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Old April 5th 21, 01:59 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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I wonder what most regular cyclist are riding these days. I see so much on tubeless sets up and I have never given it a thought. I don't flat much so I just do not see the benefit at all and really so much easier just putting a tube in. I am I in the minority these days?

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Old April 5th 21, 02:56 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 4/4/2021 7:59 PM, Mark cleary wrote:
I wonder what most regular cyclist are riding these days. I see so much on tubeless sets up and I have never given it a thought. I don't flat much so I just do not see the benefit at all and really so much easier just putting a tube in. I am I in the minority these days?

Deacon Mark


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Old April 5th 21, 05:34 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 5:59:56 PM UTC-7, Mark cleary wrote:
I wonder what most regular cyclist are riding these days. I see so much on tubeless sets up and I have never given it a thought. I don't flat much so I just do not see the benefit at all and really so much easier just putting a tube in. I am I in the minority these days?


No, I think most road cyclists are still using tubes.

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Old April 5th 21, 07:36 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Op maandag 5 april 2021 om 02:59:56 UTC+2 schreef Mark cleary:
I wonder what most regular cyclist are riding these days. I see so much on tubeless sets up and I have never given it a thought. I don't flat much so I just do not see the benefit at all and really so much easier just putting a tube in. I am I in the minority these days?

Deacon Mark



No you are not in the minority. Around here road bikes/utility bikes are almost 100% tubes. For ATB it is a little different but still the majority is riding tubes. For me tubeless would be very silly.

Lou
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Old April 5th 21, 04:28 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 4/4/2021 8:59 PM, Mark cleary wrote:
I wonder what most regular cyclist are riding these days. I see so much on tubeless sets up and I have never given it a thought. I don't flat much so I just do not see the benefit at all and really so much easier just putting a tube in. I am I in the minority these days?


I'm not aware of any of my riding friends using tubeless.

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_something_ new. Don't confuse hype with actual benefits or actual
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Old April 5th 21, 05:16 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 5:59:56 PM UTC-7, Mark cleary wrote:
I wonder what most regular cyclist are riding these days. I see so much on tubeless sets up and I have never given it a thought. I don't flat much so I just do not see the benefit at all and really so much easier just putting a tube in. I am I in the minority these days?

Deacon Mark

I changed to tubeless and used them for three years. Yes, you get minor flats less often but major flats are a real problem and messy as hell with a tubeless setup. Furthermore, getting a tire on and off of tubeless rims is a pain in the butt since tubeless tires are extremely tight on the rims. And you have to carry a tube anyway in case you get a flat that doesn't seal. So in the end i have returned to normal tubed clinchers with clincher rims.. I really see no advantage with tubeless unless you're a pro time trial specialist.
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Old April 5th 21, 08:14 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Frank Krygowski wrote:

I'm not aware of any of my riding friends using tubeless.


Nonetheless, tubeless tires have taken over most applications.
The exceptions are usually cases where rims can't be airtight.

What's the impediment for bicycles? Is it the extreme aspect
ratio of bike tires? Manufacturing tolerances? Rim construction?

Thanks for reading,

bob prohaska

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Old April 5th 21, 08:30 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Monday, April 5, 2021 at 12:14:21 PM UTC-7, bob prohaska wrote:
Frank Krygowski wrote:

I'm not aware of any of my riding friends using tubeless.

Nonetheless, tubeless tires have taken over most applications.
The exceptions are usually cases where rims can't be airtight.

What's the impediment for bicycles? Is it the extreme aspect
ratio of bike tires? Manufacturing tolerances? Rim construction?

Thanks for reading,

bob prohaska

Bob, Tubeless tires are a real bear to get on and off these days. And they are messy and you have to change the sealant at the very least once a year. And they STILL get serious flats if not minor ones So you have to carry a regular repair kit with a tube etc. There is an advantage to Time Trialists since the tires are lighter and have less rolling resistance. But other than that I see no real advantage that isn't offset by a real disadvantage.
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Old April 5th 21, 09:03 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 4/4/2021 5:59 PM, Mark cleary wrote:
I wonder what most regular cyclist are riding these days. I see so much on tubeless sets up and I have never given it a thought. I don't flat much so I just do not see the benefit at all and really so much easier just putting a tube in. I am I in the minority these days?

Deacon Mark


If you're a racer and you have a support vehicle following you with
spare wheels then definitely go tubeless!

Tubeless adoption has not happened except at the high end. It's a lot of
trouble and expense to save just a small amount of weight.

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Old April 5th 21, 09:31 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 4/5/21 9:03 PM, sms wrote:
On 4/4/2021 5:59 PM, Mark cleary wrote:
I wonder what most regular cyclist are riding these days. I see so
much on tubeless sets up and I have never given it a thought. I don't
flat much so I just do not see the benefit at all and really so much
easier just putting a tube in. I am I in the minority these days?

Deacon Mark


If you're a racer and you have a support vehicle following you with
spare wheels then definitely go tubeless!

Tubeless adoption has not happened except at the high end. It's a lot of
trouble and expense to save just a small amount of weight.


I'm losing this. We are talking tubeless and not tubular right?

 




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