Thruxton Tiresome Thruxton Wheels

Discussion in 'Thruxton, Scrambler & Trident' started by Len H, May 31, 2020.

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  1. Len H

    Len H New Member

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    Blasphemy I know but 2nd rear wheel puncture in a very short period both requiring recovery from the back end of beyond! At one point thought I had to leave the bike out overnight in the lakes. New bike or new wheels as now so paranoid about going any distance. Thoughts / solutions please?
     
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  2. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill Senior Member

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    I've got a set of Kineos on order for my T120, others have used tape and sealant to make their rims tubeless, not sure I would have trusted that myself, especially touring, hence the Kineos, expensive and not to everyone's taste but one of the few ways of going properly tubeless.
     
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  3. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Not considered swapping my Thruxton wheels, but understand the rationale for wanting the additional confidence boost of tubeless tyres
     
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  4. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    #4 Wessa, May 31, 2020
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  5. Len H

    Len H New Member

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  6. joe mc donald

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    You have had a bit of bad luck there. Touch wood i have been a lot luckier with my bikes. But my only thought is even tubeless tyres get punctures.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  7. David Cooper

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  8. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Yep so do I when I’m on the tiger. No point when on the Thruxton though.
     
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  9. johne

    johne Standing on the shoulders of dwarves.

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    Have you considered a Speed twin?
     
  10. johne

    johne Standing on the shoulders of dwarves.

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    Have you considered a Speed twin?
     
  11. dav.a

    dav.a Well-Known Member

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    Happened to me on the test ride. Sent my wheels to Doug Richardson in Devon , he replaced the rim, spokes and nipples with stainless steel and converted them to run tubeless. no worries about tube failure or corrosion.
     
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  12. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème

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    Hi there!
    This was last posted a while ago but thanks for the input as this maybe what the chaps are after!
     
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