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    Turnagain Rims Tubeless??????

    I just got my new Borealis and since they don't have the Carbondale rims, they gave me these Turnagain rims. I can't say I'm a happy camper as watching Flynn put a set of Bud and Lou tires on the Carbondale rims for a friend of mine is what convinced me to get a new bike.

    The question, has anyone been successful at going tubeless on these rims?

    And if so, what method did you succeed with?

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    I'm wondering if anyone has successfully set these up tubeless also and how they did it.

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    Here's a rough outline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbasinger View Post
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    I'm wondering if anyone has successfully set these up tubeless also and how they did it.
    1) Secure the rimstrip (we use 12 gram Tyvek strips instead of 80g standard rimstrips) to the rim with tape.
    2) Two loops of 1'' wide foam tape along each rim wall.
    3) 5 or 6 loops of Gladpack or similar plastic wrap.
    4) Install tire and pour in some Stan's solution
    5)Pull the sidewalls outwards onto the foam tape.
    6)Inflate with any pump you have handy, like a mini pump.
    7) Trim off excess plastic.
    7) Ride

    This method makes for easier tubeless setup than on my tubeless ready carbon rims.
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    Thanks
    This was helpful.
    I did a variation of this and after few attempts it did work. Usually I wouldn't bother to try and get a rim with no bead lock to work, but the goat heads in my area are really terrible.

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    Sounds good!
    Inflating the tires with this setup on our 103mm rims is way easier than on my tubeless ready bead lock type 80mm carbon rims, as it easily inflates with a minipump out on the trail, while the bead lock type requires a burst of air in order for the bead to pop into place on the carbon rims-
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    After failing with various tape set ups that I have used with other rims, a split 24" tube over the rim strip worked perfectly. Rode 90 miles today with no air loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlh View Post
    After failing with various tape set ups that I have used with other rims, a split 24" tube over the rim strip worked perfectly. Rode 90 miles today with no air loss.
    Nice, gonna give this a try would love to get back to tubeless!! Do you know what kind of pressure you are running??

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    I've had it down to 6psi for the mixed snow/dirt rides I have been doing. I'll run it until my sidewalls wrinkle this weekend, and let you know how it goes. FWIW- I only weigh about 150lbs.

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    john, you might be 150 pounds with full winter gear on that is soaking wet.

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