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Old 04-19-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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Bluhduh Leaks in sealed wire-spoked F800GS rims

Has anyone else had leaks around spokes in rims after having them professionally sealed for tubeless tire use? Deflated without any use. Easy remedy or ship back to Colorado?

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Old 04-19-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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Has anyone else had leaks around spokes in rims after having them professionally sealed for tubeless tire use? Deflated without any use. Easy remedy or ship back to Colorado?

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Stick a tube back in it and be done.

I'm not completely sold on this spoke sealing tubeless conversion.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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Leaks in sealed wire-spoked F800GS rims

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Stick a tube back in it and be done.



I'm not completely sold on this spoke sealing tubeless conversion.

Don't be absurd. That's not advice. In any event, I have two sets of tube wheels.

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Old 04-19-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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I have had a leaky experience with Continental TKC80 on the front fitted with a Superlaced Excel tubeless converted rim.

Changed the tyre to a Heidenau K60 and it's not leaked in six months.

I can't comment on wether it's a tyre issue or a rim issue. siffice to say that I can see nothing that would cause a leak on either the tyre or the rim.

Not much help, but might be worth swapping the tyre as a suck and see although if it's obvoiusly around the spoke not much point in looking at the tyre, and I would ship em back as I can't see any way of effecting a backyard fix to the rim sealing it looks to me as though if it fails it will have to be completely removed and replaced.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:51 PM   #5
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I wish it was the tire, but I put the wheel in a tub of water and found the leak at two spokes.

I'm just hoping someone else has easily dealt with this without shipping wheels cross country.

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Old 04-20-2014, 05:55 PM   #6
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Woddy did both my front and rear, 18/21 combo with K-60 in the back, and tkc's in the front. No leaks, thousands of miles later. If it happened to me, I'd ring Zach, and ask what he thought.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:23 PM   #7
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If it happened to me, I'd ring Zach, and ask what he thought.
Although I could ride on (and wear out) my TKC80s on my tube wheels, I really want that tubeless wheel for an upcoming trip, so I decided not to waste time. I packed it up for Zach, tire and all, and it's going to UPS tomorrow morning before he even wakes up in Rocky Mountain time.

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Old 04-20-2014, 06:42 PM   #8
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Although I could ride on (and wear out) my TKC80s on my tube wheels, I really want that tubeless wheel for an upcoming trip, so I decided not to waste time. I packed it up for Zach, tire and all, and it's going to UPS tomorrow morning before he even wakes up in Rocky Mountain time.

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Old 04-20-2014, 09:34 PM   #9
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My rear rim started to leak from a few spokes after about 3 years and who knows how many 10's thousands of kms. I thought about pulling off the silicone in the area of the leak and decided what the heck, why not check it out. Under the tape and silli the spokes are individually sealed with a clear sealant. I went on to strip the whole thing clean of all sealer and then redo each nipple. I did not use the silicone and tape over the entire drop center however, reasoning that it would be simpler to fix and individual spoke leak without all that crap in the way. It has held up well in any event. So much so I did my second set of rims in similar fashion as well.
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