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Tufo sealant...(7 posts)

Tufo sealant...Farmpunker
Sep 19, 2003 1:52 AM
What's the procedure for getting the sealant in the tire? Core out, deflate, sealant squeezed in, core back in, inflate and then spin the tire to get the stuff around the inside of the tire? Or do I put the core back in and then spin the tire, without adding air?
Love these tires. Will post a review soon.
re: Tufo sealant...morati
Sep 19, 2003 11:10 AM
Nathan, put the core in then spin, then inflate. Using the other method, some of the sealant may come out the valve and clog it. I don't run the stuff until after I have flatted. Also, it won't seal all holes in my experience. I f you usually run 40psi. and flat, the sealant will only seal the tire when the psi drops to 20 or so depending on the size of the puncture. They are excellent tires, although I didn't like the red Prestige ones very much. The yellow LPS ones are awesome.
Ask a pro...Farmpunker
Sep 19, 2003 12:38 PM
Ah, I totally forgot that you used Tufos. So you don't think I should goo my tires as a preventative? I'm going to run them at 40 pounds. I'm using Elite Cs (blue; I've got a matching bike now, not intended). Great rubber so far.
Ask a pro...morati
Sep 19, 2003 3:16 PM
I wouldn't put the sealant in yet Nathan. Use a set of spare wheels in the pit area of the race in case you flat, but I don't think you'll have a problem. If you put in the sealant now, you take the chance of filling the tire valve with the goop every time you go to inflate the tire. Besides you know about Murphy's law as applied to bikes don't you: Putting sealant in the front tire causes the rear to go flat- putting it in the rear causes the front to go flat- and putting it in both is JUST ASKING for problems. The Blue tires are the good Low Pressure System ones.
tubi clinchers or full on tubbscogsi
Sep 20, 2003 5:18 PM
what are you runing Nathan? I know John is on tubbs. I am having a bit of a hard time deciding. I rode a pair of the tubi clinchers and I was very impressed.

This is that crazy espoir Dave Coughlin incase you didn't know.
tubi clinchers or full on tubbsFarmpunker
Sep 21, 2003 1:59 AM
I'm running the tubo clinchers. I don't have a choice; I have to run them. I only have the one wheelset. I might invest in another, higher end, set next year, but I'm still feeling the pinch of puttin this cycle together.
This is good rubber. I liked my Crossblasters, and couldn't really see where there was room for inprovement. Tufo convinced me.
This is second to last place Nathan.
weight on tub/clinchs and tubsbuffalosorrow
Sep 21, 2003 11:29 AM
Manufacture MODEL WEIGHT SIZE TYPE BEAD PRICE

Bontranger Jones 330 700 x 30 clincher kevlar 31.00
Jones anti flat 340 700 x 30 clincher kevlar 34.50
Clement Grifo 61  310 700 x 24 tubular   71.00
Grifo Neve  330 700 x 24 tubular   40.00
Hutchinson ProSeries 330 700x30clincher kevlar 33.00
IRC Mythos CX 380 700 x 35 clincher kevlar 24.00
X-Country  700 x 35 clincher kevlar 24.00
Michelin Sprint 380 700 x 30 clincher kevlar 29.95
Mud 380 700 x 30 clincher kevlar 29.95
Jet 380 700 x 30 clincher kevlar 31.50
Panaracer Crossblaster280 700x31clincherkevlar32.50
Ritchey Speed Max Pro335 700x30 clincher kevlar23.00
Speed Max Pro 345 700 x 32 clincher kevlar 23.00  
Z.E.D. Pro 395 700 x 42 clincher kevlar 26.00
Mount Cross 310 700 x 35 clincher kevlar 25.00
Tufo Elite Cyclocross 28 290 700 x 28 tubular   79.90
Elite Cyclocross 30 300 700 x 30 tubular   81.60
Elite Cyclocross 32 320 700 x 32 tubular   83.30
Elite Cyclocross 34 330 700 x 34 tubular   88.40
Elite Cyclocross 28 365 700 x 28 clincher kevlar 79.90
Elite Cyclocross 30 375 700 x 30 clincher kevlar 81.60
Elite Diamond 28 290 700 x 28 tubular   73.10
Elite Diamond 30 300 700 x 30 tubular   74.80
Elite Diamond 28 365 700 x 28 clincher kevlar 73.10
Tufo Prestige 28 290 700 x 28 tubular   62.90
Prestige 30 300 700 x 30 tubular   64.60
Prestige 32 340 700 x 32 tubular   68.00
Diamond Special 290 700 x 28 tubular   52.70
C Prestige 30 375 700 x 30 clincher kevlar 64.60
C Diamond Special 365 700 x 28 clincher kevlar 52.70
T 28 Pro 340 700 x 28 tubular   45.90
T 30 Pro 370 700 x 30 tubular   47.60
T 34 Pro 400 700 x 34 tubular   59.50
D 28 Diamond Pro 320 700 x 28 tubular   35.70
C T 30 Pro 445 700 x 30 clincher kevlar 47.60
C 28 Diamond PRO 395 700 x 28 clincher kevlar 35.70

BTW my tufo C T-28 tub/clinch on my rear wheel is finally shot, I had a few pieces of glass, injected the sealant and after a few weeks devolped a knot that is unbearable to ride. Comes off today, I must have rode it through the winter until now...good life exp.