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I live in a tropical country, so most of the year the temperature is above 20° Celsius, so coldness is not an issue here. It can also be unpredictable for rain. I have tried both strategies: a) (try to) keep dry while riding under the rain and b) (act like) not caring about it. With strategy a, the problem is sweat accumulates inside rainproof gear, so I end ...


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This may be unthinkable in some cultures (esp. English-speaking ones), but a time-tested and easy solution is to take off the shoes and put them in your bag until it stops raining. As DavidW points out, it may be uncomfortable when it’s cold and windy on top of rainy, yet not so cold that it’ll just snow instead of raining. To me this seems such a rare ...


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From my read of the photograph, I believe this is brake grime, not tubeless sealant. The black color is some mixture of brake pad material and aluminum from the rims and we can see that it extends both towards the middle of the rim and out on to the tire sidewalls. As the brake pads abrade the rim and vice versa, they break off a bunch of small particles. In ...


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I would presume that you are using some bad sealant which might be water-soluble, I don't really know but that is the only connection I can make between water and leaks. Also maybe your sealant is old (you should change it every 6-9 months).


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I don't know what the association would be with rain, but sealant coming from random spots on the rim but not the bead lock area implies a tape problem. If it's happening at the bead itself (the joint between tire and rim), too narrow tape could be a cause. The loud pop is normal and is a good thing. The first thing to double check would be a consistent lock ...


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