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stop with the ghetto tubeless set up. seriously. stop it.

Old 08-08-11, 07:49 AM
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stop with the ghetto tubeless set up. seriously. stop it.

i don't understand why people seem so intent and dead set on having a tubeless set up yet they refuse to do it correctly and then get upset when it doesn't work.

it's very simple. if you want to run tubeless, you need:

1 - tubeless rims.

2 - tubeless or "tubeless ready" tires.

3 - sealant

if you don't want to use these, then get a damn tube, put it in your tire, go ride your bike and have fun, and stop wasting time trying to seal and seat your non tubeless tire into your non tubeless rim.

okay, rant over, sorry about that. back to fun discussions.
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I musta did it wrong, cuz my ghetto set-up installed & worked great.

Now that I'm rolling in the $$, I roll on tubeless rims....with tires, of course!
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Old 08-09-11, 09:49 AM
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i thought about going getto..but i changed my mind,was worried i might have a blowout
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Old 08-09-11, 04:04 PM
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My ghetto set up has worked well for me... though my intent was to always follow it up with the real thing. Whenever I blow up a rim, replace with a UST version, etc. I will say this: doing ghetto tubeless with a real UST tire at least is way, way easier and works better. The sidewalls are tougher - particularly nice if you ride somewhere with lots of sharp rocks. I also did it myself - I'd not take my **** into a shop and expect them to do a ghetto tubeless set up.

So I now have a new Hadley hub/819 rear wheel near done, and a new Maxxis ADvantage to mount for the Spitfire. The hardtail rear will likely soon follow. It's getting less and less round, and my spoke wrench efforts are beginning to be less and less effective...

Still using tubes up front anyhow, so no worries. Tubeless for me was/is all about riding without pinch flat worries (though I'm still running less pressure than my previous tubed stuff - nice!) - something rare for me up front. Not in a thorny area, so that is a non-issue. My front wheels tend to last much longer, but they'll get the same UST rim treatment when the die.
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