Just curious if anyone out there has any experience running spoke wheels tubeless. Methods used would be nice. Maybe it's a dumb idea for a street bike?
I think there are quite a few people that would argue otherwise about a tubeless tire on a tube rim. Myself included. It can be a beast to seat right, but it's doable and I have yet to need a razorblade. Not trying to argue, just curious why you think it can't be done?You can't run tubeless tires on a tube type rim, not without taking a razor blade to the bead first anyway. You'll probably never get the tire to completely seat in at least one spot.
Tube tires on a tubeless rim will flop loose around on there and never hold air.
It's the rim lock or rim locks that weigh a lot and impose an imbalance on the wheel and rust and make it a pain to change tires and bottom out the rim if you happen to hit the tire hard where they are.
Some will tell you to just use sheet metal screws drilled through the rim instead, if you are into cheap and dirty fixes that might work.
I ride a one ply radial tubeless on one of my bikes, it's one ply because it can be made almost a full pound lighter then a two ply version of the same tire.
I think there are quite a few people that would argue otherwise about a tubeless tire on a tube rim. Myself included. It can be a beast to seat right, but it's doable and I have yet to need a razorblade. Not trying to argue, just curious why you think it can't be done?
That would be for mounting tubeless tires without a tube.If you put a strap on the outer diameter of the tire before airing up it helps seat the bead. It also requires a fair amount of lube.
The problem with most searches is that they are for either wider rim adventure bikes or motards. The rim profile is far different from say an 18x2.15 or 18x2.5 WM profile, or at least that's what I see. I guess I should have specified what the intended size would be. I also ask here because safety is often the first concern here, where other forums tend to encourage idiocy.There's a gazillion ways to seal spoke rims to run tubeless tyres. Just google it.
Oh, hang on.....
As I understand it the tubeless tire will release pressure at a slower rate than that of a tubed wheel with a typical "nail" hole scenario. Obviously that doesn't mean much if you tear a huge chunk out of the tire or heavily dent the rim, but how often do those things happen, and will it matter which type in such an extreme scenario anyway? I'd venture to guess neither option would fare well, and something of that nature will probably cause an accident regardless.You need to ask yourself, how important are the bumps and the flat spots.
You know it's the rim design that helps keep a tubeless tire on the rim when it goes flat, you know a tube rim has a sloped bead contact area leaning towards the centre of the rim.
Do you care if your tubeless tires perform as designed when they are not mounted on the proper rim, and might it result in a catastrophic accident at the speed you could experience a flat tire at ?
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