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So it's been raining for the past 5 days.
I just bought a new camera so I was trying to practice the functions along with using a fully manual vintage lens.
4 days ago I purchased a set of Pro Lite Allein rims and rainy days are perfect to do a tubeless conversion since I can't ride.
-I don't work for Pro Lite
-This is not a tubeless tutorial as there are heaps of of info on the forums and on youtube.
So here we go.
Box was good ...
The rims come with a 9mm qr and a 15qr conversion kit. Quite easy to change over
before (9mm QR)
after (15 QR)
Last edited by jheeno on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:35 pm, edited 2 times in total.
weight of the front with no disc installed
weight of the rear no cassette or disc
now time to install the tubeless strips
make sure the strips don't go over the lip otherwise you'll have trouble pumping it up to 30psi
only two goes trying to inflate with the rim strips only but I did cheat a bit - I have a air compressor
I generally leave it for about 30 minutes to see if it will maintain pressure
this is how I get the notubes sealant in
and this is how messy it gets after I try to pump it up to pressure and some goo leaks out
you shake shake shake ... rotate and then leave on one side
and then you get soapy water and look for leaks
old front rim no disc but with ardent 2.25
new with no disc nobby nic 2.25
old rear no cassette and disc ikon 2.1
new rear no cassette no disc nobby nic 2.1
i'm dying to get these rims dirty ...
Looks good with the white rims
Just watch the pressures, especially on the front. At 2.25 and 80kg rider, I found they were a bit scary above 25psi. Below 20 and you risk burping them off. I also reckon the directional arrow for the front is back to front. I've had two washouts with these tyres, one of which resulted in a busted collarbone, the second happened last weekend down at the Mont track and am contemplating switching to either Ardents or going back to Ignitors on the front.
The Ignitors used to scare me from time to time, but I always managed to catch it and stay upright (8 from but so far (2 from 2 on the deck) I haven't had the same luck with the NN's. I'm starting to think it might be time for an update to that article I wrote for BNA.
Last edited by trailgumby on Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
When all else fails, persistence prevails -- Lew Hollander
sunday the sun came out but obviously all the trails were washed out
looking at the bike where I left it (the last pic) I now have a strong urge to get a white saddle, white bar grips and change my cables from blue to white
And watch them all quickly change to a lovely scummy grey....
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
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