Effetto Mariposa Eau De Carogna

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Product Description

When using double-sided adhesive tapes, cleaning of the surfaces is paramount for a proper adhesion. For cycling, Cyclocross in particular requires a perfect gluing performance, only achievable when both rim and tubular surfaces are clean and ready: enters Eau de Carogna tubular base tape primer!

Eau de Carogna primer cleans the tubular base tape and optimizes adhesion to Carogna tape

Cyclocross specific, but ideal whenever tubulars are used at low pressure

A plus for artisanal tubulars inflated at low pressure

Not all tubulars are created equal, and the material and finishing used for tubular base tape can vary a lot among the different brands.
As far as Carogna tubular tape is concerned, this variability is not a problem if tubulars are inflated at high pressure and mounted correctly (read more here).

In Cyclocross, due to the very low inflating pressures, extra care should be taken.
Cyclocross tubulars of the main brands (Clement, Tufo, Vittoria, Dugast, FMB, Challenge, Schwalbe…) have been glued and raced with success with Carogna tape, but the base tape ability to ‘stick’ can be largely altered by transportation, storage, humidity and cleaning products, especially with unprotected, natural cotton base tapes.
Eau de Carogna tape primer is a gluing primer, preparing the tubular base tape to properly and quickly bond to Carogna glue: one less thing to worry about, preparing Cyclocross wheels for race day 

Eau de Carogna is not needed for road applications (given the higher pressures, ideal for a pressure-activated adhesive tape) but might be an additional guarantee for Cyclocross and other off-road practices, where tubulars are inflated at a much lower pressure and totally rely on the glue strength for their function.

Please Note: 50ml of liquid is supplied, but in a larger volume bottle.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Lube & Cleaners Guide

 

Lubrication and cleaners Guide

If you want your bike to be running as well as it can, then you must keep it clean and maintain it to as high a standard as you can. A clean bike is faster, smoother, quieter and all parts will last longer than those on a dirty bike. After cleaning make sure you take the time to lube up the chain and reapply any grease if doing a full strip-down.

Regularly cleaning your bike allows you to notice any areas that need attention, any parts that need adjustment, or any broken parts that need replacing. With dedicated cleaning products, it's much easier and faster than you might think.


Bike Cleaners

Bike cleaners like Muc-Off make cleaning your bike much easier. The cleaning formula offered by various manufacturers will cut through the dirt and grime without much effort. Almost all bike cleaners are now biodegradable and safe to use. They also do not cause any damage to paint, brake pads or carbon fibre. Just wet the bike, spray on the cleaner, wait a few minutes then wash off, preferably with a brush to get the best result.

Bike cleaner is available as a mix in a new bottle, or as a concentrate. Once you have the spray bottle, you only need the concentrate to mix with water and top your bottle back up. More companies are moving toward this more eco-friendly concentrate, some even have the bike cleaner in a tablet form to be mixed at home. Click to see our How To Clean Your Bike guide

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Bike Lubricants

After cleaning your bike, you will want to lube your chain again, though it is always a good idea to make sure your chain is lubed after a long ride. Please see our guide here for more info. Keeping your bike chain lubed will not only prolong the life of your chain, but also the whole drivetrain.

Lubrication does not only include chain lube but also grease for assembly after a strip-down, along with specialist oils for suspension and bearings.

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Cleaning Brushes

Once you have your bike cleaner and degreaser it is much easier to use some dedicated brushes. Using brushes will also give a better result to the cleaning by shifting the stubborn dirt and giving the bike a good scrub.

A good set-up is to have 3 brushes, one large brush for the main body of the bike, another large brush just for the wheels that are often covered in the worst of the muck, and another smaller brush that is only ever used for the drivetrain and gears. Keeping a separate brush for the gears gives less chance of contamination and spreading dirty oil and lube all over the rest of the bike.

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Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

International Deliveries – Temporarily Suspended 11/11/20

Note: We are still offering deliveries to the Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Jersey and Guernsey. 

Courier Delivery update: Due to the COVID19 situation, we are currently experiencing some delays with deliveries. Our couriers are working around the clock to get your order to you as soon as possible but there is a potential delay of up to 48 hours . Please check your tracking on track your order here.

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Please note on the TNT tracking app it may show your delivery status as ‘Collecting’ (as per image below). This means your delivery has left our warehouse and is currently held at TNT main depot and there could be up to a 48 hour delay.

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Please keep checking the TNT tracking for further updates. On behalf of TNT we apologise for any delay and inconvenience this may cause. 

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.