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    Ghetto tubeless Large Marge

    Hey, I have a question for you folks who have sealed a LM with tape (yellow, gorilla, I don't care what). When taping, do you:
    • Cover just the spoke holes?
    • Cover the bottom of the rim from sidewall to sidewall?
    • Go up the sidewalls all the way to the bead hook?
    • Go up and over the bead hook?

    Enquiring minds want to know. I'm going to try ghetto tubeless this weekend.

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    How much does it weigh?
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    Try the split tube method?

    Cover holes as normal.

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    Somewhere on here there is a post by Mikesee describing how he set them up. I think it was in a thread about attempts to make the Rolling Darryl tubeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgschulze View Post
    Try the split tube method?

    Cover holes as normal.
    That was not one of the options.

    GIVEN that on my first try, I am planning to use tape, how much of the rim do you cover with the tape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    Somewhere on here there is a post by Mikesee describing how he set them up. I think it was in a thread about attempts to make the Rolling Darryl tubeless.
    I think I have read the post you are thinking of. The problem is, the post is along the lines of,
    1. do one thing
    2. do another
    3. tape the rim
    4. do more things


    I need a little more detail about item 3.

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    Haven't tried this yet (planning on it), but based on my experience with other non-fat bike rims, I would use the standard 2" wide gorilla tape. Put a layer down over the spoke holes and try to get the bead to set up.

    Ideally you want it to go sidewall to sidewall. I think the 2" tape would be a little narrower than that, but definitely trim it if it does climb up the sidewalls at all.

    If that didn't work, I'd look at running a layer of weather stripping down the middle of the rim with another layer of tape over it.

    Either way, once the bead was set I would imagine you'd need quite a lot of Stan's per tire... at least 6 oz.

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    Iím halfway there. I drilled out the tiny Presta hole to Schrader size, and am running Pricepoint-branded 2.5"-2.8" DH tubes each running approximately 2.5 ounces of Stanís goo inside. The nice part so far that I have observed with running high-volume tires (Larry 3.8") is that when they think theyíre going to flat, there is plenty of air to send goop to the problem areas. I had an almost flat that took about a mile of riding on very sharp, rocky terrain before it finally sealed itself up. At this point I am 1/2 sold on Stanís goop; Iíve yet to go totally tubeless, I just donít trust the tubeless technology yet.
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by empire_builder View Post
    I think I have read the post you are thinking of. The problem is, the post is along the lines of,
    1. do one thing
    2. do another
    3. tape the rim
    4. do more things


    I need a little more detail about item 3.

    +1 for # 4




    Tape goes over the holes and any other spots that may leak. If you are using Stans goop I would not use gorilla tape. In my experience Stans will break down the adhesive in the GT.


    Tubeless at low pressure is problematic, seems most have best success with a split tube.

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