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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006

    How to repair a tubeless tire?

    I ride with tubless tires and they are great-I have hutchinson pythons and Im looking at maxxis now. My Q is simple:

    How do you repair a flat on a tubeless tire? I usually ride with a sealant fluid but what if I don't have any? I thought the logical way to fix it would be to patch the inside of the tire like you would the ouside if a tube.

    Any thoughts?

  2. #2
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    May 2006
    I carry a tube and just install it to fix the flat if the sealant doesn't work.

    I have fixed UST with a standard patch on the inside works fine.

    They also say just a squirt of superglue in to the hole also works.

    The problem with patching is finidng the dam hole, you have to pump it up and listen for the leak, or use a bubble test if you have enough water, then take the tire off repair it replace and then pump up again.

    I have had to go to 50 psi to get a leak to open up on a UST tire, so I could find it.

    It is just easier to pop in a tube, but I do carry a patch kit as well.

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