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    Is there no "How-To" threads?

    Got my first flat and the flat itself is nothing new from when I was a kid. But these tubeless tires are TIGHT on the rim. I broke one of those plastic changing spoons trying to get the bead off, and getting it on was easier.

    But once I got out in the trail I realized the tire beads aren't seated against the sides of the wheel and when spinning the tread face is all over the place.

    I change my own motorcycle tires and use a lubricant meant to be put on the inner rim surface to aid in the beads sliding over the rim to the outside when inflating. I usually have to over inflate to get them to "pop" out.

    What do I need to do on these? Can I lube the inner rim? I only have one of those little trail tire pumps, so hopefully that will be sufficient.

    Thanks for any assistance. Why is there no "How to repair a flat" thread? Or, how to fix a busted chain? Or other common to semi-common fixes?

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    I should also add that though they are tubeless tires, I am running tubes

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    All of those and more can be found on youtube. Most people are visual learners and it is much easier to watch a video on how to fix a flat rather than trying to read how to fix a flat.
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    Just go tubeless! Its not 100% but flats are rare!
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    You need to get a floor pump with a gauge, those little hand pumps are very difficult to get much pressure with.
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    YouTube has how tos on about everything

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    If you just want an explanation, they're are threads on this with literally hundreds of replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Just go tubeless! Its not 100% but flats are rare!
    Guess I'd just need a different valve stem? Do the wheels need to be a certain type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF777 View Post
    Guess I'd just need a different valve stem? Do the wheels need to be a certain type?

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    You will need wheels and tires to be tubeless ready. Not sure what bike you have but the wheels should say it, or maybe google them.

    There is a full kit you can get. Tape (make sure is the right width) and your fav sealant, I use Orange Seal.

    Youtube it, and go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    You need to get a floor pump with a gauge, those little hand pumps are very difficult to get much pressure with.
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    I have a few. Changing the oil in an open-bath Marzocchi.

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    Road gap jump.

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    How to install a pair of forks

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    yes lube the beads with water and soap

    and pump up till the beads POP up evenly. should not take more than 40 psi to snap them up. on a fatbike maybe 25psi

    been doing this on road bike and MTB since forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    How to install a pair of forks...
    I'm just guessing here, but are those front forks?
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    You need to get a floor pump with a gauge, those little hand pumps are very difficult to get much pressure with.
    Some are better than others, but I've blown up hundreds of tires trailside with them.
    Not what I'd prefer to use at home by any means, but if you keep on pumping, even the crappy ones will work (eventually).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    You will need wheels and tires to be tubeless ready. Not sure what bike you have but the wheels should say it, or maybe google them.

    There is a full kit you can get. Tape (make sure is the right width) and your fav sealant, I use Orange Seal.

    Youtube it, and go for it.
    Tires say tubeless ready, wheels have a brown tape in them with 23 mm printed on it. But if I pull the tube out, there's no valve stem. I'll look into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    I have a few. Changing the oil in an open-bath Marzocchi.

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    The obligatory "must have a post [or two] in every thread, even if it has nothing to do with it" post?

    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    Some are better than others, but I've blown up hundreds of tires trailside with them.
    Not what I'd prefer to use at home by any means, but if you keep on pumping, even the crappy ones will work (eventually).

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    Thanks. I pulled the stem out of mine and used the air compressor to seat the bead. Then it came right back off when I removed the air and it deflated. Did it again, and kept plenty of air in with my finger on the stem and all is good.

    I'm going to stop at the shop after a ride this morning and look into floor pumps. But hell, if you're out on the trail, them floor pumps are cumbersome to carry around. Should there be a tube of Astroglide in my tire kit? Is that one you pictured something for the trails?

    Seemed to take a fair amount of pressure to pop them out.

    Ok, I think Annadel is calling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wytemike21 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    You will need wheels and tires to be tubeless ready. Not sure what bike you have but the wheels should say it, or maybe google them.

    There is a full kit you can get. Tape (make sure is the right width) and your fav sealant, I use Orange Seal.

    Youtube it, and go for it.
    I forget about YT as a source of information instead of entertainment. I like forums for the real people aspect and input. Yeah, there's always going those troll like responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    I'm just guessing here, but are those front forks?
    Nope....rear forks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF777 View Post
    Is that one you pictured something for the trails?
    it is.

    Also, FWIW, I've put on and taken off thousands of tires without need for any lube, and rarely any sort of tire levers. There's definitely some technique to it - as mentioned, check out the youtoobs...
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    Break out your man hands, take the tire off and fix the problem and make your father proud. If you continue with your Neanderthal tubes you’ll likely need to repeat the process regularly.

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    There's a bazillion videos on youtube plus many many "how to" threads right here. It's not like there's none. Maybe they aren't organized very well, that might be a reasonable critique, but I would also say that we don't need the absolute stupid simple stuff, just go to youtube for that.
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    Yeah I get it. You tube.
    Turns out, just needed better pump. Thanks slaphead for the suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF777 View Post
    Yeah I get it. You tube.
    Turns out, just needed better pump. Thanks slaphead for the suggestion.

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    Yeah man.

    There's a lot of shitty mini-pumps out there; been really happy with that set-up for a trail pump for a long time now.
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    https://youtu.be/xGaHasB2xgs
    The whole video can be interesting, but tire tips start at about 2:20.

    Also some tubeless info at the end of this one:
    https://www.cyclinghacks.com/how-to-change-a-bike-tire/
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