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    Carogna tape, anyone used it yet?

    I have a set of tubulars that got finished just before my last race, but I did not get time to glue up the tires. Now I have a long time until I need to worry about it, but has anyone had personal experience with the Effetto Mariposa Carogna tape? Specifically on aluminum rims with double eyelets (like the Sun Vista Cruiser) that do not have a very smooth rim surface due to the eyelets. I can either go Belgian tape method with glue or try the much less time consuming Carogna.

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    I haven't, but one of my teammates has and had nothing but good to say about it. He's a clyde (200+), racing 45 B's.

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    Just updating as I mounted some NOS Vittoria XM 34 tubulars to Sun Vista Cruiser rims with the carogna tape last Friday. After letting them sit around inflated for a few days I took them out on my Niner RLT 9 for an easy spin (commute) and can report back that I did not roll a tire and die. I will get them out again and see what happens with lower pressure, I was running about 27psi, and pushing them harder.

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    Bringing this one back from the dead.
    Any updates on this tape for 2017. Getting ready to glue a set of tires for Cross and I ran into this tape. This seems a bit too good to be true. Hoping anyone had some experience that could they share.
    Your thinking to much, Just ride it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendogz161 View Post
    Bringing this one back from the dead.
    Any updates on this tape for 2017. Getting ready to glue a set of tires for Cross and I ran into this tape. This seems a bit too good to be true. Hoping anyone had some experience that could they share.
    I have it on one set of tubulars with my file treads and have not had any issues with it. Going to be installing a set of intermediate tubulars this weekend again using the Carogne tape. Just make sure you have clean mating surfaces (I use isopropyl alcohol) before installing the tape.

    Also know of a few other guys locally that run it with good luck.

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    Now on tires that has been previously glued, must you clean all the glue off the base tape or even replace the base tape?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kendogz161 View Post
    Now on tires that has been previously glued, must you clean all the glue off the base tape or even replace the base tape?
    I just found the answer on their web site.
    As long a you clean the big chunks of glue off the basetape so that the remaining glue is even, it should work fine.
    I would also make sure the glue is clean.
    Iíll give this a try in a few days.
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    It didnít work for me, it seems hit or miss it works great when it does but in my case, it didnít stick at all. The rim cleaner though works great to remove old glue. Maybe I will try it again next season.

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    Just put the tubular wheels back on last night and commuted to work this morning. The tape has been on there for 1.5 years and is still holding strong. No plans to race cyclocross this year, so I am trying to wear the tires down so I have an excuse to get a new pair. I will use the Carogna tape again for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offrhodes42 View Post
    Just put the tubular wheels back on last night and commuted to work this morning. The tape has been on there for 1.5 years and is still holding strong. No plans to race cyclocross this year, so I am trying to wear the tires down so I have an excuse to get a new pair. I will use the Carogna tape again for sure.
    For so many years I was a diehard glue guy. Itís still early for me but I canít believe this tape works.
    Have checked my tires before every race, so far so good.
    Your thinking to much, Just ride it!

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    I had bad results with it, rolled the tub first race. However, I was using a new set of wheels that were possibly a bit unsuitable - the rim bed is more concave than you'd really like for cross. Plus I'm heavy, so maybe I was asking too much. I'd use it for the road no problem.

    On the plus side, it did come off both rim and tyre very cleanly. I wanted to try it out because I'm a bit sick of the glue and tape method trashing 60 quid tubs if you need to swap them between wheels.

    I think everyone should at least try this tape out, though. Because if it does work for you it's going to be a massive time-saver.

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