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    How long to seal

    I just set up Bontrager Aeolus 3 TLR rims with Bontrager R3 TLR Tires.
    Can initially only inflate to about 80PSI. the one wheel I see a little sealant coming out around the spokes. Second day I was able to get up to 90 psi. Is something wrong or does it take a while to completely seal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch16 View Post
    I just set up Bontrager Aeolus 3 TLR rims with Bontrager R3 TLR Tires.
    Can initially only inflate to about 80PSI. the one wheel I see a little sealant coming out around the spokes. Second day I was able to get up to 90 psi. Is something wrong or does it take a while to completely seal?
    Are you using Bontrager TLR rim strips? White...plastic...NOT the ones w/ the Bontrager logo printed on them.
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    Yes the white plastic ones supplied with wheels, tires. Never ran tubeless before. Had flat on first ride with tube and it was a bear to change tube. Had everything to try tubeless. Figured if it would limit removing tube on the road I would give it a try.

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    Tubeless won't eliminate anything. If you're getting sealant coming out the spoke holes the most likely culprit would be the valve. It is probably not tight enough and it's allowing air/sealant to get past the valve stem into the inside of the rim. The Bontrager TLR system is quite foolproof...normally. You're also using the supplied valves?
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    Yes supplied valves. Only hand tight with the nut correct?

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    Yeah, but pretty much as tight as you can make it by hand. It has to seal against the 80-90psi you're inflating the tire to. Unless you have damaged the TLR strip the ONLY way for air to get inside the rim is past the valve stem. O-ring goes on the inside against the strip, not the outside of the rim.
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    There was no o-ring. Valve was rectangular shaped rubber. rubber was round where it pushed through rim.

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    Ok, tighten the lockring a little more and try again. What size tires? How much do you weigh that you're needing 90psi?
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    I am not a light weight. 235 lbs. Riding the Bontrager 700 x 26

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    You probably can get away with running the tires at 80 psi without issue.
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