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Old 10-12-2007, 08:15 AM   #8
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Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Riga, Latvia / Bergerac, France / Colchester, UK
Oddometer: 582
Yes, a good write up.

I did mine a year ago. I've since done over 10,000 km on it, and changed one tyre. All has been well.

I used normal silicon mastic, and did it in one go. I used masking tape over greased spoke nipples to allow for adjustment.

I did not do the front as: 1) it's much easier to repair a front puncture, 2) there is no safety bead, and 3) it is much worse to have a front wash out than a rear (but now I've tested DIY tubeless, I would do a front).

I think a tubeless tyre may last longer, but I need more time to tell.
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