Are any wheels tubeless if you seal the spoke holes with electric tape and use a tubeless valve?

5 Answers

  • 2 months 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.

  • D50
    Lv 6
    2 months 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.

  • David
    Lv 6
    2 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.

  • Anonymous
    2 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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  • 2 months ago

    Bahahahaha! 🤣  Not hardly!  From LIV cycling - the female version of Giant brand bicycle...  What You’ll Need

    Tubeless-compatible tires and rims

    Tubeless sealant

    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

    Tire Levers

    Tubeless sealant injector (optional)

    Air compressor or Giant Control Tank Tubeless Inflator

    Floor pump

    There's a quick video at the top of the webpage.  So, NO...not just any rims (wheels) can be converted to tubeless.  

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