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    Rim dent

    So I screwed up . I ran a low tire pressure to improve performance on loose turns . Speeshh . Pinch flat . Bright guy that I am I kept riding ( it was a time trial) Thinking that somehow I'll miraculously finish the next four miles. Anyway I get a dent in the rimwall . Theres no crease so I'm going to apply the wooden mallet . After I screw that up how much is the new rim and rebuild going to cost?
    We're talking about a specialised gx 26 on shimano deore xt hub with 36 holes and a 6 speed cassette. Also whats the turn-over?
    Thanks in advance.

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    man, i can believe i missed this one. jeff, although you came by and the rim is fine i;ll see what i can find.

    the problem will be finding a 6 or 7 speed cassette, as opposed to a freewheel(which is what you have now, the thread-on type), BUT since you are using friction shifters (correct?) it's possible to use something like an XT hub and put a 8 sp cassette on there. if your shifters are, in fact, friction, then you won't be limited by the number of cogs in the cassette.

    turn over, about a day.

    i'll see what i find.

    on the issue of pinch flats, do you know what your bike weighs? this may be a contributing factor if it's over 45 lb. i know you're not a heavy guy so in this case i'm wondering about bike weight.

    most of the serious freeride and downhill bikes weigh between 38 lb. (super light) and 50-ish lb. so if you're within this range a thicker tube may be the answer.

    with az ticker tube you can stop using the slime, liners, or anything else for that matter.

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    Speaking of Pinch flats...

    ... I am experimenting with the do-it-yourself tubeless conversion. I ordered the kit for $25 from NoTubes.com

    I set the it up on my Rolf dolemite rims with Hutchinson python Air lights. It took me about an hour to do each rim.

    So far I have run them at Kelly Creek (very rocky), Rocky Hill (Rocky and Twisty) and the YMCA ranch with no problems or complaints. I will post it feedback when I have some more miles on them.

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    do-it-yourself tubeless conversions are interesting.

    let us know how it works out.

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    Originally posted by carlos
    do-it-yourself tubeless conversions are interesting.

    let us know how it works out.
    Interesting as....

    Trains are interesting

    or

    Interesting as...

    Train wrecks are interesting?

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    interesting as in i've never tried that.

    i'm sure it works works well, i'm just a little skeptical about things like that. although, it should be confised for a resistance to new things.

    also, interesting that those systems can be used with a standard rim. any leaks? how's the PSI?

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    They seem to be holding air. I have put the front rim in the bathtub and witnessed no bubbles. Havn't dunked the back one yet.

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    slap on a few tortillas and have at it bro!!!

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    Well Chris?

    If I missed a final conclusion post .....
    Whats the verdict?

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    I say Stan's rocks

    my own Stan's conversion is working well with rides at 700, Mainland and MAC

    I developed an unrelated problem at 700 that has to do with a stick that's cost me $50 so far and will total about $120, and that's with a bit of "discount" labor and a lot of time spent hunting bargains on a rear d, rim and spokes
    what goes up, gets to come back down

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