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Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« on: August 21, 2009, 07:25:19 PM »
What's up everyone? I've been riding tubeless (using Stans) for about 7 months now. Knock on wood, but I've not had a problem yet and was wondering how to deal with a flat trail-side? I carry two tubes with me assuming the only way to repair trail-side is by putting a tube in. Is this correct? Thanks!
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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 07:38:34 PM »
If the tire hasn't lost the bead you can try blowing an air cartridge in it and seeing if it will set up with the sealant if you give it a few minutes for the sealant to work it's magic. If it's lost the bead or the puncture is too large for sealant then you'll have to tube it.

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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 09:09:19 PM »
i use DRY tubeless and been lucky not to get a flat yet. i do carry a spare tube rather than wasting time messing with the repair.

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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 09:15:27 PM »
i use DRY tubeless and been lucky not to get a flat yet. i do carry a spare tube rather than wasting time messing with the repair.
What PSI do you typically run?

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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 09:52:16 PM »
Just to echo what has already been stated, carry a spare tube, and a few CO2 cartridges. A properly set up tubeless system is pretty much money, no issue in over 2 years on 4 different wheelsets(2 true UST and 2 rimstrip converted setups) Stans fluid will evaporate and needs to be replenished every 3 to 6 months depending on the time of season. I am running 30 psi compared to the 40 I had to run with tubes to keep from pinch flating. The lower psi allows the tire to conform to objects rather bounce off of them increasing traction for better cornering and climbing :)
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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 10:17:41 PM »
i use DRY tubeless and been lucky not to get a flat yet. i do carry a spare tube rather than wasting time messing with the repair.
What PSI do you typically run?

Depends on Terrain

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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 10:24:29 PM »
Just to echo what has already been stated, carry a spare tube, and a few CO2 cartridges. A properly set up tubeless system is pretty much money, no issue in over 2 years on 4 different wheelsets(2 true UST and 2 rimstrip converted setups) Stans fluid will evaporate and needs to be replenished every 3 to 6 months depending on the time of season. I am running 30 psi compared to the 40 I had to run with tubes to keep from pinch flating. The lower psi allows the tire to conform to objects rather bounce off of them increasing traction for better cornering and climbing :)
Ditto at 27/28 lbs

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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 11:02:38 PM »
Just to echo what has already been stated, carry a spare tube, and a few CO2 cartridges. A properly set up tubeless system is pretty much money, no issue in over 2 years on 4 different wheelsets(2 true UST and 2 rimstrip converted setups) Stans fluid will evaporate and needs to be replenished every 3 to 6 months depending on the time of season. I am running 30 psi compared to the 40 I had to run with tubes to keep from pinch flating. The lower psi allows the tire to conform to objects rather bounce off of them increasing traction for better cornering and climbing :)
Ditto at 27/28 lbs

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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 01:11:34 PM »
Thanks everyone!
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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2009, 03:35:19 PM »
i use DRY tubeless and been lucky not to get a flat yet. i do carry a spare tube rather than wasting time messing with the repair.

Dumb question...but by dry you mean no sealant, is that correct? 

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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2009, 05:40:58 PM »
26/24 w /stans

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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2009, 06:51:31 PM »
Will tubeless/stans work for a Clyde? I'm running 35 psi and afraid of pinch flats at lower psi.
The "more grip at lower psi" is what has my attention. I am not too concerned with saving the weight of the tube but I am always looking for better traction!

Any Clydes at 250lbs running tubeless?
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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2009, 07:01:22 PM »
Will tubeless/stans work for a Clyde? I'm running 35 psi and afraid of pinch flats at lower psi.
The "more grip at lower psi" is what has my attention. I am not too concerned with saving the weight of the tube but I am always looking for better traction!

Any Clydes at 250lbs running tubeless?

I ran it on my last bike, but have not made the switch on my 29er yet. it worked OK until I had a crash. had to put a tube in and could not get it to seal again. I am 270.... The thing with lower psi with us cydes is risk of rim damage on roots, rocks, and what not... for that reason alone I stay around 35 to 40 psi myself... plus my nevegals have good grip anyway...

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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2009, 07:12:40 PM »
You hit the nail on the head. I have trashed rims before at low pressure on my old rigid bike. So with my FS I run them high and rarely get pinch flats.
If I can't run low pressure with tubeless without incurring wheel or rim damage there wouldn't be a point in switching. The weight gain (or loss) doesnt seem worth the risk.

I'd ask FE, but he went from Clyde MTB'er to Svelt Soadie Blueberry!.....(Just kidding fe!) ;D
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Re: Tubeless: Trail-Side Repair Question
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2009, 07:13:21 PM »
Meant to say Roadie!!
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