Put them in water, see where's the leak
Or spray with soapy water and look for the pretty bubbles.
I've read the first post.
Mason Hunt 4 season tubeless specific rims. Do I still need to add Rim tape or is the rim all sealed anyway?
( asking in advance of actually seeing the rim which a mate is bringing around shortly for me to set up as tubeless)
You need tape.
Spray with soapy water to find then place where the air loss occurs
The wheels come from Hunt taped (just in case that's relevant seeing as you didnt say a mate bringing it round to be built and then have a tyre fitted)
They seated okay for me with the tape on the wheels when I got them
cheers all, they are built up already, I'm just setting up tubeless so will have a look at them when he arrives but the main things appears to be yes, use tape, either my stock of Tesa 4289 or leave the Hunt rim tape in place.
Horizons arrived this morning so I read the first post before my first go at tubeless.
Tried inflating with a track pump to no avail, added another layer of tape and the first one just popped on and seems to be staying up without sealant.
Tldr; read the first post.
Yup, Hunt rims arrived taped already. All I had to do was fit the valve and tyre, whack in some sealant and inflate using my ghetto compressor and they are both up
Srs inflator there
Perhaps a silly question - how long should tyres stay inflated for without sealant?
If they only stay up for a couple of hours without sealant, will they be alright with sealant in them or should I stick another layer of tape in?
Maybe, but that normally means the taping job was shit. Speaking from experience.
Spray with soapy fucking cunty water
Work out where the leaks are occurring and it might help you decide if it’s a porous tyre which the sealant will deal with or poor rim tape /rim/bead fit which might benefit from additional tape.
cheers, does that mean serious or something else? #confused
Put sealant in them.
A good option for a boost charger. Has the advantage of having the quick realease lever.
Seen it here recently.
I believe it should be done with a car extinguisher too.
@pastry_bot @dancing james
Looks like its just weepy sidewalls - slight bubbling round the valve but nothing too bad.
Tyre did come unseated when they deflated (without sealant) though which was a little unexpected. Any more wise words before I chuck sealant in?
Chuck sealant in
Get on with it.
Sealant plays two roles;
You’ll very rarely get a tyre to seal without sealant, so once it’s on the rim and holding air for a bit, add the sealant to finish the job.
Success. Went out on a little spin after putting sealant in and they stayed up overnight.
No gumwall? Disgusting
I’m so sorry Rene Herse.
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