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Old 02-23-2013, 04:44 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by backdaddy View Post
I did each spoke nipple with a glob of Goop, did 3 spokes at a time and let dry for about 20-30 minutes. I placed my wheel on a truing stand. I covered the spoke and the valley or indentation around the spoke, the Goop will flatten out as it dries. I did each spoke twice. When I put on the tire I had 2 that leaked. Had to redo them. I did my front wheel also, but inflating the front wheel and getting it to seat on the rim was next to impossible. The rear inflated no ptoblem at all. I have had one flat on the front, just pluged it, still going strong. Good luck.
You nailed it. That's the way to do it, except it's best to go all around, doing 1/3rd
at a time to give the Goop a chance to set, then let it sit overnight between each of
two more applications, still doing 1/3 at a time.

Difficult beads can be seated by using Murphy's Oil Soap (veggie based,
so won't hurt rubber), and warming the tire can help a great deal... Setting
new tires in the sun in summer or in the house in winter can make a big
difference. For really stubborn beads, I use a blaster, like this:
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