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Old 07-11-11, 07:58 AM   #1
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New tubeless setup: questions!

I recently converted to tubeless, and in the process, my LBS guys noted several small pin-****** in my old tires. They were probable from thorns, but the shop guys were concerned that I'm going to flat very quickly with a tubeless setup.

Any thoughts? Is there some sort of slime I should put in my tires to guard against these? What do you carry to fix a tubeless flat? I may just go back to tubes...
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Tubes is how you fix a Tubeless flat when you can't get to a compressor. That is the down side of tubeless, you need a big blast of air to seal the tire and rim. I plan on getting back to tubeless someday. For now I am riding the tubes I put in to fix my tubeless flats.
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I just converted to tubeless. I made the transition along with getting new tires, so there's not an issue with previous tire punctures. I've ridden on them two times and have had no issues, but I have had pressure loss overnight, with one tire going completely flat. I just followed the resealing instructions on the stan's website ( and hopefully they'll seal up completely. Try step 6 to see where the holes are and perhaps the shaking process will help things out. Good luck.
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part of the tubeless setup is Stan's, which will seal any small holes in the tire. with tubeless, you can run such a low pressure, a small pinprick in a tire won't even show.
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