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Do you run rimlocks ?
« on: April 11, 2012, 01:31:00 pm »
I have been on three rides and everytime I get home I have a puncture  ??? Two on the front and once on the back. I can't see a nail or whatever so I'm thinking the bike could be damaging the tube somehow. I'm running crappy Maxxis D something tyres. I have no rimlocks on the bike.
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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 08:48:30 pm »
What pressure are you running in your tires? If less than 1.5 bar I would fit rim locks. In CT we ride a lot of sand and regularly run tires pressure at less than 1.0 bar and rim locks are essential.
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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 10:02:52 am »
Discovered the mother of all thorns on my front wheel last night.

Would have been a matter of time before that front wheel went flat again (for the 2nd time) during our last ride (while nursing a broken wrist).
I'm gonna go this route on the front:


If it works out fine, I'll get another for the back, next month.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2012, 10:06:38 am by dirtWarp »
 

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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 10:11:16 am »
Luckily the DRZ is equipped with rimlocks

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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 11:11:29 am »
Discovered the mother of all thorns on my front wheel last night.

Would have been a matter of time before that front wheel went flat again (for the 2nd time) during our last ride (while nursing a broken wrist).
I'm gonna go this route on the front:


If it works out fine, I'll get another for the back, next month.

Going tubliss increases the chance of punctures due to thorns etc.
 

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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 11:52:53 am »
Going tubliss increases the chance of punctures due to thorns etc.
The way I understand it is that tubeless is supposed to minimize the effort required to patch a puncture.
 

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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 05:05:58 pm »
Heavy duty tubes?

They are heavy, where you don't want extra weight, but are good for punctures!
 

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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 05:29:50 pm »
I use heavy duty Heidenau tubes and slime - I wont say any more in case I tempt fate, but so far.....
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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 08:02:29 pm »
Got a set of 18 inch's and a 19inch tubless system for free

Will give it a go.
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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 08:24:49 pm »
Got a set of 18 inch's and a 19inch tubless system for free

Will give it a go.
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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 08:29:37 pm »
Got a set of 18 inch's and a 19inch tubless system for free

Will give it a go.
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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012, 04:15:26 pm »
Discovered the mother of all thorns on my front wheel last night.

Would have been a matter of time before that front wheel went flat again (for the 2nd time) during our last ride (while nursing a broken wrist).
I'm gonna go this route on the front:


If it works out fine, I'll get another for the back, next month.

Going tubliss increases the chance of punctures due to thorns etc.
Turns out this is a kak idea; We tried fitting this on two 18'' wheels and could not get either of them to seal.
Stick to tubes and double rim locks @ the back.
 

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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012, 07:56:22 pm »
Yeah, stick with tubes. Had a look at this set up some time ago. One needs some descent pressure  to get everything to seat properly. 8 bar plus. Bombs can't do that and if they could how many would you need. I can't see electric pumps holding out either.
 

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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2012, 08:15:15 pm »
Must say I am not impressed by the Tubliss system from what I have seen - on a few trips with big Katooms they seem to give shit especially when aired down. In fact I now joke about seeing these gay KTM's carrying pink tubes on our rides as the likes of Throttle Jockey end up pulling them out at the side of the road and putting conventional tubes in ... I keep hearing that 'the problems have been sorted and they now work' ...  ::)
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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2012, 08:19:01 pm »
I have been on three rides and everytime I get home I have a puncture  ??? Two on the front and once on the back. I can't see a nail or whatever so I'm thinking the bike could be damaging the tube somehow. I'm running crappy Maxxis D something tyres. I have no rimlocks on the bike.

I noted on my first long trip to WP WD Bash and first puncture (front on tar) that the rim spoke liner was quite loose - my mate Throttle Jockey who is in the tyre business said = that is why I use insulation tape instead as it can shift and the spokes can abrade and hole the tube... just a thought.

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Re: Do you run rimlocks ?
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2012, 09:18:55 pm »
Too many variables with the tubeliss system, also try pushing a plug through a flat mx tyre ! No way to avoid the inner tube.
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