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  • boxfish
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    Stans yellow tape, valves and sealant should be all you need.

    Edit: you can get away with electrical tape or gorilla tape, both of which are cheaper.

    Premier Icon Graham_Clark
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    Stans tape, valves and ‘jizz’ and you should be good to go 🙂

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    yellow tape, partly diluted fairy liquid*, jizz**, track pump (or maybe compressor of some sort), 10 minutes free time

    (*/** – neither term refers to actual jizz)

    Oh yeah, valves – like wot they said

    danjthomas
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    Track pump and soapy water to pop tyres onto rims without faff

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    “BEST” preparation is to put your intended tyre on the wheel with a tube in overnight (or even a couple of hours) to get it to shape up and maybe stretch a bit, and press the tape hard onto the rim. Then take tube out, fit valve and away

    Premier Icon timidwheeler
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    Same set up. I have had a year of trouble free tubless with superstar tape and valves, but proper Stan’s Fluid.

    boxfish
    Member

    What scaredypants said.

    If you have time, pop a tube in, put washing-up liquid on the bead, inflate to the max psi for the tyre and leave for 24 hours before removing the tube, adding the valve & jizz and pumping up.

    Danno72
    Member

    Does this now make all my non tubeless tyres redundant?

    Danno72
    Member

    do you guys still carry a spare tube just in case?

    skink2020
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    Took a fair bit of sealant to seal the advantages bit they’ve been fine for several months now.
    Always carry a spare tube for the big tyrewall slash thats bound to happen.

    boxfish
    Member

    Always. In 5 years, I’ve had a few punctures but no need to use the tube. I’ll probably get 3 flats on my next ride now.

    Danno72
    Member

    Finally going to try tubeless. Got some ZTR Crest rims, ordered tubeless tyres today. So what else do I need? What kits are best? Had a quick look on CRC, the Stans kits are a bit pricey. What are my options?

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