I had relatively few problems getting everything to work first time around. Changing tyres was a nightmare - had to start all over again, and now have problems losing pressure over a few days. Gone back to tubes, but will try again sometime cos the ride is better on tubeless imho.
Ghetto and wheels - WTF?
I posted on Sunday " Just went Ghetto" . Been on three rides since. Bike is definatly faster. Very similar to taking off nobbly mud tyres and putting on faster summer tyres. Also the bike seems to ' pop ' more easily , and slightly more stable. Bear in mind I used to run slimed tubes to keep punctures at bay. The poster who weighed everything did not allow for 100ml of slime, plus the tube,when with Ghetto you can use less latex. Slime in tubes seems to bunch up and you can feel it when you spin up the wheels and sometimes in the corners.
So far with my Gheeto'd wheels I have not noticed this effect anywhere near as much.
Initially I ran them at 35 psi , but it was obviously too firm. Dropped them to 30 psi and its closer, maybe another 2 -3 psi less will be spot on for me.
No problems fitting them . I got them up on the bead , deflated then carefully injected the wheel milk.
Got to thinking maybe a turkey baster might be the right tool for the job.
I run ghetto tubless
Is it faster? I dunno. Very subjective.
Is it grippier? Dunno. Again subjective.
Is it lighter? Probably not by much, if at all.
Do I get fewer punctures? Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.
Not one (other than a dodgy tyre which i tried to use, which was my fault) since converting.
Previously I was pinch puncturing about twice per ride on thick-ish tubes & high pressures. This was mainly from riding fast rocky stuff.
I'd recommend it to anyone pinch puncturing a lot.
Well excuse me for not understanding another english saying!
I shall assume that is what i have missed.
Nick on forums people take the piss and wait for reactions - fishing!
I see. I obviously have not been using this forum long enough. Usually i would be at work but redundancy means i have too time on my hands!
Can't wait to get another job!
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