Yeah, he probably means tying & soldering. If so, you may want to check out this:Tied and Soldered Wheels by Jobst BrandtHmm. Never heard of tying and gluing. Is that like soldering spokes? Chances are, there's a reason I've never heard of it.
What wheels are you running now, and what kind of riding do you do?
Usually, I dismiss him as a dinosaur. But in this case, I can't argue with his lack of results. Either way, that was 13 years ago. I think there may have been some improvements in gear since then.
Dunno much about JB. I read his book The Bicycle Wheel, but found Sheldon Brown's website much more helpful when I built my first wheel. Unfortunatly, I never had the pleasure of meeting Sheldon befor he died.
I think you are talking about the sew up tires. If so, I don't think they will work that well. The issue I read about in the road bikes is the tire rolling off the rim. the larger tire of a mountain bike I figure would put more leverage on the tire and more easily roll it off the rim. Whereas a standard type mountain bike tire is seated against the bead holding the tire in. The lower pressure of the MTB tire I would think would also be an issue allowing the tire to move around a bit. Not spinning or moving around so much but just wobble side to side and move about allowing it to more easily get into a position to come loose.I was just thinking about tying and gluing the wheels on my mountain bike. Will this increase wheel stiffness? Will it improve cornering traction? Will it wreck the wheel? What will happen if I try to true the wheel after?