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paperpants
03-08-2012, 07:28 PM
I have some possibly used vittoria pave evo cg tubulars I got with some wheels and they are kind of dirty from storage. I was thinking of tossing them in the tub and scrubbing them with a brush/sponge and maybe some dish soap to get all the dirt off the tires before mounting. There appears to be no glue on the basetape. Is this a terrible idea or am I just freaking out about nothing here...

Thanks in advance,
Donald

ultraman6970
03-08-2012, 07:45 PM
1st time I heard somebody wishing to do this. Just use a sponge or a wet rag.

AngryScientist
03-08-2012, 07:47 PM
I was thinking of tossing them in the tub


i'm guessing you're single ?

wash away donald - they're rubber tires, they wont melt.

thwart
03-08-2012, 07:55 PM
I'd skip the soap, but otherwise you should be fine. I've heard they get wet in vivo.

Let 'em dry really well before gluing...

firerescuefin
03-08-2012, 08:49 PM
i'm guessing you're single ?

:beer:

paperpants
03-08-2012, 09:07 PM
they are really really dirty!! but yeah im single :beer:

Jaq
03-08-2012, 09:28 PM
You should wash them in beer.

The carbonation makes them lighter & faster.

Srsly.

Ralph
03-08-2012, 09:33 PM
I probably would not. Concern about the base tape and water. Would just wipe tires down with damp cloth. After they are glued on good, maybe use a wetter rag if still dirty looking.

Louis
03-08-2012, 09:36 PM
If the base tape is clean I agree with Ralph. If the base tape is dirty, then you should probably clean it as best you can.

Caveat: I'm not a tubular expert.

I probably would not. Concern about the base tape and water. Would just wipe tires down with damp cloth. After they are glued on good, maybe use a wetter rag if still dirty looking.