Sealant Tips

by jacana   February 14, 2014  

Eagerly awaiting the delivery of my new Trek Madone with tubeless ready wheels. Can anyone recommend a good quality sealant for the tyres to reduce the possibility of punctures?

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If they are just tubeless ready and not tubeless only, my best suggestion for sealants.....use clinchers Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
14th February 2014 - 11:38

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This gives me an opening for my own novice question.

I recently bought a 40 year old bike with the intention of taking part in the Retro Ronde. It has tubeless tyres of which I have no experience. I guess the Ronde is tough on tyres and I have some arthritis in my hands which makes tyre changes difficult.

Is it a good idea to fill the tyres with gunk as a preventative measure or should I wait for a puncture before using the sealant? I doubt whether I would be capable of changing a tubeless tyre by the roadside.

For the record the wheels have Campag Record hubs and Nisi rims.

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posted by Crosshouses [168 posts]
14th February 2014 - 17:03

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This must be the only time that no advice has been offered on Road c.c.

I guess everyone is too busy arguing about helmets.

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posted by Crosshouses [168 posts]
19th February 2014 - 17:18

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As has been noted in another thread, not many are using tubs. Unless you are a sponsored rider, it gets very expensive to run tubs, especially if you are not racing.

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
19th February 2014 - 17:28

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Your wheels are tubeless ready, they may not have tubeless tyres fitted as they are more expensive. If they are tubeless tyres, fantastic, just a tiny amount of Stan's or Slime, (see my other post). If they are standard tyres, wait 'till they wear out or if you have the money swap them straight away and give the old ones away to the nearest luddite naysayer who gives you the same comments as their Grandfathers did to car drivers FIFTY YEARS AGO.

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posted by Richie Bikelane [8 posts]
19th February 2014 - 23:34

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40 year old bike with tubeless wheels? If the wheels are 40 years old they won't be tubeless and/or the previous owner has fitted tubeless tyres on standard rims with a Stan's tubeless kit meant for fat MTB tyres. Standard rims with tubeless tyres or visa versa will not stand the high pressures run in road tyres and may blow off catastrophically. You have to run tubeless rims and tyres.
If they are modern tubeless rims, just put a small measure of Slime or Stan's to virtually guarantee no flats.

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posted by Richie Bikelane [8 posts]
19th February 2014 - 23:39

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Tubs?

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posted by Richie Bikelane [8 posts]
19th February 2014 - 23:41

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Tubs = abbreviation for Tubular Tyre Smile

posted by wellcoordinated [66 posts]
20th February 2014 - 0:05

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