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  • Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    Guessing the tyre blew of the rim rather than actually explode?! 🙂

    Premier Icon Ming the Merciless
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    Do it again so we can see the results!

    markwsf
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    Yes – it blew off the rim – tyre is fine. I am however wondering whether to refit or replace with a proper tubeless ready tyre – it will have a lot ofntoad use so be at 40PSI – not that far off 50 where it blew off and that was with no weight etc. Anyone want to buy a 29″ Racing Ralph – never even touched the road?

    Yes – doing it again did occur to me- maybe get some cornflour in there for effect to get a great photo – definitely using a longer hose though and hiding in another room – I’m sure there’s still a faint ringing going on even now.

    carlos
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    I’ve been there and done that too, albeit in the garage. Sounded like a cannon going off 8O. The neighbour came out shouting at his lad, who was in his garage as he thought he’d blown something up.

    thegreatape
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    Give me a B….

    Saccades
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    Those scwalbe performance line are shit, some rubber looking plastic that should be thrown in the bin.

    CRC have some similar xc type racr3 for 25yoyos that are actual tyre compound and miles better.

    markwsf
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    To get a Rocket Ron Performance (I.e. non-tubeless) tyre to seat a bit more evently I pumped it up to 50PSI thinking a ‘pop’ would follow.

    No – not a pop – a BANG followed by silence and then ears ringing…. sealant EVERYWHERE – really glad I was wearing glasses !

    So – the bleedin’ obvious lesson – do this stuff outdoor… at least once sealant is introduced.

    My biggest regret though is not taking a photo before cleaning up.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    If you’ve blown a tyre off the rim, the chances are you’ve damaged the bead – and it won’t seal properly, or at least struggle to seal.

    If you’re going over 30 psi to seal a tyre, you need more lube on your rim 😉

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    Doing it indoors is fine – rookie error is sealant first. Use a decent removable core valve, seat the tyre then add fluid through the valve.

    And yes, I made the same rookie error! You’d be surprised where you’ll still be finding sealant months later…

    markwsf
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    Yep – the snakeskin Rocket Ron on the front is visibly a much better tyre – running a performance on the rear was just because it will get a lot of road use so would rather wear down a cheap tyre. Bad plan – will get a proper tyre instead for then rear.

    I installed and initially inflated the tyre “dry” and then once all settled uses the removable core to inject the sealant. It was days later when it blew off!

    Premier Icon timidwheeler
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    I’ve always fitted mine indoors. Quick tip. Sealant on lino is really slippy!

    lustyd
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    “because it will get a lot of road use”

    Lesson 2 – you need more bikes! N+1 😆

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Following on from thegreatape …
    Give me an “a”

    TiRed
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    Did this with a GP4 seasons on a kysirium rim a few months ago. Blew off at 110psi. Stans is hard to wash out.

    markwsf
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    lustyd – perfect response, thank you – that could be spun int a H&S reason for a new bike I think.

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Could have been worse…..

    thegreatape
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    Give me a D…

    danbo
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    You like the D?

    eulach
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    Give me a G…

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