Tubeless....

Barrio Barranco

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Nov 24, 2018
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So tonight I did the conversion from tubed to tubeless for the first time ever. DT Swiss E 512 rims and the 2.35" Nobby Nics. Cleaned up everything externally, and removed the tyres/tubes/tape. Dried the wheel rims and cleaned thoroughly internally with IPA. I used "Lifeline" (CRC/Wiggle own brand) rim tape- 27mm to the 25mm rims as advised and went on pretty good, a few small bubbles but at one layer of tape pushed them over the top of the spoke holes so they will escape. Used 35mm Stans valves. Managed to get 2/3 of the tyre beading back in place against the rim walls by hand and used my home made "ghetto air blaster " - A Co-Op 2l water bottle with 2 prestas in the cap, pumped to 70 psi it got both tyres on first attempt. I used Muc-Off's sealant as it got superb reviews last summer and Merlin are doing it 1 litre for £19.50, put in 100ml per wheel. Inflated to 35psi overnight and gave them a good shake around....

Not sure what to run them at tomorrow when I go out , will be hopefully noticeably different along with the 160mm cranks.
I did weigh my front wheel when I took it off the bike and again once fully converted and I've saved a , err, whopping 35g.... The Schwalbe inner tubes are the super light variety though(good for spares I suppose)....
 
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soundwave

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but that is 70g less rolling resistance for both wheels and no flats worst that can happen is you burp the tyre of the rim with low psi but i run about 25psi on both of mine and not fell of yet.

just see how it goes ;)
 

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