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Old 07-08-08, 09:50 AM   #1
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One Tubeless question. Yes, I searched.

One question. Do I have to have a tubeless rim for the set-up to work correctly?
Thanks and yes i searched.
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While it's recommended, I'm sure the majority of people running tubeless don't have them.
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NO, You can use a Stan's conversion or a homemade conversion and make a standard rim work. The trick is to seal off the rim. I did a home brew conversion using the stock rimstrip.
The "Hicks" DIY tubeless conversion
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NO, You can use a Stan's conversion or a homemade conversion and make a standard rim work. The trick is to seal off the rim. I did a home brew conversion using the stock rimstrip.
The "Hicks" DIY tubeless conversion
Thanks! I found your DIY while I was searching, very nice work. I'm very tempted to try.
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I think it was ZeCanon, that said he used Stems from old tubes, reinforced strapping tape, and then electrical tape to cover the spoke holes.
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I think it was ZeCanon, that said he used Stems from old tubes, reinforced strapping tape, and then electrical tape to cover the spoke holes.
How does stans compare to the slime you used? Price wise.
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I tried this and it was absolutely horrible, I ended up spending about 40 bucks (a single tubeless valve costed 14 bucks at the LBS!) and it ended up not working anyway, it was just one leek after another, i ended up just saying forget and suck the 10 extra grams up.
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How does stans compare to the slime you used? Price wise.
A bottle of stans is more exspensive than the slime, however when used in the proper amounts can do many more tires than the slime.

Elf: Where were your leeks coming from?
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