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Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: June 03, 2015, 02:15:07 pm »
I am glad you have actually tried it.  I also totally agree with the lawyer thing.  I am running tubeless specific tires that say pressure range is 13-82 psi.  The rims say max of 45.  The only answer to the variation: lawyers.

I love the tubeless setup!  Please post any new info as it comes!

Almost forgot, I am going to try a short tubeless tour this fall.  BRP maybe.

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Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: May 09, 2015, 11:33:02 am »
Basically, too much weight at too low of a pressure.  Higher pressure will blow the tire off the rim.
That doesn't make sense to me, but maybe I am missing something.  How much weight and how much pressure are you thinking of using with what sized tire?  I don't see wanting or needing to run enough pressure to "blow the tire off the rim".  At the lower pressure end of the scale I don't see going low enough for burping to be a problem.

Just trying to understand...

Tubeless psi hurts my brain,  general rule of thumb max psi is as follows:

23mm - 116psi
28mm - 100psi
32mm - 45psi

So you see the pressure goes down as the tire gets wider.  I don't have specs on 40mm (29x1.5).  Stan's said max would be 40psi.  At those low pressures, rider plus gear would make the tires roll poorly.

My Hutchinson tires arerated  to 85 with a tube, 34mm width keeps me at 45 tubeless.

Hope that helps... Lol.

I can try and copy/paste the email from Stan's if you want more.

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Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: May 09, 2015, 10:57:48 am »
Sent a few emails back and forth with Bob Nunnink at Stan's.  The main problem with touring tubeless is load rating and rolling resistance.   Basically, too much weight at too low of a pressure.  Higher pressure will blow the tire off the rim.

Should be fine for ultra light touring, not for me and my pack mule ways.

Possibly if the load is all on a trailer though.... Hmmmm.
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Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: May 07, 2015, 01:03:00 am »
Thanks "Hikes" I never thought about that aspect.  Totally changes my view!

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Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: April 23, 2015, 06:08:24 am »
I rode the GDMBR with DT Swiss non-tubeless rims, the Stan's tubeless kit, and Continental Race King 2.2 ProTection tires. The weather was extremely hot in Montana, and perhaps I didn't have enough sealant, especially because I was losing some on the rim-tire connection, so I ran out of sealant on one wheel and had to pump up the tire several times a day. Eventually put in a tube until I got a bike shop to add sealant. I had mailed my small bottle of sealant home, which would have solved my problem.
No flats, and I really like the ride (and weight savings.)
Definitely bring a tube and some patches though. I also had the Park Tool TB-2 tubeless tire patch.

The sealant issue is a worry of mine, not sure if I want to carry that AND a tube, or just put in tubes and carry just one tube.

Always have the TB-2 kit... required!

General Discussion / Re: My dog wants to go with me
« on: April 02, 2015, 12:17:43 am »
That is a really good question msullivan! I was thinking of getting a k9cruiser, might have to wait until we get an answer.

Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: March 20, 2015, 01:01:43 am »
Excellent info Hyegeek! Thank you!

What tires are you using?  Special tubeless or regular tires with conversion kit?

Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: March 17, 2015, 11:34:47 am »
Thanks Indyfabz!
I was thinking of tube plus a tubless repair kit would be sufficient for a problem like you encountered.

Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: March 17, 2015, 10:41:51 am »
I did mine with a regular floor pump.   Should not need to mess with seating the bead out on a trip unless it's a major blowout.  At that point, could just jam a tube until reaching a rest stop.

I am a backer, $25 for any head, $29 choice of color, it goes on from there!

Gear Talk / Tubeless?
« on: March 17, 2015, 07:15:08 am »
Just a few days ago I converted my CX bike to tubeless. I am in love with it.  Anybody tried touring with tubeless?   My initial thoughts are that it may not be good due to the sealant hardening over time, but I was able to get a good seal without any.   Still not sure about the long haul.  I guess if needed one could just put in a tube.

Gear Talk / Re: New Adventure Bike...from Trek!
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:02:25 am »
Oh man!
My wife is gonna kill me...

Unless I buy her one too!

I just posted in the RIP Keen string that I use their Newport sandles with MTB low profile platform pedals.   Throw in a sock if you need warmth, seal skin sock if you need dry and warmth.

Gear Talk / Re: Keen R.I.P.
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:01:53 am »
Keen Newport and low profile MTB platform pedals are my favorite combo.  The carbide teeth agree with the soles.  Does not tear them up at all with tons of grip.

Gear Talk / Re: New Rider who needs advice on tires
« on: March 01, 2015, 08:37:42 am »
If you are still looking for tires.  I have had great luck with continental touring plus on my daily grinder.  They were pretty cheap with wire bead and I have almost worn them bald without a single puncture.

Side note, my touring rig runs Schwalbe marathons.

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