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Well it finally happened to me yesterday while airing up my stan'ed, kenda klaw home-made studs.......KABOOM and I mean KA-F_ing-BOOM!

White spooge everyway and pee in my underware!

I will never use a compressor other then to get the stans tire up and about 30 lbs....use the floor pump after that if you value your eyes! (I was LUCKY)

Okay it was totally my fault, the compressor I was using didn't have a limit and all materials were about 35 deg F....annnnd I probably ran the thing up to 55-60 lbs !

Anyway, I know this tire can never be tubless and it's probably totally screwed but I thought I'd share my story and just double check before I trash this tire that took a couple hours to make.

The tires are EXCELLENT so I'll definitely make another.
 

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Well it finally happened to me yesterday while airing up my stan'ed, kenda klaw home-made studs.......KABOOM and I mean KA-F_ing-BOOM!

White spooge everyway and pee in my underware!

I will never use a compressor other then to get the stans tire up and about 30 lbs....use the floor pump after that if you value your eyes! (I was LUCKY)

Okay it was totally my fault, the compressor I was using didn't have a limit and all materials were about 35 deg F....annnnd I probably ran the thing up to 55-60 lbs !

Anyway, I know this tire can never be tubless and it's probably totally screwed but I thought I'd share my story and just double check before I trash this tire that took a couple hours to make.

The tires are EXCELLENT so I'll definitely make another.
What rims were you using?
 

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It's vital to pee before you air up any non-tubeless 29" tire with Stan's. Same for 28", I know from experience (although the only thing still dry were my pants).
 

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Send the tire to Stan and ask him to replace it as his system made the tire fail :eek:
 

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Now I got a light used Notos, with the sidewall cut. I can still pull it out of the trashcan if anyone knows a way to fix that.
BTW that tire came off the rim once with tubes in it!
I wouldnt mind experimenting with tubeless on the rear, but not on the front.
Had a blow out on the roadbike today (rear), and got to a stop good. If this would have been the front I would have regret the cap instead of helmet.
 

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I once managed to mend huge sidewall cuts in trashed tires by glueing a patch of canvas to the inside. The glue hardened so the tire was bumpy, but it held for some time. Tubed obviously.
How are you with the sowing machine?
 

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Stan's didn't destroy my tire, I DID!

Okay, okay.
I never intended to stir up the debate (which after the fact I remember reading a while back.) Just wanted the dope on whether the tire is dead and thanks for the answer Shiggy.
Had I remembered the "Stans Kills Your Tires" thing, I would have just left out the stans part and said my bead broke am I done or not.

I am a loyal fan of stans having used successfully on Delgado's and Bontys many many times over the last 3 years with no blow-offs. After reading some of the stories on kevlar bead failure I tend to try and run steel beads but the klaws of course aren't.

The failure was MY FAULT, careless use of a 125 psi compressor, PERIOD.

One thing I've found is if you follow Stan's directions you have a whole lot less problems and those buddies of mine that dis Stans are the type that start asssembling stuff from the store and don't go to the instructions until there in trouble.

If I'd aired up carefully to about 35 psi, then hand pumped to 40 or so to insure good bead seating I wouldn't be looking at hand building another studded tire!

And I'm talking about a set of tires that was going on it's third winter season and sat with spooge in them all summer long. Now that might not sound like much but here in Northern New England, our tires see hellatious abuse, so I'm very satisfied with the set-up.

And speaking of studds,Stans is a dynamite solution to the un-reliable back of stud wearing through the tube situation, and yeah I've tried every conceivable manner of lining concept, they all suck!

Thanks for your responses, now hopefully this post will drift quietly down to the bottom...glug...glug...glug!

PS To the guy that has the cut side wall, I've repaired several tires and rode them tubeless. Use a conventional patch and the porcedure stans has on his website, i.e. brake-kleen and hairdryer. It will give that tire new life!
 
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