As part of my mid life crisis Ive got approval to buy a s/h crosser and do a few races
Surprisingly it looks like a modest amount of cash will get me a bike with tubs which is something I know bugger all about so any advice is welcome
Firstly what exactly happens when you get a 'you know what' in a tubular tyre?
Im assuming it deflates in a slow controlled manner but what emergency kit do I need to carry if this happens miles away from civilisation?
Do I need a new tub which AFAIK takes a bit of a faff to fit or do you run them with a bit of sealant and the expectation is that you get home and then fix it?
Secondly if I want to run the 'new' bike as a winter roadie how much hassle is it to swap tubular CX tyres for some road rubber? Or with all of the glue hassles do most people just have a second set for this scenario?
I honestly have no idea of what running tubs involves