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    shocker

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    Shagged mousses

    Post by shocker on Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:03 pm

    How do you tell when they're knackered?

    Mine have been on for over 12 months now, and done a fair bit.
    They looked in good enough condition last time I saw them, but after the Powys when squashed by hand (especially the front) feel like only about 6 or 7 psi

    Whilst happy to keep going with them if OK, would rather know if they are likely to suddenly give up on life! Shocked
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    Re: Shagged mousses

    Post by steve on Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:13 pm

    When your tyres starts to wobble like its flat :lol!
    Dont think they will just give up like a tube 12 months is nothing i wouldent worry about them yet.
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    Re: Shagged mousses

    Post by Taffy300 on Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:22 pm

    Not at all... Plus if they are 6 - 7 psi they've got harder over time lol!
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    Re: Shagged mousses

    Post by shocker on Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:40 pm

    Taffyboy07 wrote:Not at all... Plus if they are 6 - 7 psi they've got harder over time lol!

    I used to run tubes at 13 to 15 and they feel softer than that, and a lot softer than when new scratch
    About what should a new mousse feel??
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    Re: Shagged mousses

    Post by Taffy300 on Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:48 pm

    I'm joking Gary. I think a new 1 is said to be about 0.9bar (12-13psi) .
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    Re: Shagged mousses

    Post by shocker on Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:52 pm

    Taffyboy07 wrote:I'm joking Gary. I think a new 1 is said to be about 0.9bar (12-13psi) .

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    Re: Shagged mousses

    Post by Taffy300 on Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:54 pm

    If you gave what you think is shagged to Lew001 he will think they are brand new compared to what he got in.
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    Re: Shagged mousses

    Post by wolfy on Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:57 pm

    They are knackered when your tyre wont stay rimmed as far as I can tell...?
    They seem to start at 24 psi ish when new & then drop to 4 psi or lower before they are buggered  lol!
    Guess it depends on what you do to em to work out a timescale  scratch
    Like steve said they probably wont just give up tho! he was wobbling around on his last set for years  lol!
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    Re: Shagged mousses

    Post by shocker on Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:09 pm

    The bike feels a bit 'squirmy' (is that even a word?) on the road, and heavy steering off - just like you'd expect with low psi I suppose

    In no rush to bin them though, as have heard they've recently gone up in price  Shocked

    Maybe I should go Tubliss?? lol!
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    Re: Shagged mousses

    Post by Taffy300 on Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:15 pm

    I think someone has pumped your mousse up Paul lol! I found this. Google !!

    Specifically designed for use in off-road competition, Michelin Bib mousse is lighter than a Heavy Duty tube! When fitted MICHELIN Bib-mousse offers the equivalent inner tube pressure of 0.9 bar whilst at the same time removing the possibilities of having to retire from a race due to a puncture!

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