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    Goin Tubeless

    Post by 2ToneJake on Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:27 pm

    wanting to upgrade to tubeless but not sure which brand rims are best - anyone got any experience with any they can recommend?

    was gonna go for sip but me mate had a fair bit of bother with his set
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:48 pm

    What kinda bother did he have?

    I had one collapse on me ....and fuck me it made a bang !!!

    There are a few makes out there now and I notice the Italians have one with small ribs for more support.
    Since I had my Sip rim replaced I havent had much bother. Remember get the 2.10 ones which have no offset as per original. The 2.50 is a little wider for ease of applying the tyre but sits a bit to the left.
    It never made it easy for me to put a tyre on tho !
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    Post by 2ToneJake on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:01 pm

    i thought the sip ones had a big rib in the centre though?

    he said they're a pain in the arse to put on the scoot cos ya need 2 washers n ya got barely any thread left for the washer - he's had em on about a year and needed to take it off to do some maintanence on his front disc last week n when he went to put it back on 2 of his hub studs sheered when he went to tighten em :S
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:54 pm

    I think it was just a fault in the billet ally when mine blew to bits. Couldnt believe it!
    yeah I agree they are a bit of a pain. the nuts they provide are utter shit too. Ive changed mine for K-nuts. they are slim and fit the full thread. you need a slim socket to fit tho
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    Post by 2ToneJake on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:20 am

    yea he said about needin a deep reach cos the nuts have rounded tops on summit and he rim fixings are recessed

    so would you say sip are the best for tubeless or is there better out there?
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:26 am

    Just stick with the Sip ones. I'd repaint them before fitting a tyre tho, The paint on them is really thin with no primer..it just scrapes off too easily.
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    Post by 2ToneJake on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:27 am

    i'd get the polished ones instead of painted i think, heard too much bad stuff about the paint on em
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:29 am

    Ok, good lad
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    Re: Goin Tubeless

    Post by josh on Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:06 am

    i dont trust tubless rims never have stick with me split rims me
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    Post by 2ToneJake on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:01 am

    a rim with a tube in is like a ballon - the second it bursts the whole thing collapses and leaves ya clinging on flopping side to side

    with tubeless ya got the full thickness of the tyre so the air escapes a lot slower givin ya a bit more time to sort ya sell out
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    Re: Goin Tubeless

    Post by josh on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:08 am

    na mate theres just something about them i dont like and me dad whos a mech doesnt like em either
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    Re: Goin Tubeless

    Post by 2ToneJake on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:09 am

    i'd rather have a puncture go down slowly than instantly though
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    Post by josh on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:14 am

    lol personal oppinion init
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    Post by Wally on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:44 am

    Front end blowout - now that's a proper rabbits-nose job.


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    Re: Goin Tubeless

    Post by Grant95 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:56 am

    plus with tubeless if you get a puncture you dont need too take the wheel off to fix it if youve got a tubeless repair kit
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    Post by ttscshaggy on Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:32 am

    Wally wrote:Front end blowout - now that's a proper rabbits-nose job.


    I had a front blowout going round a round-about on the way to Mallory park this year pale
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    Re: Goin Tubeless

    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:03 am

    I'd go with sip wheels. But thinking about it, I'm not sure they are worth the extra cost. No better performance and more of an arse to fit a tyre. They do look good though, and it does sound good in the pub to say you have tubless rims.


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    Re: Goin Tubeless

    Post by 2ToneJake on Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:08 am

    its just a safety thing - id rather have that piece of mind incase summit does go wrong

    ttscshaggy wrote: I had a front blowout going round a round-about on the way to Mallory park this year pale


    never had front end puncture, would never want to either! scary shit man
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    Post by Wally on Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:49 am

    2ToneJake wrote:
    never had front end puncture, would never want to either! scary shit man


    Is that cause you do all yer rallies in the van? albino


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    Post by 2ToneJake on Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:53 am

    you dont think they're for actually riding do you :O lol
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    Post by Wally on Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:05 am

    2ToneJake wrote:you dont think they're for actually riding do you :O lol


    See, I like scooters and all, but rallying just wouldn't be the same unless I had somewhere to hang my suits up. Also who could be arsed riding over 10 miles on a scooter, wouldn't you risk getting your loafers all scuffed up?


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    Post by 2ToneJake on Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:06 am

    10 miles is a bit far! from the shed out back to the driveway is far enough - cant be gettin all me suits creased up from riding

    i hear that scooters can brake down too!
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    Re: Goin Tubeless

    Post by tomdavidwsp on Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:39 am

    I prefer split rims, maybe one day i'll be swayed but I can't see it being soon
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    Re: Goin Tubeless

    Post by 2ToneJake on Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:52 pm

    thought the tubeless were sposed to be much safer though?
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    Re: Goin Tubeless

    Post by MH 13 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:25 am

    iv got tubeless for my project, going to get the sip rims powder coated, hopefully it won't all scrape off when i take the tyres to be fitted

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