Tubular mounting instructions

 

Continental only recommend glueing tubulars onto rims. This is how it's done :

Carbon Rims

  • Clean the rim of all old residual glue using acitone or benzine.
  • Inflate the tyre a little and fit onto the rim to pre stretch, then remove (or if you have an old rim, you can use this in advance to store / pre-stretch your tyre). DO NOT USE YOUR FOOT AND PULL THE TYRE TO PRE--STRETCH!
  • Apply Continental Carbon Rim Cement onto the rim in regular spots without the tyre on, and spread thinly and evenly with a suitable brush. Our tins of rim cement come with a small brush attached to the inside of the tin lid. Let this layer of glue dry overnight or for at least 12 hours
  • Apply an even coat to the tyre base tape and allow 12 hours for drying
  • Apply a second final coat of cement to the base tape of the tyre
  • The tyre is now ready for mounting. 
  • Mount the slightly inflated tyre onto the rim. Start at the valve and pull the tyre onto the rim in both directions simultaneously. Try to prevent the sidewall of the tyre from coming into contact with the glue on the rim
  • Check the tyre has been mounted evenly and inflate to the max. pressure to help centre the tyre on the rim. An easy way to check this is to spin the wheel and look at the visible seam protector (base tape), which should run consistently. If the tyre is still not running true, deflate and locate the area which needs to be re-centred. Do this by pulling the area away from the rim and re-centre. Re-inflate and re-check.
  • Once the tyre has no radial run-out, roll the inflated tyre along the ground to assist the bonding process   
  • Clean the rim of any excess glue using acitone

Mounting instructions are also included in the tyre packaging and are downloadable here 

Aluminium Rims

  • Clean the rim of all old residual glue using acitone or benzine. Lightly sand new rims.
  • Inflate the tyre a little and fit onto the rim to pre stretch, then remove (or if you have an old rim, you can use this in advance to store / pre-stretch your tyre).  DO NOT USE YOUR FOOT AND PULL THE TYRE TO PRE--STRETCH!
  • Apply Continental Aluminium Rim Cement onto the rim in regular spots without the tyre on, and spread with a suitable brush. Our tins of special rim cement come with a small brush attached to the inside of the tin lid. Let this layer of glue dry overnight or for at least 12 hours
  • Apply a second coat as above, and again allow 12 hours for drying
  • Apply a third coat to the rim and also apply a coat of cement to the base tape of the tyre. Let dry for 24 hours
  • The tyre is now ready for mounting. Apply a final coat to the base of the tyre and also to the rim leaving an area of 5cm without this final coat, opposite side of the rim to the valve. This will ease removal of the tyre in the event of a puncture
  • Mount the slightly inflated tyre onto the rim. Start at the valve and pull the tyre onto the rim in both directions simultaneously. Try to prevent the sidewall of the tyre from coming into contact with the glue on the rim
  • For the final 20cm, place your fingers on the rim, and thumbs on the tyre, and with the other side of the wheel resting on your hips, use pressure through your thumbs to push the tyre onto the rim
  • Check the tyre has been mounted evenly and inflate to the max. pressure to help centre the tyre on the rim. If the tyre is still not running true, deflate and locate the area which needs to be re-centred. Do this by pulling the area away from the rim and re-centre. Re-inflate and re-check.
  • Once the tyre has no radial run-out, roll the inflated tyre along the ground to assist the bonding process   
  • Clean the rim of any excess glue using acitone
  • Leave the wheel for 24hours before riding

Mounting instructions are also included in the tyre packaging and are downloadable here 

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