Are any wheels tubeless if you seal the spoke holes with electric tape and use a tubeless valve?
- Alice SLv 61 month ago
You can get conversion kits with rim tape. However, you are better off getting a specific rim tape that has the indentations to accept a tubeless tyre. You are looking at the tyre bedding into the rim tape and just going with ghetto might not be best. Speaking of which, have a look on youtube for ghetto tubeless conversion.
- D50Lv 61 month ago
I doubt electrical tape will seal the spoke holes adequately. And you have to have a rim and tire that are suitable; "regular" ones won't seal adequately. At best, you'll be riding around with a slow leak if you cut these corners.
- DavidLv 62 months ago
Traditional clincher rims will not seat well enough against the tires to allow being run tubeless - Unless you do what’s called ”ghetto tubeless”.
You MIGHT be able to use electric tape in a TL setup, IF you have TL-ready rims and appropriate tires.
Given how thick and ”smeary” the adhesive on electric tape often is, I’d much prefer to use another kind of tape.
- Anonymous2 months ago
I don't think there are any tubeless tires out there. Perhaps if you have a solid wheel, without spokes, then a tubeless tire may be feasible.
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- OldHippieLv 72 months ago
Bahahahaha! 🤣 Not hardly! From LIV cycling - the female version of Giant brand bicycle... What You’ll Need
Tubeless-compatible tires and rims
Rim Tape (the correct width for your rim)
Tubeless valve (the correct length for your rim – some road bike rims may require a longer valve)
Sharp pick or small Phillip’s head screwdriver
Valve Core Remover or needle nose pliers
Tubeless sealant injector (optional)
Air compressor or Giant Control Tank Tubeless Inflator
There's a quick video at the top of the webpage. So, NO...not just any rims (wheels) can be converted to tubeless.