I'm riding from Bristol to Bordeaux in a couple of weeks and I'm gonna be riding on my Boardman Pro Carbon Race Prep, which has 404 tubs fitted, i've already had a slow puncture in the rear which I have managed to fix with pit stop, however I'm a bit worried something will happen when I'm in France, and I need some advice.
I bought the bike with the tyres fitted, so I dont know if they're glued or taped.
If they're glued, I assume I could prep a tyre with glue at home before I go, and just pull the old one off, put the new tyre on, pump it up and be on my way, albeit carefully?
If they're taped, what do I do then? Does the tape usually stick to the rim, or does it come off with the tyre? Can I put a preglued tyre onto tape, will it hold okay?
If I was looking to replace my tyres, I'd probably use tape for convenience sake, is there any way I could pre-tape the tyre and fit it at the roadside, but pulling the tape away from the rim side instead, or is that just insanity?
As you can see I'm very new to this tub lark, so any advice would be much appreciated, I've been searching for weeks but have come to no real conclusion.