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bragawd
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TUBELESS problems

Postby bragawd » Fri Dec 21, 2012 14:27 pm

Hi all Just trying to convert to tubless .
I've bought the stans standard kit but cannot inflate the tyre on my dry run.. its just leaking out as i try to inflate.. with floor pump.
I have giant P-XC2 rims and trying to fit my new hans dampf tyres...
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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby warpcow » Fri Dec 21, 2012 15:38 pm

Pop a tube in to seat the tyre then carefully deflate, open on one side, remove tube and, carefully(!), refit open side of tyre. The aim is to keep the bead on the opposite side seated at all times. It works everythime for me.

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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby allthegearnoidea » Fri Dec 21, 2012 16:12 pm

DIY tubeless compressor, even with the core reoved with a track pump it can be areal pita,
for th DIY comp. you'll need a 2l fizzy pop bottle, 2 presta valves - 1 with a core one without, alength of plastic pipe to fit overthe valves,
drill 2 holes fore the valves in the lid close to the edges so hey'll fit, put them in, lock em in tight, put the tube on the end witho the valve core, connect the other to the wheel valve (also core removed) and kink t in themiddle (i use a maul wrenc to clamp the pipe), then pump the bttle uo 60psi, un kink the pipe and Bazinga! one seated tyre!! - iftyre doesnt fully pop onto the rim then pump the bottle upto 80psi!

this is one f the guy on here doing such with his!! - via another thread about seatingtbeless tyres etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePbjM6wQ1I8

orginal thread
viewtopic.php?f=10004&t=12884509&hilit=tubeless
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70\'sPenguin
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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Fri Dec 21, 2012 17:55 pm

The tube method worked for me brilliantly. Then just drag the bead to the rim on the open side with your thumbs and try again. Should work. If not then the try the ghetto compressor

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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby marz » Fri Dec 21, 2012 18:47 pm

And all that faffing about is why I went I bought a set of tubeless rims. Way too much effort.

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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 21, 2012 19:00 pm

And all that faffing about is why I stick with tubes etc........
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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby allthegearnoidea » Fri Dec 21, 2012 19:17 pm

Was waiting for your pearls of tubeless wisom cooldad! ;-)
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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 21, 2012 19:28 pm

allthegearnoidea wrote:Was waiting for your pearls of tubeless wisom cooldad! ;-)

You are so kind I won't even pick on your spelling.
I don't do smileys.

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sparky.2002
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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby sparky.2002 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 09:46 am

Take rim strip off.
add more rim tape.
Put rim strip back on.
Try again.

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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby cloudynights » Sun Dec 23, 2012 20:06 pm

faffing about at home is easy, faffing about when your out on your bike with a tube is one big faff when its cold wet and wild , run tubeless now for nearly 3 years not a single problem whilst out, one thing i would say buying a compressor is a good investment for both your bike and doing the car tyres :D
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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby leevil knievil » Sun Dec 23, 2012 20:36 pm

Would be a lot easier if you could get to a compressor, i had the same problem but 80 psi soon sorted it out :wink:
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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby mattv » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:09 am

Mine went on easily when I used a small smear of sealant around the bead both sides. Tighten the valve core with pliers and work up a sweat with the track pump! After 4 or 5 strokes mine just pop on. It's all worth it afterwards.

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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby bragawd » Sat Dec 29, 2012 16:50 pm

waiting to find a buddy with a compressor...

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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby allthegearnoidea » Sat Dec 29, 2012 17:09 pm

DIY coke bottle compressor! Job done! ;-)
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Re: TUBELESS problems

Postby sparky.2002 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 19:29 pm

Have you not tried adding more rim tape? After all, that's why its there in the kit!


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