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gillies

Member since Aug 2015 • Last active Apr 2018

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  • in Rides & Races
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    observed a few folk crossing, made sure i had a wee run up and spun through it at high cadence. Made it over just fine, although feet still got fairly soaked.

    PS - my SON dynamo is working fine ;D

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Hi Tom,

    Are these layback or straight posts?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    how did that happen?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    have ran gp4000II in 25 and 28s in the past, and have been running 32mm gravelking before this at around 55/60 psi - not tubeless.

    Think the tubeless part is really the difference - I wasn't brave enough to go low pressure before as i'm pretty heavy and was scared of pinch flats.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    first ride out on 38mm g one allround tires yesterday

    running 35 psi front and back - felt great. Not slow on tarmac and great over gravel. Took it on grass briefly and did okay too. Supremely comfortable and just floated over sections of paved roads that normally give me a good shaking.

    Think I'll see about some 35mm g-one speeds for road riding the rest of the year. i'd go bigger but my guards only stretch to 35mm.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Isn't that what the sealant is designed for? Worth a shot anyway.

    Finally had success! The extra gorilla tape over the valve hole was enough and have both wheels sitting at around 40psi overnight. Thanks for the help, chaps.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    cheers for that, good to know

    Have bought some gorilla tape which I will apply tonight after the wee man has gone to bed, poke a small hole through and try again.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Don't think it is a tape issue as the rims come pretaped and HED Belgium+ are supposed to be pretty good for tubeless.

    Could be that the valve wasn't tight enough. It was cranked pretty tight but maybe it could be closer then tightened - will give it another shot tonight with the valve in a different position.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    tried to set up first tubeless last night

    HED belgium+ rims + tape
    38mm Schwalbe G One
    Orange sealant
    Bontrager valves

    Sealant was happily pishing out the valve hole in the wheel despite me having pressed the valve down pretty firmly whilst tightening the lockring.

    Could it be that the valve shouldn't sit at 6 o'clock (ie, on the floor) when you're pumping it up?

    Help appreciated.

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