What do you want to do to your bike(s) in the near future?

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  1. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I have no idea. My commuter has tubes injected with sealant for almost a year now with no issues.
     
  2. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I've used super glue and Shoe Goo in the past with great results. Clean the area with alcohol. Squeeze the tire so the hole opens up and apply the super glue. After that dries apply a dime-sized amount of Shoe Goo to the inside of the tire and let it dry overnight. Reinstall, add sealant and air and you're good to go.
     
  3. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    You can also apply shoe goo on the outside of the tire without taking it off. You don't necessarily need it to create an airtight seal, you just need to make it hard enough for air to escape that the sealant will do its job.

    I used sealant in tubes for years before I went tubeless - mostly slime back then. And since going tubeless any spare that I've carried has always had a few ounces of sealant added. Never noticed any deterioration of the tubes. That said, I usually repair or replace the tire and get the tube out of there as soon as possible.
     
  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Thanks guys! :cool::thumbsup:
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    If the plug prongs can't be worked in with some force, open it up slightly with an awl. Or patch it from the inside with superglue etc. Stans won't do anything to dried superglue.

    How old and and what kind of sealant? Stan't regular formula user here – it seems to work.

    No reason to give up tubeless. I'd start with fresh Stans and everything clean. Then patch. If it fails in the field, use your awl-like tool and plug kit.
     
  6. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I agree on the Rekons and Forekasters... Both great tires and lighter than their knobbier siblings.

    Of the two, I give the nod to the Rekon in 2.4. Fast rolling, decent grip, and the volume smooths things out. Tough enough for Kokopelli...
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Too small for a plug? That sounds perfect for a plug... use the tool to rough up the puncture and shove one or two in there. Add a little Shoe Goo to the plug as you insert it if you’re really paranoid.

    And still carry a tube...
     
  8. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Just get a new tire. Less muss, no fuss.
     
  9. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Blasphemy!!!! The more issues you work through with tubeless, the better you are at fixing that sht in the field. Cussing in your garage is a lot better than in BFE.
     
  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yes, but fixing it in the garage means less likelihood (not zero, but less) of having to deal with it in BFE. :sneaky:
     
  11. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Same with multi-tools. Learn how to use it before you need it!
     
  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    That was my original plan. Simplify. That's what the modern age is trying to do to the world, right? I always keep a set of brand new tires in storage and at the ready.

    :laugh::Roflmao

    I hate the thought of having to pull the darn tire off to do all of that but I guess I'd have to do that to put a new tire on, too. :D
     
  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Stans, new batch (4 oz.) added one month ago.
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Says the guy who forgot to put his rim strip/rim tape in. :whistling:
     
  15. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Got it.

    You're sure it's that one tiny hole and not at the valve/core, bead, tape or damage? Run your fingers carefully throughout the inside of the tire, feeling for thorn remnants. Clean the bead interface well, re-tape it, re-snug or replace your valve core or entire stem, reassemble. If you lost that much air overnight, you should be able to submerge the wheel and see air coming out somewhere.
     
  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    It's not the valve/core. There is wetness around the puncture, wetness on the floor from the puncture, and that familiar hissing sound (yesterday) from the puncture. The circle of wetness on the tire around the puncture is as big around as a golf ball. I'm telling you, this little pinhole has the Devil's signature all over it.

    I rode it tonight. I inflated it before leaving and it did not lose any air during the short ride. We shall see if it does while sitting again over night.

    I can say this... Each time I have inflated the tire again, the leak has slowed a bit more.
     
  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Exactly!! Learn from mistakes.
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    That’s never going to be forgotten... :p
     
  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '20 Pivot Firebird 29
    Replace it. Next year, methinks. Nothing wrong with it, but it may be time. E-bikes are getting lighter. :whistling: :sneaky: :Roflmao
     
  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    UPDATE: I tire lost about 5 pounds over night. So, the leak is still slowly slowing down.
     
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  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Final word: It appears as though the leak in the rear tire has finally sealed up.
     
  22. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Suz’s XT rear brake on her SS has a really sticky piston. Tried cleaning it and massaging it back in. It would only go about 80% back in. Even opened up the lever and out the funnel on thinking maybe too much fluid. No go.
    Fortunately I have 3 other sets in the parts bin with bad levers, so I can harvest a working caliper.
     
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  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Gopro users:

    I am setting up my new gopro. Included in the box was an adhesive type helmet mount. For those of you filming from your helmet, are you using an adhesive mount or the strap type mount?
     
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  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    When I had a GoPro, I cinched it to the fork tube. Perfect angle if you can avoid getting the brake cables in the picture. I've watched helmet-cam video; it's mostly nauseating.
     
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  25. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I will be using a handlebar clamp for mine mostly but I like the idea of having a helmet mount for a different perspective, hence my question for the reliability of an adhesive mount for helmet use.

    Seems risky considering all of the jarring around us mtn bikers experience but a riding buddy has only ever used an adhesive helmet mount for his camera (another brand) of which he has never had any issues with.
     
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  26. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    I tried the strap type mount at first and the movement of the go pro made everything virtually unwatchable. The adhesive mount is very solid provided there is a flat enough spot on your helmet to mount it. If you got the Go pro 7 the stabilization is supposedly very good, you might be able to get by with the strap.
     
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  27. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Thanks
     
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  28. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    My Bell helmets come with a velcro strap mount so guess what I use... Doubles as a helmet light mount.
     
  29. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Deez
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    Fix doze
    IMG_20190913_082512_1.jpg
     
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  30. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Well, that worked out nicely. :geek:

    I sense some fork damage coming on... :cool:

    That sled is getting more badass with every new part. Full approval here :thumbsup:
     
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