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> Ghetto Tubeless Walkthrough., How to go tubeless with normal rims.
Doug
post Oct 3 2009, 09:33 PM
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Ghetto Tubeless Walkthrough.

Chris M did a great Ghetto Walkthrough as he did his first install recently. He had a little trouble with the forum software limiting the number of pics allowed in a thread so I've hosted it on MTB Techniques with a little editing until Gareth has time to put it on the MTB Britain main page.


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jes
post Oct 3 2009, 09:48 PM
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Nice biggrin.gif
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Chris M
post Oct 3 2009, 10:25 PM
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Looks fantastic Doug agree.gif

My write-up was waaaay more basic than that, and just based on my one and only install wink.gif

Top work Sir worship.gif

Cheers

Chris smile.gif


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Jarl
post Oct 3 2009, 10:47 PM
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Nicely done smile.gif


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Petty Vagrant
post Oct 4 2009, 06:55 AM
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Excellent guide - thanks.

For a nervous ghetto wannabe it's taken the fear factor out of going tubeless.

I'm still unwilling to drill my rims so will be staying with Presta valves. I've found one of these
valve adapter which should overcome the issue of using a compressor to inflate the tyres - and handily enough my next door neighbour has a compressor stupidlyhappy.gif


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Chris M
post Oct 4 2009, 08:04 AM
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QUOTE(Petty Vagrant @ Oct 4 2009, 07:55 AM) *
Excellent guide - thanks.

For a nervous ghetto wannabe it's taken the fear factor out of going tubeless.

I'm still unwilling to drill my rims so will be staying with Presta valves. I've found one of these
valve adapter which should overcome the issue of using a compressor to inflate the tyres - and handily enough my next door neighbour has a compressor stupidlyhappy.gif


I was going to do exactly the same.
The only thing that stopped me was the availability of the Presta 20" tubes with removeable cores (I wanted a foolproof way of adding the sealant and rapid inflation.)

I was extremely nervous of drilling my rims but, to be quite honest, it's laughably straightforward. I bought a new, good quality drill bit and it thumped through with not a hint of a problem.
The resulting hole is not even much larger than the original Presta (I have narrow rims so was nervous of that too.)

Anyway, good luck with the Presta, but if you do have a rethink, I found drilling the rims very straightforward and I really am the Homer Simpson of DIY icon_redface.gif

Cheers,

Chris smile.gif

EDIT: The front was fine this morning so I've just finished doing the rear as well agree.gif


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