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Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:43 pm
by addictR1
I usually use tufo extreme but almost out. Looked online and price went up a lot. Before I only paid $5 or so from eBay but now it’s nearly doubled...

Looking at orange sealant, can get those at LBS. anyone have success with these? If so do you use standard or the endurance version?

Are there others that works wonders on latex inner tubes?


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Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:43 pm
by Weenie

Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:07 am
by KCookie
The standard Orange seal is the one to get. Worked great with my veloflex tyres.

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Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:18 am
by addictR1
KCookie wrote:The standard Orange seal is the one to get. Worked great with my veloflex tyres.

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Thanks! Will give that a try. Should be ok to use the same tuck extreme bottle right or should I rinse out before adding in the orange?


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Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:52 am
by upside
A BIG YES to the Orange sealant.... the Tufo product will dry in the tires. I have been using Veloflex most of the summer with Orange Sealant and no issues so far.

Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:29 pm
by Imaking20
Another +1 for Orange Seal. Been using this for ~5 years with great success.

Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:19 am
by addictR1
You guys using the standard Orange as well?


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Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:43 pm
by Catagory6
and then do you use a hand pump, or CO2 ?

i assume you put the puncture towards the ground and let the sealant pool while pumping up?

Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:54 pm
by Imaking20
I've always used standard sealant.

I don't usually load up my wheels preemptively with sealant (though I do on my wife's bike). If you're loading sealant into a tire that just punctured, using c02 isn't ideal as it can freeze the sealant. At a minimum, if all you have is a cartridge, put the sealant in and rotate the wheel so it's opposite the valve stem. Better would be to use a hand pump though.

If you're loading sealant preemptively, you may not even know you punctured - because now you're basically riding tubeless.

Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:50 pm
by commfire
I did an experiment a few years ago using a Arenberg that I was retiring and Bontrager sealant.

I used a pretty thick puncturing tool to create some decent holes. Then added sealant after removing the valve core. Inflated with a Co2 and it sealed every time. From then on all I carried on a ride was a Co2 and a small bottle of the bontrager sealant.

I have since moved on from tubulars but looking back it was the cleanest and easiest way to deal with punctures.

Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:46 pm
by Imaking20
Quicker than changing a tube for sure!

Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:03 am
by addictR1
Catagory6 wrote:and then do you use a hand pump, or CO2 ?

i assume you put the puncture towards the ground and let the sealant pool while pumping up?
I use co2 and point the puncture to the ground first then pump.


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Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:03 am
by Weenie

Re: Sealant for Veloflex

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:30 pm
by LouisN
I bought a 60 ml pouch of Caffelatex. I used it on a Conti Sprinter with success.
I also have many old tubulars that have either punctured or have slow leaks, so I usually take them off and replace before they fail.
I pulled out a Velofelx Arenberg and put the remaining Caffelatex in it. That was three days ago. The tubular is now ready to be used again :D.

Louis :)