FPS - Tubeless

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jpolai01
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FPS - Tubeless

Post by jpolai01 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:20 am

Can I run tubeless tyres on FPS rims?

I am certain the info is already on the forum, but I have had no luck finding it.

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Craig in France
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Re: FPS - Tubeless

Post by Craig in France » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:25 am

jpolai01 wrote:Can I run tubeless tyres on FPS rims?
Yes, you can, but as the rims were not designed for tubeless, it obviously has to be at your risk. Tubeless wheels have a different profile where the tire bead sits to hold the bead in in the event of a deflation.

That said, it's a modification that a good number of the Laverda boys (also running FPS wheels) do. Some modify the rim on the inside where the valve seals, others don't.

And I haven't heard of anyone having problems. In fact, a number of people reckon it's safer than running tubes, and it's certainly makes fixing a flat easier.

Your call ...

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Craig

jpolai01
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Re: FPS - Tubeless

Post by jpolai01 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:33 pm

Thanks Craig,
I'll give it some thought. I live in the bush and ease of changing a flat is a consideration.
Cheers,
John.

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