Someone suggested I go tubeless and to save money I could convert my tubed rims to tubeless. I have seen a couple of different methods of doing this...one involving duct tape and the other used tephlon tape and a 20" tube that was then cut in half. At any rate...has anyone else done this and if so have you had any issues with it? Which method did you use?
What kind of driver do you plan to use? :skep:
Sorry I am not familiar with the jargon "driver" but I am guessing you mean valve?
I have a presta in there now but I am not against drilling out to fit a shrader.
BikesBoardsBrews, Your posting on the wrong forum. This one is for DIY light building.
Yep - this i the lights forum.
But to answer your question...there is no definitive answer.
My personal experience: I used stans tape on my non tubeless rims (velocity blunt 29s) and installed stans valves, and used Cafe Latex, with non tubeless WTB Nano-Raptor Race 29x2.25 (I think) tires.
It took a lot of rides for everything to seal up, but I haven't burped yet.
Ghetto tubeless like you described works great for a lot of people - then some people just can't make it work reliably. There's really too many variables at play for there to be one sure-fire answer.
LOL. They are just f-ing with you. Duct tape works fine but the Stans is best. I've not had great results with standard tires as they can burp but UST or regular tires with Stans rims kick arse. :D
I followed this tutorial years ago and it worked beautifully:
how to do "ghetto" tubeless part 1
No tape required...
Sorry about posting in the wrong section, I just saw "DIY" I guess. Moderators can move it if they want.
I think I am going to wait until I bust a tire before I go tubeless. I honestly do not see a benefit in it. When you put in the sealant is that supposed to expand and fill the tire? I just don't get why you would want to go tubeless and then pop a tire on the trail and have no way to patch it up.