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Spent half my day yesterday trying to convert my new Kenda Nevegals to tubeless with Stan's. That's $70 and 5 hours of my life I'll never get back. On the bright side I have the cleanest rims in northern California after brushing them with soap bubbles, over and over and over and...

So, anyone else at work today or is it just me?

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slide mon said:
Spent half my day yesterday trying to convert my new Kenda Nevegals to tubeless with Stan's. That's $70 and 5 hours of my life I'll never get back. On the bright side I have the cleanest rims in northern California after brushing them with soap bubbles, over and over and over and...

So, anyone else at work today or is it just me?

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Pimpbot and I are working for now. I think we're going to split and go ride somewhere - perhaps China Camp. Son-of-Dan'ger is in town, and he's beginner/intermediate so should be a good place for him to ride with us.

Sorry to hear of your experiment. Did it all work out in the end?
 

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slide mon said:
Spent half my day yesterday trying to convert my new Kenda Nevegals to tubeless with Stan's. That's $70 and 5 hours of my life I'll never get back. On the bright side I have the cleanest rims in northern California after brushing them with soap bubbles, over and over and over and...

So, anyone else at work today or is it just me?

-slide
Yep, Im working. I had tried the Nevegal tubeless also. I finally got it sealed, but had to use a compressor to get the bead set.

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Dan'ger said:
Pimpbot and I are working for now. I think we're going to split and go ride somewhere - perhaps China Camp. Son-of-Dan'ger is in town, and he's beginner/intermediate so should be a good place for him to ride with us.
Nice. I'll be there tomorrow.

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Sorry to hear of your experiment. Did it all work out in the end?
Nope, finally gave up. Twice I thought I had it sealed, pumped it back up to 35 psi and watched new leaks spring out all over the place. Took a pitcher of mai tais and a couple beers to get over that one.
 

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Yep, Im working. I had tried the Nevegal tubeless also. I finally got it sealed, but had to use a compressor to get the bead set.

Sean
OK. So 'splain me. What's the point of running the Nevegals tubeless? Were you getting pinch flats? We have no thorns in the area. Stan's goop, in the quantities necessary for Nevegals isn't much different than a light tube in weight.

Don't tell me you're turning into a weight weenie
 

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I'm at work also. But since I'm still recovering from heat exhaustion last weekend in Auburn, I doubt I'd be doing the kind of riding I'd like to do, even if I did have the day off.

Did you use a compressor?
 

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OK. So 'splain me. What's the point of running the Nevegals tubeless? Were you getting pinch flats? We have no thorns in the area. Stan's goop, in the quantities necessary for Nevegals isn't much different than a light tube in weight.

Don't tell me you're turning into a weight weenie
Not a weight weenie thing at all. I hate flats, and to be honest I havent had one in over a year. I had friends getting pinch flats, and didnt like waiting all the time to replace tubes. Now I run tubes most of the time, but I also run high volume tires instead. Most of the tires I run are anything but light. I dont just ride in your back yard either, and if I am riding somewhere with thorns, I run tubeless. St Park and surrounding area's have alot of thorns. I ran the Nevegal tubeless last summer, then realized I didnt like the tire anyway, so I have just been riding the Adrenaline's since. The Niner I run the WTB's which tend to be rather heavy. So you have no thorns in the area, but I do, Ill bring ya some next time I come over your way.:p Oh and to answer your first question, I personally see no reason to run a Nevagal at all, but thats me.:D

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slide mon said:
Spent half my day yesterday trying to convert my new Kenda Nevegals to tubeless with Stan's. That's $70 and 5 hours of my life I'll never get back. On the bright side I have the cleanest rims in northern California after brushing them with soap bubbles, over and over and over and...

So, anyone else at work today or is it just me?

-slide
I bought the tubeless rim strips and stems for my Bontrager rims and was debating wheather I should convert. I managed 2 pinch flats and a torn valve flat at D'Ville the other weekend, and that was making a case for conversion.

Then I hear stories like your's. Dang, what a PITA Tubeless can be. I tried converting homebrew tubeless a couple years ago with no luck.

There is no weight savings either. A rim strip weighs 20-30 grams and the solution weighs like 60-80 grams.... compared to a 90g light innertube.
 

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I personally see no reason to run a Nevagal at all, but thats me

Ha! I forgot to mention that I got the Nevegals instead of Weirwolfs cuz the notubes website recommends against using wtb tires with their sealant. The Kendas were $25 more too, so I guest I really wasted more like $100. Ah, such irony. I'm gonna need another pitcher of mai tais now...

So what's the story with the compressor? More even inflation?

-slide

p.s. I don't really like mai tais, too sweet, but I've still got 4 little umbrellas left.
 

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Not a weight weenie thing at all. I run tubeless. St Park and surrounding area's have alot of thorns. I ran the Nevegal tubeless last summer, then realized I didnt like the tire anyway, so I have just been riding the Adrenaline's since.

Sean
Whew. That was close. All's right with the world, now:thumbsup:

I didn't realize that there were thorns anywhere in the Bay Area... My bad:)

Dan's been trying to sell me on the Adrenalines and I'm gonna try them once I use up the 3+ billion tires that I have already. Recommendations from you and Dan carry a lot of weight with me. My current favs are Weirwolf 2.5 Race for the front and the Nevegal 2.35 DTC or Geax Sturdy rear.
 
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