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Old 03-25-2020, 05:19 AM
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Leaking spoke wheel. Help needed

Iíve got a new ULTIMA spoke wheel. Had it for a few years but never ran it. Itís a tubeless set up. Iíve got one leaking spoke. Iíve seen guys remove the rubber band and out a layer of silicone caulking in there. Does this work. Also wondering if flex seal would work.
Another option was just running a tube but Iíve read that can be worse because if a tube blows itís complete failure all at once but with tubeless itís just usually a slow leak.
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Yes, silicone should work just fine, but make darn sure you don't have any oil on it , clean it several times with lacquer thinner or any solvent that doesn't have oils added "no gas"
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:31 AM
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Thanks shovel. Is it ok to run a tube also?
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Old 03-28-2020, 03:17 PM
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You should be ok with a tube, I have one in my front wheel, I've had punctures in the past and they have never just blown out instantly.
I cant remember the material used for making tubes these days (if I could I probably can't spell it) but it aint like the old days of rubber that use to split and deflate instantly
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:13 PM
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I always use a tube on “tubeless” spoke wheels, I just never felt comfortable with no tube and 40 holes.
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Old 03-30-2020, 03:13 AM
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Thanks guys. I’ll run a tube
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Stuff is called 'Amazing Goop' glue. Walmart, home depot has it. With rim off, brake clean the area. Drop at a time because it needs to setup. A new tube will/should settle out over the spoke nipple hole, nipple, and rim. Make sure it covers over to seal. Move to the next nipple once it sets up.

You can take a needle nose, grab the drop and it will/should come off clean as a whistle. Adjust spoke(s) and reglue. Shit is amazing stuff.
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