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  • Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    The rim strip and sealants you liink t,o are fine. You don’t need Ust tyres though, tubeless ready are cheaper, lighter and work just fine. I got a pair of. 2.4 snakeskin nobby nics for £57 from bike-discount.de so try there for you Ralphs?
    With that kit you don’t need a valve tool. The bottles look like measured doses and squirty nozzles.

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    can you use UST tyres without sealant then?

    cynic-al
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    I have, on ust rims, the sealant is worth using tho.

    I’m not sure how well priced your first link is cf jra.

    You can also use regular tires, some better than others.

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    Try ghetto tubeless first.

    It’s cheaper, more satisfying (assuming you get it to work) and cheaper.

    I’ve done numerous tyre / rim combinations.

    Old tyres work best, new ones are a pig. New tyres should be run with a tube for a bi to get them in shape.

    I bought some Stans years ago, still got about 1/3 of it left, cost £20. One BMX inner tube per wheel, cost £3.

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    JRA – tape = £13.50
    JRA – valves = £12.60
    JRA – Stans gunk = £6.30

    not even close al 😉

    the tyre thing is interesting though. I fancy building some superlight summer wheels. Using a 500g tyre instead of my normal 650-700g ones. I like RR and WTBs so assuming they’re not reknowned for being shit with tubeless I might go that way and find some discount sellers.

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    chl – Id rather not go ghetto when Ive got some nice crests to play with. Stuffing an inner tube in the rim when I can use some yellow tape and valves instead seems silly.

    The flexibility on tyres though I can go with.

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    I sem to remember Ralph’s are a bit tight to fit on crests. Have a google, but above all watch the stans fitting videos.

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    above all watch the stans fitting videos.

    will do, ta.

    Have also found: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=71248

    uwe-r
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    What is ghetto tubeless?

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    What is ghetto tubeless?

    Google is your friend . You can convert any rim to tubeless using a bmx inner tube, some sealant and more swearing than a Tourette’s conference.

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    You are right the tape, fluid and valves. No need for ust tyres. Stans is supposed to be run with standard tyres!

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    righto.
    * goes on hunt for lightest/cheapest 29er tyres *

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    So now we’re far enough into the 21st century to be sure that it isnt a hoax…..

    …. Im considering having a go at tubeless.

    Some Crests on at a bargin £36 an end at Wiggle for a day have arrived. What do I need to get them running tubeless without spending a fortune?

    I was thinking, this rim strip stuff, gunk and removable core valves for £19:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230799395043

    and some summer-weight UST tyres like WTB nano 50gg UST for £47 and end or:
    http://www.hotlines-uk.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=71248

    or some 2.25″ RR 585g for £37 an end:
    http://nextdaytyres.co.uk/Tyres/Schwalbe/Racing-Ralph-29.aspx?ID=543

    Do I need any special tools like a valve core key or a sealant injector or can I bodge it with a pair of pliers and a small funnel?

    KINGTUT
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    These are good.

    I’m running them on Stans Crest tubless and they are really rather good, a good balance of grip and lightweight.

    A claimed weight of 540g on the packaging, look at 29inches.com for a review.

    cynic-al
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    Ah…I just use old valves from burst inner tubes, and bought bulk juice.

    I’d avoid light tires, the sidewalls are vulnerable.

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    cheers kingtut – will check them out.

    slinkybike
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    I found the cheaper performance range of Racing Ralph’s excellent to run tubeless with Stan’s crest rims yellow tape and some local australian made sealant I have not burped one yet and they were doddle to seat. I am waiting for summer to buy some lighter tubeless ready ones although from fitting them to other bikes I have found there side walls a little more porous so they take a little longer to really bed in.

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