Re: Valve Stems Leaking - Why a tube in a tubeless tire?

Posted by Jay Faubion On 2009/7/25 19:06:52
I've put tubes in "tubeless" tires myself. There are a couple of reasons you might do so.

1. You have a sidewall cut or puncture that is not repairable. However, you can cement a patch over it and then put a tube in the tire. It will work fine and hold air without stressing the repaired area.

2. Your rims are in bad shape and won't hold a good seal. I've got one like this right now on my '49. Put a tube in that tire and your problem is solved.

Those are two scenarios, but there are probably more.


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