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Fastback68
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posted 07-21-2002 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here in the Flips - that's the Philippines to the rest of you - ANYTHING is possible, but is it the right thing to do? Is it OK to take a set of tubeless tires, add tubes and put them on old rims with no valves? Also, can your average tire shop be trusted to add valves to old valveless rims? I just wanna be safe ... I'm doing some tire / rim juggling.
Thanks all!
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GypsyR
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posted 07-21-2002 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GypsyR   Click Here to Email GypsyR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know exactly what you're working with but I can't really tell the difference between "tube" and "tubeless" rims. Both have the appropriate holes and need only the apropriate size valve stem. If the rims are truly "tubeless" they may not be airtight though. As far as I know, putting tubes in tubeless tires can be done, though it is not recommended.

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'69PonyRider
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posted 07-21-2002 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for '69PonyRider   Click Here to Email '69PonyRider     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By experience, it is just fine to add inner tubes to tires just make sure the tube is the correct size for the tire and the valve stem also. If all you need is valve stems it would be much easier than adding tubes. I work in an "average" tire shop and we do this all the time. VERY simple. You should only add inner tubes if the rims are no good (i.e cracked, leak air etc.)or the tire cannot be repaired, which in most cases you should replace the tire.

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Jeff
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posted 07-21-2002 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you tube tubless tires just remember not to run them continuously at high speed or they may fail due to the extra heat build up caused by the tube inside.

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Fastback68
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posted 07-21-2002 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks all! I knew it was smart to ask you guys.

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Moneymaker
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posted 07-22-2002 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tubular, man!

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Fastback68
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posted 07-22-2002 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good call Alex! And this gives me the excuse I've been waiting years for Why do you guys call brakes that are NOT power-assisted "manual" brakes? "Manual" = by hand. "Pedal" = by foot.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-22-2002 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A guy named 'Manual' installs them.

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