... that is not a welded rim. It's pinned and shimmed. Meaning, there is never going to be an air tight seal at the joint itself, unless you have some kind of liner that covers 100% of the rim's sealing surface. Ghetto style oughta do it.-LightOn- said:So the stan's 29" rim strips should work?
What about just using electrical tape and the valve from an old tube as in the other ghetto tubeless setup that is posted in youtube?
I got them working with the original ghetto tubeless way and crossmarks but I don't like the fact that I have to replace the tube every time I change tires.
Well, my experience was poor with the Specialized tape and these rims. Couldn't get these to work at all. The Specialized shop here told me that stock installations of Specialized blue tape are almost always sketchy, so they, (the shop guys) pull out all stock tape installations and do them over for their customers. Also of note, they told me that these rims set up best with two circuits of tape rather than one.sthrnfat said:Specialized sends their 520, 470 and 450sl rims out with their blue tape (similar to Stans tape) and valve stems to run tubeless with their 2bliss tires and sealant. Shouldn't need anything more to get them to seal. The rim seam will seal with the sealant.
Specialized is pretty conservative and wouldn't send em out like this if they didn't think they would work.
Hey, that's a great idea. Thanks. I'm going to start doing that. I've had a few "gooey issues" out on rides.DeeEight said:............ fortunetly i carry a ziplock bag in my pack, cause that rimstrip is GOOEY after it comes out of the tire covered in sealant.