- Mavic XC717 tubeless conversion
- wonny jSubscriber
Ok I’ve just bought wheels with Mavic XC717s and they have some nice brand new rim tape on them already.
I already have the stans fluid and a couple of tubeless valves.
I am right in saying that to go tubeless all I need is two of the no tube rim strips?
or go ghetto? which would be (even) more of a faff.Posted 8 years agowonny jSubscriber
Or can I get away with just this stuff and my existing valve cores?Posted 8 years ago
My first and most succesful ghetto tubeless set ups were on 717s.
Secret seemed to be wrapping the rim in several (as in 6 or 7) layers of duct tape before using your split inner tube. This filled up all the space between the rim bed and the bead of the tyre so it was a damn tight fit, but inflated easily and never seemed to burp.
If I’d been clever I suppose I could have used one of those velox cloth rim tapes for £3 a wheel to fill up the rim bed, before using a layer of duct tape and then the sliced BMX inner tube.
I maintain that all the stress of going ghetto can be avoided if you fill up the rim with lots of extra rim tape until you can only just fit the tyre with your bare hands, the tighter the fit the easier the conversion in my experience.Posted 8 years ago
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