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Tubeless conversion

What a pain in the ass. And i havent even cracked open the bottle of sealant yet . Brand new folding tires and no air compressor is making it seamingly impossible to get the bead to seat well enough to hold any air. Shouldnt i be able to do this with a floor pump? Operator error or will an air compressor really get these fuckers done? Tired of pissing in the wind, gettin soaked

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you're trying to seat the bead on a tubeless tire without a compressor? You must like exercise. A lot.

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operator error, it's not that hard!

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unfold the tires and put them the sun for a bit, or throw them in an old pillow case and put them in the dryer a bit. That'll get the folds out of them and they'll fight you less

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I always use a compressor. Not even worth trying without one. PITA
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I already installed the tires with tubes overnight then retried tubeless, helped but didnt do the job. Tires have a pretty loose fit on the rim. Took the valve out of the stem to drive more volume, no dice. Im about to cart my shit to the gas station, but i hate those compressors with a passion and dont know if the results would be much better.

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I always use a compressor. Not even worth trying without one. PITA
Thats what im thinking

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I can setup a wheel set in a few minutes with a compressor.
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I pumped with one hand and manipulated the tire with the other HTFU!! LOL

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I pumped with one hand and manipulated the tire with the other HTFU!! LOL
I've been doing the same, you're not impressing me lol. I'll bring you my setup and if you can do what i cant, i'll give you credit then every rim and tire setup is diiferent broham!

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I pumped with one hand and manipulated the tire with the other HTFU!! LOL
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I've been doing the same, you're not impressing me lol. I'll bring you my setup and if you can do what i cant, i'll give you credit then every rim and tire setup is diiferent broham!
sup??? that's how I did mine. Maybe you cheaped out and bought crappy tires!

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What's the main advantage (aside from weight reduction) in going tubeless? I'm waiting on an order for some Maxxis Crossmark tires for my mountain bike (has road slicks now) and I ordered tubes...but think the tires can do either.

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Puncture resealing and weight. That's it.
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What's the main advantage (aside from weight reduction) in going tubeless? I'm waiting on an order for some Maxxis Crossmark tires for my mountain bike (has road slicks now) and I ordered tubes...but think the tires can do either.
you'll have to convert your wheels, with the Stan's kit, to do it. Besides lighter, they are much more convienient when they flat. With Stan's in them they just seal up on their own when they puncture. Worst case you have flip the wheel so the puncture faces the ground so the sealant seals it up like green slime. You can also run lower pressures on the trails without worrying about a pinch flat.

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Thanks for the info.....I'll consider it down the road.

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http://www.notubes.com/2oz-Tire-Seal...ctor-P348.aspx

This would probably help with adding the juice. I should add some to my wheels too as it hasn't been done since I got the bike.
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I just break the bead on one side, pour some in, and hit it with the compressor. A total of 2 minutes for each tire. Ask Scott how he likes his though, as I think he uses that to refill his.

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Yeah i bought that too didnt get to use it though.

I've yet to have a problem running tubes, would like to try tubeless someday though

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Yeah i bought that too didnt get to use it though.

I've yet to have a problem running tubes, would like to try tubeless someday though
Lol!!! I had 3 flats in one day. I promptly switched to tubeless. I haven't converted my specialized YET though.

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I've got the injector for the valves. It's not bad. I just give it a little shot every spring to freshen it up. Pretty easy through the valves especially if you don't have a compressor and don't want to break a bead

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I've been running tubeless since moving to Texas, it is mandatory here. You wouldn't go a ride without getting a flat or two.

Air compressor without a doubt makes setting up a couple wheels a quick affair.

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it's easy. Put a tube in it and pump it up. Let the beads seal and then pull the tube out of the valve. hahaha

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it's easy. Put a tube in it and pump it up. Let the beads seal and then pull the tube out of the valve. hahaha
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It also allows the heavier riders to get away with running lower pressures so the ride is less bouncy.

It does get messy sometimes and I still keep a tube in the camelbak for on the trail.

I've set them up with an air pump, but they were done before. Not sure I'd wish it on anyone

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Did you guys ever get this set up?
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