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> Ghetto Tubeless And Dt Swiss Rims
:: Xiphon ::
post Aug 25 2010, 11:25 AM
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Sorry for digging up an old thread, but has anyone tried ghetto with a DT Swiss 445 rim? OEM rim, I think it's the same as 4.2?

Got a 5.1d at the rear, so I'm considering this tubeless malarky..


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Tony F
post Aug 25 2010, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE(:: Xiphon :: @ Aug 25 2010, 12:25 PM) *
Sorry for digging up an old thread, but has anyone tried ghetto with a DT Swiss 445 rim? OEM rim, I think it's the same as 4.2?

Got a 5.1d at the rear, so I'm considering this tubeless malarky..



See post No6. Didn't have any problems with the wheels, but tyres were another story. Ended up using UST tyres and the ghetto sealing system.


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:: Xiphon ::
post Aug 25 2010, 12:48 PM
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okey dokey, cheers smile.gif


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post Sep 2 2010, 07:02 PM
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I've recently tubelessed my 5.1, previously ran it ghetto, but successful with a neater method.

Don't bother drilling out your rim to take Schrader, buy a Mavic Tubeless Valve. Remove rim strip and put 5 or 6 wraps of electrical tape around the rim (pull it nice and tight and make sure it covers the spoke holes fully.

Cut through the tape and insert the valve.

Mount a UST tyre, soap up the bead and inflate. Let the air out slowly, remove the valve core, insert sealant, replace core, inflate. You can try this with a non-ust if that's what you have - Maxxis work well for this.

Ride carefree :-)

Good chance it will work with other DT rims.


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Gareth
post Sep 2 2010, 08:48 PM
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I have a taped 5.1. I used electrical tape and cut the Schraeder valve out of an old inner tube. I trimmed the butyl to within three mill or so of the bottom of the valve stem, so it still sits inside the rim-well or this won't work. Then I made a silicone washer from a piece of silicone 'cooking mat' (poundstrore). I punched a hole with a leather punch in the silicone (a bit smaller than the valve's outer thread) then just trimmed it round again so it would fit inside the rim well and stretched this over the valve stem. Took like two minutes to do this. Now the valve holds air brilliantly! Of course it needs the outer lock ring on to hold it in place. Even though this valve can rotate when you tighten the locking ring it still holds air as it rotates, the silicone 'washer' does a great job. cool.gif


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