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On the road tubeless repair

Old 05-22-21, 11:29 AM
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On the road tubeless repair

On a road tubeless tire if you get a puncture on the tread that cannot be sealed by the sealant will the "bacon" (tubeless repair kit) hold or be expelled once inflated and start riding.
I saw a recent video that stated that it will not hold on a road tire.
So far I have had to insert a tube when I get an "un-sealable" puncture, and use a reinforced boot especially for tread punctures. No experience with tubeless repair kit.
Any experience?
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Old 05-23-21, 12:21 AM
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IMO bacon strips are for tires with lower pressure, anything over 30 psi will shoot it out. It should work on a road tire, at least for you to make it home. I recently got a pinch flat, so it was in a spot where there is little sealant reaching it and I used a Stan's Dart to seal it. It's been holding well, I pump it up to 65 psi. I have had a few Darts break upon installation, but when it works, it works well.
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Old 05-23-21, 12:41 AM
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You may get lucky and have it sometimes work temporarily. I would not normally rely on it as a permanent solution.

The key is the thickness of the rubber. Car and truck tires are much thicker than bicycle tires. Even then, they don't always work in car and truck tires. If you had a bicycle tire with very thick rubber it might work.

The benefit of sealant is that, you may get small holes which seal with the sealant, and not get as many flat tires. When you get a large hole, you normally need to patch it properly.
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Old 05-24-21, 02:43 PM
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If the sealant seals the hole you ok. I've had this happen many times,
The question is if it is worth carrying a tubeless repair kit or installing an inner tube if the hole cannot be sealed by the sealant.
I have dealt with installing a tube on the road several times, and its a big hassle and messy.
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Old 05-25-21, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by 2WheelsNYC View Post
IMO bacon strips are for tires with lower pressure, anything over 30 psi will shoot it out. It should work on a road tire, at least for you to make it home. I recently got a pinch flat, so it was in a spot where there is little sealant reaching it and I used a Stan's Dart to seal it. It's been holding well, I pump it up to 65 psi. I have had a few Darts break upon installation, but when it works, it works well.
Curious how do your Darts break upon installation? Just got some, haven't used them, would be good to know. Thanks in advance!
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