Wheel question

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The Northern Monkey
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Wheel question

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:47 pm

Have XT wheels which are tubeless ready, but I will be using tubes.

Do I still need rim tape?

I wouldn't have thought so as there are no spokes poking through, but I just wanted to check.

Taa.

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njee20
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Re: Wheel question

Postby njee20 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:01 pm

No, as you've observed they've got a sealed spoke bed, so no tape required.

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Re: Wheel question

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:04 pm

Brill thanks, knew it may be a stupid/obvious question but needed to double check :D

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The Rookie
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Re: Wheel question

Postby The Rookie » Tue Jan 08, 2013 14:33 pm

A friend still swears by a run of electrical tape as sometimes (he claims) the tube can 'stick' to the metal if it's been in a while and tear on removal.

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Re: Wheel question

Postby Lagrange » Tue Jan 08, 2013 16:01 pm

Actually it is more likely to 'stick' to the electrical tape - esp if it is PVC. What happens is that the plasticisers migrate and 'melt'.

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Re: Wheel question

Postby PashleyRider » Tue Jan 08, 2013 20:08 pm

Thats why you should spinkle some talc/chalk dust on your inner tube to stop it sticking to the tyre/tape


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