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Tubeless Misadventures – Day 5 – And They Hold Air!

Posted: December 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: bicycles | No Comments »

Well, not only will these survive a nail puncture, or so they say, they also basically hold air. When I went to check pressure this morning, after around 11 or so hours of inflation, the rear was holding at 77 psi and the front at 85 psi. Both reasonable amounts, if 20 – 30 psi less than they had in ’em the previous night. So, with some trepidation, I took them for their first test ride today – 30 easy miles in Central Park. I pumped both up to 85-90 psi and went out to brave the 30F temps. I ended up meeting some friends in the Park so enjoyed a mellow ride with them. In the back of my mind I harbored some concern about either a dramatic deflation or a sustained leak – both which would be embarrassing, calling my wrenching skill into question, and causing me to have to dick around with a sealant bath and installing a tube. This time my fears were unjustified and the ride was without event.

Given the mellow pace of the ride, as well as my (somewhat failed) attempt to keep the variability of effort down, I can’t comment on ride quality. I was happy that the air remained in the tires.

As promised, following are some pics.





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