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makel

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Re: Ghetto Tubeless
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 11:34:49 PM »
stan's?

Yes stan's not tom's don't know where I got that  :)


No, I think it is a fantastic idea. It obviously doesn't help against pinch flats, but will help with goat heads or other puncture flats. It adds a little weight, but worth it. I had a few flats early last season and then put Stan's in both of my tubes and had pretty good success for the remainder of the season.

P.S. Who is your LBS guy?

Eric at 405's. I don't annoy him too bad with my quirks.

He did say something about ammonia and the tube only lasting so long because of it. Tubes aren't that expensive, and if it really works then it should be worth the extra couple dollars.

Practices start wednesday. I'm excited, but I have a feeling I'm going to be a mini-disaster. 
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Re: Ghetto Tubeless
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2012, 08:13:49 AM »
CX is a disaster no matter how you look at it. You'll fit right in.

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Re: Ghetto Tubeless
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2012, 08:45:37 AM »
Eric at 405's. I don't annoy him too bad with my quirks.

He did say something about ammonia and the tube only lasting so long because of it. Tubes aren't that expensive, and if it really works then it should be worth the extra couple dollars.

Practices start wednesday. I'm excited, but I have a feeling I'm going to be a mini-disaster.

re: the Stan's.. I've heard the same thing about the tube not lasting as long as it normally would. However, I put my tires on two nights ago and realized the only tubes I had available were the ones I used last year (w/ Stan's in them still). I went ahead and mounted them on and they are holding air just fine for now..

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Re: Ghetto Tubeless
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2012, 09:21:19 AM »
Well, I flatted one of my ghetto tubeless cross wheels and I had such a PITA trying to get a new tire (same brand, Spec Tracer Pro) to hold air that I gave up and put a tube in. Also a local CX hotshot (was ranked top 20 nationally last year) told me he gave up on CX tubeless after a burping episode in a race.  So there's that.

makel

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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2012, 09:23:06 AM »
This burping,  what is it?

shovelhd

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« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2012, 09:50:21 AM »
It's when the bead breaks the seal and lets air out. There's no tube.

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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2012, 02:42:18 AM »
This burping,  what is it?

opposite of farting.  :shh:

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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2012, 03:41:07 AM »

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Re: Ghetto Tubeless
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2012, 11:52:35 AM »
opposite of farting.  :shh:


I feel like the opposite would be swallowing air with.. just nevermind.