My T5 - Some Pics **UPDATED**

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    My T5 - Some Pics **UPDATED**

    Post by NorthernJordan on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:18 am

    Here is some pics of my T5, just put some black SIP tubeless rims on and replaced my hub.







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    Post by ttscshaggy on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:21 am

    Looks good mate

    Get some better tyres man !S83 are oldschool and a tad shit really Rolling Eyes Tyre research and compounds are far more advanced these days. Upgrade pirat
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:25 am

    I had a bit of a nightmare with the tyres, i wanted Mich S83's, which are decent. However i could just not get them on the tubeless rims. I chipped the rear rim a few times, so will have to get it touched up.

    After abit of googling i read that the S83's were almost impossible to fit to the rims, but pirrelli's werent too bad. As we had a few of these about, i though f*** it... Very Happy

    What tyres would you recomend.
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:27 am

    ttscshaggy wrote:Looks good mate

    Get some better tyres man !S83 are oldschool and a tad shit really Rolling Eyes Tyre research and compounds are far more advanced these days. Upgrade pirat

    I have shitter tyres than S83's... Embarassed
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:40 am

    The matt black paint on the rims is terrible i think , I comes off with just a little smudge as youve found out

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    Post by NorthernJordan on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:57 am

    I wanted black with a polished lip, but VE had sold out. They do look nice though, they will touch up easy enough.
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    Post by Jordan on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:07 am

    Do these rims split like the orginals or is it one thing ??
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:10 am

    No they don't split, this makes certain tyres a c*** to fit. Laughing Laughing

    They look great, well made. But the black does chip easy.
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:16 am

    Jordan wrote:Do these rims split like the orginals or is it one thing ??

    These are tubeless
    But you can get ally split rims made by F.a Italia, Im not sure on the quality tho
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:19 am

    Just think it needs some drops and an expansion chamber exhaust now... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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    Post by Wally on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:43 am

    servetakid wrote:Just think it needs some drops and an expansion chamber exhaust now... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


    Tidy! You know my thoughts - sterling all the way (and they've just brought out an RH exit version) - they're shite on most set-ups, but on a std T5 they're perfect. save your money on the drops (never seen them for a mk1 anyway) and bang a 172 on it!


    I'm getting rid of my s83's as soon as I can (seems a waste when theres another season left in them). They're better in the wet than a lot of the newer type treads, but there's a bit of a shoulder on them which makes them skittish if, like me you enjoy twatting it round the corners.

    Next tyres for me will be conti twists or schwalbe weathermans


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    Post by NorthernJordan on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:47 am

    I dont plan on running these Pirellis for long at all, just a stop gap to get me on the road.

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    Post by Dean on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:02 am

    whats the advantages of tubeless??
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:47 am

    Dean, having a tube is like having a balloon inside your tyre, once it is punctured it goes pop. With a a tubeless tyre, in theory the air will release more slowly so you can come to a controlled stop.

    But i bought these cos the looked cool... Rolling Eyes Very Happy Very Happy
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:06 am

    Basically , you dont get dangerous blowouts

    Worb5 do mk1 t5 drops , I think they look kinda cool. It wouldnt be difficult to do yourself really
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    Post by Wally on Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:15 am

    Biggest cause of blowouts is usually rust on the inside of your rims, which is why I change mine regularly, at 15 quid a pop or whatever you might as well!


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    Post by NorthernJordan on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:08 am

    These rims shouldn't rust being made of aluminum...
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:12 am

    Ally oxide will apear eventually on bare ally parts of it

    That is why Im abit skeptical about the polished lipped one or fully polished
    cause it wont last long !
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    Post by NorthernJordan on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:15 am

    I will be getting those chips touched soon so it doesn't corrode then. The polished ones we sell (car ones) have a lacquer on them, so the SIP ones not?
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:34 am

    I ones Ive seen didnt look lacquered, not totally sure tho Rolling Eyes
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    Post by Wally on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:43 am

    servetakid wrote:These rims shouldn't rust being made of aluminum...

    You'd hope there'd be no water ingress on tubeless rims Razz

    Wally's top tips are wipe a bit of lubricant on the inside of your new (split) rims when you're fitting them - helps get the tyre on and keeps the watter oot


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    Post by NorthernJordan on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:50 pm

    Maybe you shopuld start a thread for your top tips Razz Razz
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:11 pm

    WD40 doesnt take long to evaporate tho Rolling Eyes
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    Post by Wally on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:18 pm

    It still leaves a mineral film in the seal tho... veering off topic


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    Post by NorthernJordan on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:43 pm

    Maybe some rubber lube would be better?

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