A slowey ? Just going soft do i add more latex or change the valve ? .
what brush - or other thing- for efficiently getting scabby dried latex off inside of tyre and the bead grooves? don’t/won’t get pressure washed so please don’t say that!
Ok thanks for the replies all,. much appreciated
...retaped, still loosing a light woosh of air around valve, couldn't be fucked with a second tape. Added sealant, max pressure, good shake. Top up, max pressure, good shake a day later. Problem solved (so far).
I’ve noticed a redesign of the valve area on some wheels, Prime/ Reynolds. Much improved and no longer the leaky area
Thinking of replacing the stock Giant Gavia tyres on my wife’s bike after fairly regular punctures/ cuts. I was going to go with GP5k TL but so many people say they are a sod to get on and therefore impossible to stick a tube in if the worst happens.
What’s a good all round TL tyre that can do road rides and London greasy road wet commuting (if commuting is ever a thing again)?
Should I refrain from setting this up as tubeless? It's a DT R460db rim, 10k in, got dented within a year of moving to the UK. Planning to get some kind of 32mm if the bike allows it. (WTB Expanse most likely)
Gp5 are fine. Only bad fit if you've shit rims.
I ran a pair into the ground commuting and training over winter. Several thousand km and many across shithole London. Not a single puncture.
Using wtb exposure right now and they're nice too.
I would just bend it out carefully. Although the general advice is not to do this I’ve done it multiple times, use a small adjustable spanner and be careful not to bend it too far.
Easiest way to gauge how much sealant is left in tire, and whether it needs a top up? Some sort of dipstick through the valve?
Seconded, my pair of GP5TL are the best tires I have ever owned and went on (and up) easily on two different rims - pair of Hunt's and stock tubeless ready rims on an allez sprint.
Putting in an anchovy for stubborn punctures always feels so wrong, but fixes them instantly. Magic.
I use a little zip tie as a dipstick
Is there a general consensus on how best to store tubeless tyres when not in use? Folded or not folded?
Remounted some used lightly used (~300km) tyres from last summer that were previously trouble-free and went up fine this week with just a track pump. They stay inflated for about 48/72 hours before losing about 50% pressure.
Tape/valves etc is from previous installation which was fine through the winter so pretty sure neither is to blame, and the only thing I can think of is storing the tyres folded has potentially damaged/weakened the sidewall or something.
Having some problems with my ghetto tubeless DTH tyres. I setup the rear tyre from new as tubeless and have had no issues.
The front I set up with a tube on a spare wheel while I was finishing the wheel build..... now fitting it to the tubeless wheel it seems to be so stretched that it just won't seal. Even with 3 layers of tape air just pisses out all around.
Thinking this tyre might need to be replaced if I want to get it set up tubeless?
This is potentially a silly question, but it seems to make sense in my head so - I’ve found a cheap tubular wheelset and was wondering if I could stick a load of tubeless sealant in the tubs to help them be less of a pain in the arse etc with punctures... is this stupid? What have I missed? Is there a tubs thread?
Cheers in advance!
is this stupid?
is this stupid?
Well, sealant in tyres was a thing before tubeless, so you're certainly not the first person to consider it. I have no idea how effective it is.
Cheers! Yeah a friend used to carry a bottle of sealant with him on rides but it never seemed to make any difference... I was thinking that modern tubeless sealant might be a bit more effective? 🤷♂️ Guess I’ll have to try it and report back!
I didn't make any difference because sealant struggles at road pressures.
There is a reason there’s loads of cheap tub wheelsets about at the minute. Do yourself a favour and avoid that headache.
@Netakure @TM noted... cheers both!
The reason is the death of the rim brake, not the faff of tubs.
Yup, worked well. I even found a short video on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg4ZFruCfSg
The rim still had original tape. After I was able to get the tire on the wheel, had no trouble seating, no leaks so far. Cheers.
For the front tire I'm waiting on a Tesa delivery, got 25 mm wide, hoping it's not too much. The wheel was rebuilt years ago with a new rim and had narrow Shimano tape on which isn't tubeless compatible. I tried retaping with a roll of Kapton (what I had in my misc tapes box) but couldn't get it on without wrinkles, didn't work.
Has anyone tried Hutchinson Fusion 5? Found some in the loft that I must have bought at some point. Any good?
I've been using Fusion 5 Performance 11 Storm tires (25mm) on my steel bike with AForce AL33 rims (aero rims + non aero bike, yes) tubeless at about 90psi, it's been about 3500 kms or so, like them so far. I reckon they'll hold for longer too (maybe 6-7k total, hopefully)
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