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  • Premier Icon charliemort
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    i think I have the following options

    1. Buy new wheels (prob Mavic 819 on Hope) – £265 at CRC, sell existing for about £150. So £115 ish
    2. Convert existing with Joe’s kit or similar – about £50
    3. “Ghetto” – about £15

    now, the questions.

    – If option 2 or 3, do you use tubeless or standard tyres, or doesn’t it matter? ie any advantage in using a tubeless tyre on a non tubeless rim?
    – if option 1, do you still need sealant? i assume you do
    – is there any functional advantage of 1 vs 2 or 3, or is it just the fact it should pump up easier?

    cheers

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    always use sealant
    standard tyres are fine
    go for option 2

    uplink
    Member

    Option 3
    Just finished doing a HR on a 719 – 15 minutes all in

    Premier Icon edd
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    http://www.tubelesswheels.com/tubeless.html

    Very good advice, especially that 20″ Schwalbe presta inner tubes have removable valve cores…

    keavo
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    advantage of no.1 is its safer. less chance of air burps/rolling a tyre off, causing a crash. had loads of air burps using strips and have crashed as a result (not every time). switched to tubeless rims (mavic and stans) and problems became much less frequent, only occuring when i ran very low tyre pressure. i always use non ust tyres and sealant.

    righty
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    option 4 cost about £1.75 (for both wheels) with stans sealant or less if you make your own super ghetto
    this is lighter than other tubeless systems also :mrgreen:

    daim
    Member

    @righty – Nice link mate. As a super cheapskate I am going to have to try the super ghetto method now. Have you used it yourself? Does it work well in your experience?

    andywhit
    Member

    ghetto’d a front wheel this afternoon. Had to use a CO2 canister to initially inflate but was v. easy.

    Premier Icon markyd
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    I’d be inclined to always use UST tyres, certainly if you aren’t a light weight.

    I run 2 sets of 819s, as does my brother. I also run a set of bigger wheels with Stans, and whilst they’ve been fine, I’d changes to 823s if some came up second hand, just so I knew it was ‘proper’.

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