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Tour of Cambridge 67 miles

darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 217
edited June 2019 in Road general
Hi,
I’m doing the above ride on Sunday and I’m just wondering what to put in my saddle bag. The last 100km rides I’ve done I’ve taken a couple of spare tubes, tyre levers, air cartridges and a hex key set but on my Boardman I’ve got tubeless tyres.
What do I take this time??

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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    Why not take the same stuff..?
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 217
    Can I put a tube into a tubeless tyre?
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    if necessary, yes..
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    yes. this is another reason why people wonder about tubeless.

    you can pop a tube in but beware of the sealant coming out when you unseat the tyre - sticky and messy.

    #stickyonthefingers
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 217
    Thanks, you learn something everyday.
    What’s the score once I get the tyre off? Is sealant going to squirt all over me?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    possibily. take tyre off at arms length. its gunky stuff that gets everywhere.

    fingers crossed you'll be fine so just, ride, enjoy, smile, laugh at look at whatever takes your fancy

    #fetidsealant stuff
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,669
    Don't take the tyre off. Carry some tyre worms. And poss a little tube of superglue if you want to feel insured. Check out this article from Malcom Borg on living with tubeless.

    https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/blogs/news ... less-tyres

    I don't carry a spare tube on my tubeless bike, the one I do the long rides on.
  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,207
    I ride tubeless on the main bike. Sealant in the tyre, tyre worms and a spare tube in the pocket for anything that the sealant can't stop. Never had to use any of them yet and I've ridden on gravel and over roads covered in hawthorn hedge clippings.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    Can I put a tube into a tubeless tyre?
    Depends if you can successfully unmount the tyre, remove the valve, fit the tube and then refit the tyre without nipping the tube. Not always feasible at the roadside ........
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,070
    orraloon wrote:
    insured. Check out this article from Malcom Borg on living with tubeless.
    .

    I follow him on Strava...
    half the rides are stories of shredded tyres and unfixable punctures... doesn't sound like "easy living"
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 217
    So I’ll simply keep my fingers crossed then. :cry:
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    afraid so.

    #sorry
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • TiesetrotterTiesetrotter Posts: 432
    The ToC 100km will go very quickly. Big groups, no climb bigger than a curb ..... you'll be round quicker than the air would escape from your tyre.
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