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24-10-2018, 11:58   #136
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I bought Schwalbe Doc Blue 500ml. It comes with a smaller 60ml bottle.
On my road bike I put 30 ml in each tyre.
I refill every three months or so. Although if I have a puncture that's sealed - I had one which sprayed sealant before it sealed - I top up.
I run at 75/80psi. I did 60km on the Waterford Greenway at about 60psi, using a handpump after the puncture described above sealed. I had no problems at 60psi. Rolled fine.
I changed tyres using my normal tyre levers though there are tubeless specific ones for sale.
I used a Giant Control Tank along with my track pump to seat a tyre. I found the pump wasn't sufficient.
Yes to your last question.
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24-10-2018, 12:07   #137
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Cheers, thank you for those responses. There are such a wide variety of options it is easy to get lost on what to go with.
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24-10-2018, 12:36   #138
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Ordered a Schrader to Presta valve converter for the father in laws compressor this morning to have a go at a ghetto conversion on the MTB. I have PR2's on the commuter/ winter bike - might order enough sealant to have a go at that wheel set too.
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24-10-2018, 13:24   #139
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So based on peoples experiences, what would be the suggestion for the perfect tubeless set up in terms of tyres, tools etc.

Do people use the syringe injection to put sealant through the value?

Bottle with small nozzle

Should I get the large bottle (500ml etc) or just the smaller bottles? Larger are more cost effective but how often will I need it?

Get large and be done with it, small is too small

What level of sealant is required in each wheel?

30mm

How often is sealant required to be reapplied?

Told by wheelbuilder 3 months summer, 6 months winter due to it being colder

What sort of pressures are people using on tubeless on the road?

75 front, 80 rear for about 80kg weight

Is it necessary to get better tyre irons based on the harder to put on tyres?

If your tyre goes on easily I'd say no, if its a bitch to get on then buy the irons for when
you have to take it off

Is a track pump sufficient most of the time to mount the tyres?

Based on the 2 rim types I've tried I'd say no

Can normal (ie non tubeless with tubes) be used on tubeless rims?

Yes
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Must be extremely difficult to get the tire off I’d imagine.
guess it all comes down to the tyre/rim combo. So far been no problem for me but reading above a nightmare for others
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Do you ever need to clean out the old sealant from the tyre? Or does it just go to dust?
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Ordered a Schrader to Presta valve converter for the father in laws compressor this morning to have a go at a ghetto conversion on the MTB. I have PR2's on the commuter/ winter bike - might order enough sealant to have a go at that wheel set too.
Great , let us know how you get on. The MTB should be fine, I'm wondering about the PR2. I read bits and pieces on the internet to suggest that they work tubeless.
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