- tubeless valve help
okk we're getting there, 355 rim, rim tape, non ust advantage, tack pump and hey presto up it went irst time, however, leaking out of valve. how tight do yu need the the little screw up th eoutdise of the valve, and do you need to do anything special to the valve when puttin it in to avoid it leaking
taPosted 10 years ago
Quite tight is about right. When you are fitting the valve press on the rubbery base with your thumb and do the nut up pretty tight. You don't have to really haul on it. As you've already got the tyre on I'd suggest pulling on the valve if you can and nipping the valve's nut up a best you can. You don't need to do anything special to them if you have the right valve for your rims.
Have you got yellow rim tape fitted and is it on really tightly?Posted 10 years ago
what yellow rim tape do you mean? is it yellow rim tape with a valve attached? or just bog standard yellow rim tape, and you use a valve cut out from an inner tube with it?
do you mean rim tape like this? is this any good for tubeless or do i need to use better rim tape, or the 'ghetto' stylee split inner tube?
Posted 10 years ago
The yellow tape I'm talking about is the Stan's Rim tape which is like a very strong insulating tape. What you've got there is just standard rim tape. The Stan's stuff actually seals the rim's spoke holes and makes the rim airtight. Your's won't.
This is what I mean:Posted 10 years ago
ah thanks. cheaper than their £20 dedicated rim strips. why would they sell that?
i spose you have to poke a hole through it too, and then stick one of their valves in afterwards? so its a bit cheaper than one of their rim strips?
how far up the rim wall does it go? just up to the top? over the edge?
cheersPosted 10 years ago
just tried again took tyre off little extra yellow tape over the valve re cut the hole re seated tyre and put valve in as tight as i can air compressor tyre goes up air comes out of valve any ideas, should i cut away the yellow tape so the valve sits right on the metal of the valve hole in the rim?Posted 10 years ago
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