Balancing tyres with BB's

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Re: Balancing tyres with BB's

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Curiosity got the better of me, so google helped out... It was Dynabeads. But I also found this.. https://1outlets.co.za/go/dyna+beads?gc ... wAQAvD_BwE

Whats the price on BB pellets. Sure they will do the job just as well. Try and get the size that will fit through your valve stem, else you will need to break your tire bead to install them. When I go to 35's on the Sani, I will, at the slightest balancing problem, be looking at this. In fact, I may have to already look at this if my 33's give me problems after standing in one spot for over 18 months now, if they have flat spotted.

Keep in mind, however, the implications of these beads if you debead, and get mud or water in your tire. I doubt they will move as freely if they get wet. They do however make life easier if you get a spot of mud stuck to the inside of your rim. I have more than once had a horrible ride back home because of this. But you learn your lesson quickly, and it's a quick fix to clear that mud out before driving all the way with a major bouncing wheel. In fact, It's something I check now while I inflate, and just scrape any mud off the rims in case.

Check out youtube university. There are quite a few videos, if I remember correctly.
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Re: Balancing tyres with BB's

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150 tot 200 ml antifreeze per tyre

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Re: Balancing tyres with BB's

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Anti Freeze can work, I have two concerns...

The slick properties of antifreeze can render the tire unrepairable - patches will not stick to the liner.
Chemical mismatch and degradation of your tyre rubber.

Again, we are at the cost of BB's, compared to proper balancing beads, or for that matter, anti freze. What is cheaper? I'm a cheapskate, cost is always may deciding factor :rolleyes:
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You can get good quality competition BBs from a place like Blades and Triggers. These are not your normal yellow BBs but super smooth quality. Depending on grade and size you can pay about R200 for 1kg +-5000 units.

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