I have been riding tubulars for at least 15 years. That is all I ride periodMPH74 said:how long does it take fix a flat on a tubular tire for an average cyclist (i.e., not a mechanic but rather a cyclist just beginning to use tubulars). i assume it takes a lot longer than fixing a clincher flat - 5-8 minutes if you patch and 2-3 minutes if you just use a new tube. thanks.
It takes about 2-3 minutes to change & air up with Co2 for the front & maybe a minute ot two longer for the back to deal with the chain etc.
No biggie at all. My riding partner on the other hand takes quite a bit longer to change his tube in his clinchers. I think your off a bit on your clincher tube change times.
Most folks who change a tube in a clincher are going to inspect the inside of the case a bit so as not to puncture the new tube...not to mention opening & closing the tire bead.
Let me put it this way........I am 100% sure I can change a tubbie faster than he can change a tube in a clincher