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    Mulefut 80 tape question

    Looking to go tubeless with 26 mulefut wheels. My wheels are bare. I was going to go sunringle 78mm tape but all Im seeing is yellow...yuck.

    Where to find some color or even black?

    Ive never done a fat bike set...tape; stuff the right post ; set with compressor let rest overnight to get tape good and set; then deflate and add sealant... missing anything?
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    Sun Ringle also sells black rim strips for those wheels.
    So you first put on the strips, then tape over the strip.

    That's what I did on my set, worked out great.

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    You dont see the tape.... you need a rim strip first. Tape is inside tire.


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    If you don't use a rim strip first you will probably be able to turn the hourglass upside down, and your set-up will fail into the first ride about the same time the sand runs out.
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    Generally you will want to cut the rim strip so that it extends only about 1/4" past the edge of the cut outs or spoke holes. That give the tape more rim to adhere to, thus a longer glue path that the air would have to make it through.

    There is a good thread called "Tubeless Tuesday" that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about tubeless and more. You will find many opinions as there are different methods/materials, but you will find common themes.

    Mulefut are excellent rims for tubeless so 3/4s of the battle is won.

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    glad to see the others have this covered.

    Moving on.
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    Rim strip ordered!

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    There's a video by sun-ringle on youtube as well on how to tape

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    Great! I used this product just the other day and it worked perfectly.

    -Cut the black rim strip down a little as mentioned by others
    -I put the rims (without tires) on the upside down bike for application of tape. Pull it on tight and give it a good overlap.
    -I put in a tube and inflated to 25psi overnight and it really helped the yellow tape adhere tight to the rim.
    -Mulefuts are pretty easy to inflate tubeless, but I still needed to put a cam strap around the tire and inflate with a compressor to get the beads to seat. I had zero leakage of sealant anywhere and it held air 100% the first time!

    Good luck and have fun.

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    This tape is great stuff, miles better that any of the duct/gorrilla type stuff.

    I give my rims a scuff up to help with the tape sticking to them, then a wipe down to remove any contaminents. Trimmed rim strip on, then wide tape and finally I add a wrap of standard stans tape to each bead. This you can pull super tight and get the perfect seal for longlasting tubeless, even when tyre changes are required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    This tape is great stuff, miles better that any of the duct/gorrilla type stuff.

    I give my rims a scuff up to help with the tape sticking to them, then a wipe down to remove any contaminents. Trimmed rim strip on, then wide tape and finally I add a wrap of standard stans tape to each bead. This you can pull super tight and get the perfect seal for longlasting tubeless, even when tyre changes are required.

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    If you heat gun that it will tighten right up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    If you heat gun that it will tighten right up.


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    This works on the mulefut tape without shrinking it too far that it pulls away from the sidewalls in the beadlock channel? Cause if so, I'm doing this tonight.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watermonkey View Post
    This works on the mulefut tape without shrinking it too far that it pulls away from the sidewalls in the beadlock channel? Cause if so, I'm doing this tonight.
    Not really. Just takes the air bubbles out. You can also put a tube in over night and it will seal down.


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