- Stans Flow Rim, Running it tubeless advice…
With a normal tyre, even a maxxis, a rim strip makes it easier if using a track pump. Using CO2 or a compressor for the air makes a difference but I found even with sealant in it still leaked air quite quickly (over a couple of days). In the end I got a rim strip and use it over the top of yellow tape with normal tyres and revert back to just yellow tape and an olympic valve for tubless specific tyres (which I use most of the time now – a bit heavier but a lot more confidence inspiring)Posted 7 years agoneninjaMember
I use Olympic rims and had the same problem with my track pump initially.
I found that if you put the Stans fluid in and tip the wheel over horizontally and run the Stans all round the edge of the tyre by tilting the wheel around on both sides it seems to go straight up afterwards with the pump.Posted 7 years agolocalhero94Member
I had run arch's with normal tyres and rimstrips for a couple of years and always had a struggle inflating without co2. Last weekend I took out the strips and used just yellow tape with ust tyres and was amazed how easily they inflated. UST all the way for me now.Posted 7 years ago
I have just bought a front stans flow rim and kit (yellow tape, valve & sealant) to run it tubeless. My front tyre is a Maxxis Advantage 2.25. I have installed the tape, left it with an innertube in to seat the tape properly and I am at the soap suds inflation stage. However I cannot get the tyre to inflate at all, any ideas…? ThanksPosted 7 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
In theory, a rim strip is needed for "normal" tyres. However, I set up some Advantage Exception tyres on a flow rim with just the tape (exception tyres are a bad idea by the way, too flimsy).
Try some pegs.
16 evenly spaced either side to flatten the tyre. Then hang it to inflate it. If it will work with your pump, remove the valve core for better air flow.
Failing that, inflate it with a compressor or a CO2 cart.
If you're near Nottingham, shout up and we'll have a go with my compressor.Posted 7 years agogeetee1972Member
CO2 canisters make life a heck of a lot easier but it's a pricey way to inflate your tyres.
The best tip I can offer is not to use diluted washing up liquid; use it neat and spread it liberally (and messily) around the, ahem, rim. Then try the track pump and if that doesn't work, resort to CO2 canisters.
As has been pointed out, you don't technically need the rim strips but they do create a better seal that makes a difference for heavy and/or aggresive riders.Posted 7 years agoyoshimiSubscriber
I had this problem, you'll be fine with just the yellow tape – I did what you did i.e. leaving it with an innertube inflated overnight, then soap suds. Daft question but you have remove the valve core when you initially pump up the tyre just to seat it properly so that you can force a lot more air in? Get yourself a Co2 pump and It'll pop it on straight away. IME you only have to do this the first time, then the tyre gets used to being there.Posted 7 years agoaviemoronMember
I install the tyre with an innertube first leave it a while, unseat 1 bead take out inner tube install valve and the fluid then swish round like neninja describes then inflate with normal floor pump – oh don't rest it on the ground to inflate, hang it of something. Job done.Posted 7 years agoScienceofficerMember
I've successfully mounted the 2.25 ADvantage on my flows without a rimstrip, but I had to use a compressor to do it.
It was a great combo, but the bead was too slack and I rolled it off the rim twice (running 28-30psi) Fortunately, I got away with it both times and keen to take the lesson fate had provided me I changed to a wire beaded 2.3 highroller thats much more secure.
I'd not recommend running that combination from a safety stand point. No idea if they'd work with a rim strip though. I've moved away from the faff of rimstrips, even the pucker ones.Posted 7 years ago
thanks for responces so far. I've tried it without the valve core in but still didn't want to go up. where's the best place to get a cheap compressor? would putting thePosted 7 years ago
sealant in help? or should I get the tyre inflating first? want to stick with tyre as it's brand new! I live up north but thanks for the offer of popping over to use your compressor mate!
how tight are folks tyres on the rim? my tyre fits on the rim no bother and hthe problem seems to be getting the bead to sit on the edge of the rim all the way round. it just wants to sit in the middle. I've tried patting it down to 'shape' the rim. will try neat washing up liquid when I get in tonight. thanks for all the advicePosted 7 years ago
Thanks for all your help on here ! Managed to get it inflated with neat washing up liquid, the valve core out and lots of pumping !! Bead popped on and then I de=flated and added sealant. Re-inflated and she's still up (no doubt I will walk into the shed and it will be flat in the morning!).
Now… what pressure should I run…….80kgs…Posted 7 years agododgypenguinMember
Been using the flow specific rim strip with my flows/minion/advent arrangement:
No flats. Pressure 30psi for trail/xc, 25psi if more traction needed at expense of rolling resistance (85kg). You need to experiment to get the tyre feel needed- a few psi can make a big difference to feel.Posted 7 years ago
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