Cycling in support of Limbs For Life

Cycling in support of Limbs For Life
Cycling in support of Limbs For Life

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tubeless in the park

A day I've been waiting for and slightly dreading. Way back when I was nieve kid. I was gonna mail these spare tires ahead and ride to them. We'll the regular post from Colombia is extemely unreliable and a huge hastle. Fedex and DHL are face clawing expensive. So that left me carring these chubby chunkers for the last several months. As it was comforting having spares along incase of a side wall gutting, Though having them taking up so much space as well as the added weight was getting old.
So nice haviong knobbys again!  

The burning question on alot of peoples minds is: What do you do when you need new tires?  I've gotten about 4 months of use on mixed terrain per set.. Three sets year ain't bad! The next set I'll have sent ahead of me from the states. So in the case of a massive slice? They are a low pressure tire with alot of surface. That is conviernient for stitching and booting!  I did some tests on the 65mm rims and was able to seat firmly other tires all the way down to a 2.4. In an emergency case I can  get to a shop with some higher end DH tires and run those till I can get back on fattys. 

You may have heard me call coffee "The blood of life"  Well, Stan's is known now as "Leche de Madre". To be hoarded, kept sacred and lusted after.  
 P.S.  Yea, I've gotten it down to "pop up" tubless fat tires with a hand pump in the park. Time to Ride! 

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