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    New question here. Seeker tubeless conversion question

    Has anyone here attempted to convert to tubeless using the stock rims and tires on the Seeker? I ordered a Seeker Friday and since I live in Tucson, want to convert to tubeless, but don't want to have to buy new tires or rims to do it.

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    If you buy a Stan's kit, I'd bet you can do it.

    I'm pretty sure that folks have set up the Geax AKA as tubeless with other wheels.

    The Stan's kit will likely seal up the wheels, so you should be good.

    Be sure to post your results whether you get it to work or not. Other folks will be happy to hear.

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    Not sure about the Seeker wheels but I tried a Stans kit on my Guardian and it would not seal. It looked like the rim was too deep for the Stans kits that I tried. I just went with Gorilla tape, 2 valves, and some Stans sealant, sealed right up with some Continental Mountain kings.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Quote Originally Posted by provin1327 View Post
    Not sure about the Seeker wheels but I tried a Stans kit on my Guardian and it would not seal. It looked like the rim was too deep for the Stans kits that I tried. I just went with Gorilla tape, 2 valves, and some Stans sealant, sealed right up with some Continental Mountain kings.
    Provin, what width gorilla tape did you use?

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    I choose the cheapest roll of gorilla tape I could buy because no wheel is going to be as wide as the roll of tape haha. I measured the rim straight across then cut a strip of tape at the same width, made sure it covered the rim 100%, put on the tire and aired it up to ensure a seal, removed tire and added sealant. All done

    Here is a simple how to

    Tech Tuesday: Gorilla Tape Tubeless Conversion - Pinkbike
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    Thank you provin, for the tip and the link. Looks easy and inexpensive enough to try.

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    so the split tube method wont work on the stock seeker rims and tires?
    Last edited by BodyLinksystems; 11-21-2013 at 01:09 PM.

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    The split tube should theoretically work but it seems like people, in general, have far more success with gorilla tape or with the actual Stans tape (not the conversion kit, the roll of tape.) Gorilla tape is quite a bit cheaper though.

    when people do split tube, they typically use BMX/20" tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix View Post
    when people do split tube, they typically use BMX/20" tubes.
    This might be an issue because the seeker shows presta valves on the website, so the rims would be a limiter. I like the design of the split tube method myself -- makes more sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BodyLinksystems View Post
    This might be an issue because the seeker shows presta valves on the website, so the rims would be a limiter. I like the design of the split tube method myself -- makes more sense to me.
    Why is presta an issue?
    Q-Tubes Standard 20" Presta Tube > Components > Tires and Tubes > Tubes | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    20" tube, presta, up to 60mm valve length, removable core to fill with sealant.
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    There are 20" BMX tubes available in Presta.

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    Great info, and thanks guys! I really just assumed trying to find a 20" bmx tube in presta would be an internet treasure hunt. Double-plus good for the Jenson USA link!

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