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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2014, 08:37:05 AM »
Apparently the secret to success using a floor pump is coffee.


http://dirtwire.tv/2014/10/mounting-a-tubeless-mountain-bike-tire-without-an-air-compressor/

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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2014, 12:45:31 PM »
dude's from Boston and has a funny accent.


Also, cracking the bead to add sealant added quite a bit more time to his install.  Fill through the valve!


I have tried this with my floor pump and it just doesn't work.  My floor pump doesn't put out enough volume.  His pump is MUCH bigger (air sleeve diameter) than mine so looks like it pushes more air.


I probably ought to get a bigger pump this winter.  Inflating 4" fatbike tires with the pump I have will probably be quite a workout.

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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2014, 08:44:31 AM »
I prefer to fill through the valve (without the core) as I've found even with an air compressor the valve core is a HUGE flow restriction.  I also end up with a lot less sealant on the floor when filling through the valve.

As always, YMMV.  I thought this would be good to share, funny accent and all.

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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2014, 10:45:24 PM »
I switched from Spinergy wheels to Stan's Notube Arch 29er rims and all I can say is wow!

Night and day for mounting and sealing tires.

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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2014, 04:31:07 PM »
Compressors are definitely the best way to bead a tubeless  tire.  However, they are expensive and take up space.  A low cost alternative that takes less real estate is purchasing a tank and pressurizing it with a standard floor pump.
http://www.walmart.com/search/?query=air%20tank
« Last Edit: November 26, 2014, 04:36:25 PM by rangelinenaturepreserve »
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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2014, 10:21:22 AM »
Good idea.
Didn't know such a think existed.

I did find a little compressor at the pawn shop for $50, about the same size.
Provides a good blast of air for that initial bump to seal the beads.

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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2014, 02:47:05 PM »
Compressors are definitely the best way to bead a tubeless  tire.  However, they are expensive and take up space.  A low cost alternative that takes less real estate is purchasing a tank and pressurizing it with a standard floor pump.
http://www.walmart.com/search/?query=air%20tank

That sounds like a huge amount of work..... ;)

Fat is where it's at!......Tires that is.
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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2014, 05:40:54 PM »
Compressors are definitely the best way to bead a tubeless  tire.  However, they are expensive and take up space.  A low cost alternative that takes less real estate is purchasing a tank and pressurizing it with a standard floor pump.
http://www.walmart.com/search/?query=air%20tank

That sounds like a huge amount of work..... ;)


How many pumps does it take to fill a 30gal tank to 100psi?

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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2014, 06:08:31 PM »
A shitload is my guess. lol

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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2014, 06:35:38 PM »
A small 1 or 2 gal tank will obviously save some work vs a 30 gal.  Regardless of size, stop by the gas station on your way home from work and fill it up for 50 cents.
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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2014, 01:20:56 PM »
I stopped by my LBS and they were more than happy to help me out and let me use their compressor and gave me a couple extra things to make the valve stem work better when I made the fattie tubeless. Another reason to support your local bike shop right there.
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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2014, 09:15:25 PM »
I turned my fat tires inside out and let them stay that way for a couple days.  When I righted them the beads where much farther apart.  I can only assume this made them bead easier since I have only done fatties once.
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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2014, 01:33:17 PM »
I have friends who have this seems to work very well. Does not come with batteries though. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-One-Plus-Cordless-Green-Inflator-P731/203060297
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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2014, 04:08:52 PM »
One thing that I have found is that it is harder to seal cold tires and a cold rim. Bringing everything inside from my uninsulated garage overnight makes things seal up much easier.  Very relevant this time of year.
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Re: Tubeless and Air Compressors
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2016, 05:01:33 PM »
A minor update to this thread. Don't use power washers on a mtn bike.

May be old news for some but I realized at my last race at Versailles after I flatted (again) the tire had water where the stan's fluid was.
Appears as though power washing your tires/wheels forces water inside, causing the Stan's clotting process to fail.

Lesson learned. (The hard way)

 

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