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Old 10-01-20, 08:44 AM
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Riding TL, get a puncture, seals, get home and...

and then what?

I was on a ride and on the way back, 10km from home hisssssssssssssssss and milky stuff spewing out of the tire. This was a first for me so wasnt sure, stop or keep going. So I slowed down and the goo managed to seal the puncture. When I got home, I was trying to plug it and I have added extra sealant. As soon as I pumped the tire up the plug went flying, couple times I did this. So then again I added more sealant and pumped the tire up. Now it seems to hold, but I did not go for a ride yet. Looks like the hole is about 1/8" and its more of a cut.

What should I do? Go for a ride and see if she holds? If it does I am all good or not really?
This is on Gravelking SK 32mm tires.
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Old 10-01-20, 09:33 AM
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If there is a hole or cut in the tire large enough for the sealant to leak through, you either need to boot the tire or replace.
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If you used a Dynaplug or a Stan's Dart and it went flying, it was installed incorrectly. I haven't used bacon strips so I can't speak to how those could come out.

Many people ride Dynaplugs for the life of the tire. Darts have not been out as long, but expect those will also be ridden the life of the tire as opposed to being booted.
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Old 10-01-20, 11:38 AM
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glue a patch to the inside of the tire. not easy to do in the middle of a ride, but fix it at home and it should be fine.
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There is lies the problem. I dont have the booster pump to set the tire again so I will need to bring into a shop.
I guess my adventure with TL tires stop now. Switching back to tubes and dealing with punctures the old way
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But if the sealant did seal why did you try to plug it?
Dynaplug or a stan's dart are there for the life of the tire and you just need to top up the sealant to be ready for the next one...
No need to take the tire off until it's worn out or damaged beyond a plug.

I had a really big puncture that seeped if I added too much air. I rode with ~50psi for about an hour and it sealed up just fine after the sealant hardened a bit. Still good today!
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But if the sealant did seal why did you try to plug it?
Dynaplug or a stan's dart are there for the life of the tire and you just need to top up the sealant to be ready for the next one...
No need to take the tire off until it's worn out or damaged beyond a plug.

I had a really big puncture that seeped if I added too much air. I rode with ~50psi for about an hour and it sealed up just fine after the sealant hardened a bit. Still good today!
It did not seal it completely. It let me get home before I got a full flat, and it kept on spilling out. I topped it up again at home, pumped up and same thing. They I tried to plug if, plug pupped (bacon strip), added a bit more and rotated the wheel with the hole down.
Went for a ride today, managed to get 100m from home. Rode back, swapped it all back to tube and old tires.
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Personally, I prefer tubes in my bike tires. But then, I started biking around the time Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber. LOL.

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And this is why most people use tubes for road bikes still. The high pressure just doesn't work well with sealant and punctures. It's great for gravel but tires are usually under 40-45psi..
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I have yet to get a leaking puncture with tubeless, but I wondered if 2, 3 or 4 bacon strips would be a good idea for bigger punctures.
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TL Patch

I've pulled Goat Heads from the 5000TL's and never done a thing after that. It seals itself...done.
This works for the small pin prick type hole.
On the larger size (glass shard) I've patched the tire from the inside. Originally I used a regular tube patch after much scrubbing and cleaning.
Now I've the Rema Tubeless Patch kit ready and waiting for my next repair.

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Old 10-03-20, 05:15 PM
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I would strongly suggest buying a pump that will allow you to set tubeless tires at home.
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