no effect at all, two very different things.
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Postby the crazyest vegan » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:42 pm

all im saying is that i havent noticed any real changes, as i said the ride is a lot smoother but aprt from that i havent noticed anything, undoubtedly a real expensive top notch bike would feel the change drasticly but i'm riding a cheap peice of rubbish at the moment, and as i installed the slime soon after buying the bike i didnt really get used to the bike so wouldnt have noticed any big differences in it. so whislt it probably has changed the bike i havent noticed it. :D
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Postby fredrikw » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:46 pm

aha, well then it's a good addition then :)
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Postby the crazyest vegan » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:51 pm

it certainly is a useful accessory for use in training
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Re: Tubulars(vegan glue)

Postby Lordmuppet » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:49 am

update in case anyone finds this looking for vegan glue. I started a thread on industrial strength vegan glues here http://www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24588
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