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@cyclocross Glueing the bead to the rim took very little time to do and the benefits of not burping (and subsequent DNFs ) are definitely worth the small effort. Unfortunately the very short Melbourne cyclocross season is finished and I only got to do two races on the glued-tubeless tyres, but that, combined with a few MTB rides on the cross bike have me convinced.
2 years, 9 months ago on Going Tubeless for Cyclocross – Avoiding the Burp, Choosing the Best Tires, and a DIY System (Updated, Part III)
@robkerr Damn, I thought I might have been the first to think of it!
2 years, 11 months ago on Going Tubeless for Cyclocross – Avoiding the Burp, Choosing the Best Tires, and a DIY System (Updated, Part III)
@cyclocross Final report: I raced the Dirty Deeds CX round 2 on Sunday. Wasn't brave enough to drop the pressure too low, but rode at 35psi with no problems. Next time I will definatly use less. BTW, I managed to win B grade and have earn't a promotion to A grade!
3 years ago on Going Tubeless for Cyclocross – Avoiding the Burp, Choosing the Best Tires, and a DIY System (Updated, Part III)
@cyclocross OK, so I went MTB trail riding on the cross bike last night with the tyres at 35psi. I bottomed out on tree roots a few times with no problems, and also on an off-camber bumpy section, I could feel the rear tyre folding underneath, but I lost NO AIR! Glueing the bead of the tyre definately seems to work. The only drawback last night was a stick in the rear derailleur with 1.5km to go resulting in a broken, brand-new Ultegra mech! Oh well, I did get 1.5km of running training!
@cyclocross, Obviously I've not tried it yet, but I imagine you would be able to unstick the tyre by hand, or with gentle use of a tyre lever.
@cyclocross, I'm 74kg (163 pounds?) I didn't get a chance to ride the bike over the w/end, however, I am MTB riding on it tonight and I have a cross race in Melbourne next w/end (17th July) and will report back then. If using glue works, I'd be chuffed if it turned out I was the first to do it!Cheers Gary.
Yesterday I successfully fitted Michelin Mud 2 tyres to the Maddox rims on my Cannondale using a Stans kit and painting the hook part of the rim and the bead of the tyre with one layer on each of Vittoria Mastik Tubular glue. I inflated it without Stans liquid at first to get the two glued surfaces to stick, then installed the Stans liquid, injected through the valve core (so I didn't need to break the bead/glue) . My theory is that I am less likely to get "burping" as the bead is actually glued to the rim.
I went for a short ride, on and off-road, at 30psi with no problems. Cheers Gary.