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    fat tire tubeless


    For FAT TIRES I use Soap on the bead, the valve core out, and a compressor with regulator @150psi. (Overnight with a tube in the tire helps form it and the rim strip.) I wrap a ratchet strap around the middle of the tire to push the bead onto the rim. Blast the air, release the strap, the bead snaps in around 20psi, release air to put in 4oz. of sealant in each tire, replace the valve core and inflate to 20psi again and spin em. Use more soap to identify leaky spots. An immediate ride once holding air is also essential to a good sealing. Iím a mechanic and have been setting up tubeless for 15 years and fat tires for about 5 and this works every time
    for stubborn tires or winter riding i recommend the "ghetto" method.
    split a 24"x2.4" ,presta (w/removable core) valve, down the non-valve side. seat the valve in rim hole (with rim tape of course) letting cut edges drape over the rim edge. follow above directions for the easiest tubeless fat ever.
    Brattleboro/Keene NEMBA officer and trail hero!

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    fat guy on a little bike
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    Who knew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCheesehead View Post
    Who knew?

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    turtles make me hot
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    Or you could get some Surly My Other Brother Darryls and cut the whole operation down to a couple of minutes.
    I like turtles

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    what is this "tubeless" sorcery that you speak of?
    Toronto, Canada
    Giant Trance Advanced 1
    Trek Farley 9.6 + Lauf
    Diamondback Haanjo Trail Carbon
    Scott Solace 10 Disc

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