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Old 02-19-20, 03:41 PM
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Tubeless tires, getting ready for spring

Hello,
Late last summer I picked up a Giant Defy Adv 2. The bike came with tubeless tires, which is something I'm new to. I did have a flat and did the repair, kind of a pain over just replacing a tube, but got the job done.
The bike has been in storage since Nov. and hope to get back on the road sometime in Apr. Is there anything I should do to the tubeless tire before hitting the road, aside from just pumping them up.
Thanks, Al
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Old 02-20-20, 05:36 AM
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What kind of repair did you have to do?

Since tires have been sitting all winter, I would suggest you replace sealant with new.
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Old 02-20-20, 07:59 AM
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I would add a bit of sealant to each tire, pump them up and give it a good spin.
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Thanks for the replies, the repair I had to do, was a patch on the inside of the tire. Then add sealant. Tire had a couple of other small leaks but the sealant sealed them.
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Originally Posted by ScubaAl View Post
Thanks for the replies, the repair I had to do, was a patch on the inside of the tire. Then add sealant. Tire had a couple of other small leaks but the sealant sealed them.
Al
Good practice for punctures that require a plug or larger than normal.
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Old 02-20-20, 10:12 AM
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I would remove tires and clean out any old dried up lumps of sealant. Make sure valves are cleaned out. Than reinstall, add new sealent and go.
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I would remove tires and clean out any old dried up lumps of sealant. Make sure valves are cleaned out. Than reinstall, add new sealent and go.
Not needed. The old sealant is sealing the leaks. Just remove valve core and add sealant.
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