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On 04/01/2018 at 9:02 PM, teddybattye said:

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Hi!  I popped down to Tong earlier for a quick walk round, it wasn't that late but people where leaving. I'm definitely going to try and get to the next one. Well impressed with all the space! I discovered yesterday I have a puncture in my rear tyre and a few nasty gouges so I was hoping you could tell me where to get another fitted and what price I'm looking at including fitting? I've been looking online but I haven't a clue what I need :huh:

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You can probably find someone at your local club who is willing to fit it for a little beer money (do they have a facebook group?).  Have a look for 4 x 18 trials tyres on ebay, just be aware that the Pirelli ones are a bit stiff (ok for distance riding, but not optimal for competing), and Michelins are considered the best by many people :)

Club trials usually start at 10am-ish, and will often be winding down by 2pm.  Super competitive people will often shoot through as quickly as possible, while people like me spend too much time falling off, mucking about, and eating chocolate, so end up being amongst the last to leave ...

EDIT: forgot to mention, if you have a puncture it may be that it's just the inner tube that needs sorting.  Sometimes they can be patched, so hold off on ordering anything expensive till you know!

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11 hours ago, Karrie86 said:

;Hi!  I popped down to Tong earlier for a quick walk round, it wasn't that late but people where leaving. I'm definitely going to try and get to the next one. Well impressed with all the space! I discovered yesterday I have a puncture in my rear tyre and a few nasty gouges so I was hoping you could tell me where to get another fitted and what price I'm looking at including fitting? I've been looking online but I haven't a clue what I need :huh:

Hello do this .....always do things yourself; its easier and you know its done properly ......you have never done it before and will probably be better at doing it than 50% of the people who you will take it to and who will take your hard earned money. It is simple to do and I mean simple...you can do it, just follow this video once you have bought all the tools....you can get them all on Ebuy ....they are not expensive and they will last you a life time;.plus you will learn a new skill.  CLIC on these...   https://youtu.be/_nWYrP-L14s   https://youtu.be/k290LeBasws   If you buy a rear tyre then only buy a Michelin x11 tubeless rear ....this is the best tyre for your bike Sherco 290.... do not choose a very cheap tyre they will not grip aswell as the Michelin X11 ...[it could get complicated discussing the differences between the few other brands that are suitable/available or the other Michelin Trials tyre called the X-Light[it is the same as the X11 but has a thinner casing and so is not as tough......... other makes may cause you problems for various reasons but the X11 will definitely not..

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Most local trials shops will offer a fitting service when you buy tyres from them 

it starts getting expensive if they have to remove the wheel from the bike.

the nearest to you would be 

B & B - Barnsley 

Trials UK - Horsforth 

RAS Sport - Brighouse 

Pennine Trialsport - Ripponden 

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On 1/6/2018 at 10:36 PM, oni nou said:

Hello do this .....always do things yourself; its easier and you know its done properly ......you have never done it before and will probably be better at doing it than 50% of the people who you will take it to and who will take your hard earned money. It is simple to do and I mean simple...you can do it, just follow this video once you have bought all the tools....you can get them all on Ebuy ....they are not expensive and they will last you a life time;.plus you will learn a new skill.  CLIC on these...   https://youtu.be/_nWYrP-L14s   https://youtu.be/k290LeBasws   If you buy a rear tyre then only buy a Michelin x11 tubeless rear ....this is the best tyre for your bike Sherco 290.... do not choose a very cheap tyre they will not grip aswell as the Michelin X11 ...[it could get complicated discussing the differences between the few other brands that are suitable/available or the other Michelin Trials tyre called the X-Light[it is the same as the X11 but has a thinner casing and so is not as tough......... other makes may cause you problems for various reasons but the X11 will definitely not..

The video links where very helpful thank you. I'm definitely going to give it a go myself. I would like some opinions on my tyre if possible. It has a puncture for sure, it looks battered around the sidewall but I'm not sure what it's supposed to look like considering it spends its life mostly flat (remember I'm very new!) Can I not just put an inner-tube in there? I always repair things myself but these tyres are alien mostly flat weird things!

Anyway to me it looks like it should be replaced, but, if i can get away with just an inner tube for a bit as I'm a long way from hopping around on the back wheel. What do you think?

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Given the amount of damage there, you really need to replace it otherwise you'll probably lose more inner tubes!  Ask at your local club if anyone has a good second hand tyre kicking around, as having rounded knobbles doesn't affect beginner riding very much :)

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18 hours ago, Karrie86 said:

uThe video links where very helpful thank you. I'm definitely going to give it a go myself. I would like some opinions on my tyre if possible. It has a puncture for sure, it looks battered around the sidewall but I'm not sure what it's supposed to look like considering it spends its life mostly flat (remember I'm very new!) Can I not just put an inner-tube in there? I always repair things myself but these tyres are alien mostly flat weird things!

Anyway to me it looks like it should be replaced, but, if i can get away with just an inner tube for a bit as I'm a long way from hopping around on the back wheel. What do you think?

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Hello again....you could put a tube in but its not really the best fix as the whole rim and tyre bead is designed to run as tubeless for good reasons and it is much easier to have build it up without adding something else to mess with.Blow your tyre up to about 15 psi and cover every thing, the whole tyre and rim with a strongish mix of soapy water and find any leaks.....if you do not have a puncture in the tyre then the most likely leak will be from around the spokes or along the rim where the bead sits.....if this is the case then for spoke area leaks you need to remove the rim band and clean the rim and the rubber sealing band thoroughly where it sits before reinstalling it [if it is in good condition that is ..no nicks or cuts holes etc  ] as per the video ...if it still leaks around the spokes after cleaning then install a brand ntew sealing band..........Leaking from the rim bead is the same proceedure clean any dirt from the rim with a fine wire stainless steel brush and then rinse with soapy water.

As far as fixing a puncture in the tyre goes you can plug it with a special type of plug that looks like a thin piece of rope covered in rubber that you insert with a metal needle........... trying to repair with a patch is not a good fix as the low pressures used in rear trials tyres[3 to 4 psi only] means that the tyre squirms around and would soon lift the patch. Hope that helps.

Your tyre looks battered on the sidewalls but it looks reasonably good on ther tread wear so if it is not  punctured or if you can plug it then why throw it away just yet.

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