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1Back to top Go down    Inflating a tubeless tire on Thu May 05, 2016 8:57 am

BooG

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I have been at it for two hours, and the thing will not inflate!Evil or Very Mad
Got it on the rim no prob....just can't inflate it!
Have seen the luggage strap method, and the starter fluid method online (don't fancy that one).
Any easy fix? Going to the tire shop seems defeatist!!!!

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Inflating a tubeless tire on Thu May 05, 2016 9:04 am

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A CO2 canister will usually do the trick.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Inflating a tubeless tire on Thu May 05, 2016 9:56 am

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I hold the wheel vertical and bounce it on the ground. Pushes the side walls onto the rim, bit of fairy liquid helps. john


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Inflating a tubeless tire on Thu May 05, 2016 10:28 am

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Still at it! Bead won't sit in one side, and now I am covered in fairy liquid at can't grip anything. Can't believe its this difficult. I've done it before with no issues..why now...why me....why.....4th hour...I'm gonna get that sukkkka!!

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Inflating a tubeless tire on Thu May 05, 2016 12:08 pm

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You need a really big compressor and an extra pair of hands one to inflate and support the wheel whilst you hold the bead "shut" by pressing it sideways (well more at an angle seated side down) off the floor .


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Inflating a tubeless tire on Thu May 05, 2016 12:09 pm

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I was fitting a Tourance Next to my RT's front wheel the other day and couldn't get a section of the bead to seat no matter what I tried. That is, until I broke the bead again on the one side that wouldn't seat, rubbed some more tyre paste round the rim and bead, and hit the bastige with a 50 psi blast! It slowly moved towards the rim as I held the valve tight to the stem and with a loud pop, seated. Sometimes it's good to simply break the bead again until the tyre sits more roundly on the rim.

It's also important to leave the Schrader valve out of the stem for maximum air ingress until it's seated to your satisfaction. Replace and refill to spec. Dunno if that'll help you but this was my technique.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Inflating a tubeless tire on Thu May 05, 2016 1:03 pm

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Paid a bloke to do it. 3, 3mins...50psi....yeah, you need a compressor!!!
I'm still amazed by the "fire" technique....!!Laughing

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Inflating a tubeless tire on Sat May 07, 2016 5:06 pm

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Full marks for perseverance!! Watch this for some tire inflation entertainment. Fast forward the first bit....!What a Face

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Inflating a tubeless tire on Sat May 07, 2016 7:25 pm

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