What is a Tubeless Wheel

What is a Tubeless Wheel


what is a tubeless wheel a what is a tube type wheel so when you think about wether we’re gonna put a tube in our wheel and tyre combination there are a few to consider the first thing to consider
is look at your tyres you might have a tube type tyre like these you this right here it says on the side there tube type no mucking about
who cares what your wheels like if its like that
just put a tube in it don’t muck about just put a tube in it and then this one
here you can see is tubeless right now that’s for an AC Ace so it’s
gonna go on wire wheels and this for a 2CV so it’s going to be on pressed steel
wheels so then the next thing you really want to consider because that’s simple so considers is your wheel a tubeless or a tube type wheel
now wire wheels should all be run with inner tubes I’m aware these days of the
making wire wheels that are claimed to be no that they say are
tubeless however we come across faults that I’ll show you in a minute
I’ll show in a minute but this is a tube this wheel needs a tube in it
because it’s a wire wheel so its got holes going through there so they leak so with a
wire wheel at longstone tyres we say always put a tube in
now mucking about now you can also look at this aluminium rim here this is off
my dad’s of dolomite sprint now that wheel I would say also needs a tube in
although this wheel is of the period where tubeless tires when becoming
relevant and this is a wheel here that is a wire wheel that claims to be
tubeless now this is off a Morgan we took it off the Morgan because it was
failing because there was air coming out through the spoke holes around there this is
one we’ve come across every now and again so we just are not advocates running any
wire wheels without using sticky tubing when in doubt put a tube in okay so
part of what makes them think that this is a tubeless wire wheel is that
put mastick over spoke heads okay which fails as you can see here
right that does fail but the other main thing the main thing the big difference
and this is what’s the difference between a tubeless and a tube type rim
is that a tubeless rim should have these safety ribs on that’s a safety rib okay and that
if it’s got those on its it’s a tubeless rim if the rim is designed to run tubeless
this one here you can see it’s part of the passover period when they were
making tubeless tyres but it haven’t quite developed safety rim so this one ran tubeless but sure after having they
developed their safety rim okay and that safety rim is there to stop the tyre from
coming off the rim when the tyre pressure gets a little bit low so that’s
just you know an extra precaution so there are quite a few cars
in the sort of late 60s and 70s where they will initially have been put on
tubeless and then wouldn’t have had a safety rim on the wheel but very soon
after that they developed that safety rim to improve the safety of the tubeless wire
wheel and heres a modern one and again you can just see the rim on them there
okay so other things about tires if a tyre is a 70 profile 75 profile or full
profile otherwise they don’t mention a profile on there so a 205 70 15 is 70 profile
tire a 185 15 is a full profile tyre you can also be called a 185 80 15 they can
all run inner tubes less than 70 profile should not run
inner tubes you shouldn’t run a tube in say a 205 65 15 or a 205 60 15
but that’s what the tire manufacturer suggests another point of course you
have to consider when you have insurance is in jeopardy if you’re running an
inappropriate Tyre combination on car with an inner tube okay but that’s part of the
misguided reason why wire wheels are being built tubeless the the drive is
to put a cheap tyre on your car people convinced themselves wider lower
profile tyre will make the car handle better it won’t it will handle
differently but in wanting to put that cheaper tyre on there they then want a
wire wheel that’s tubeless hence the drive to make these tubeless wire wheels
but a tubeless wire wheel we do have failures from them which we’ll show you
in a minute and also I think that the older it gets the more more risk there is of
these things failing as that compound gets old and brittle with a silicon
there and also as a tires changed the the silicon that covers the holes gets
damaged don’t much about with tubes stick a Michelin one in we really rate the Michelin
tubes that come with the French chalk powder coating to try and keep the heat now the
quality’s exceptional don’t muck about just stick a Michelin in so we’re going to go to
the film about showing a failed wire wheel leaking on the bead seeds so any
more information www.longstone.com or 01302711123 if
you’ve got any questions about what’s going on here if you just comment
underneath the video we can get back to you hopefully answer your questions and then they’re
there a future people watching it so here’s a film of a wire wheel
that’s leaking on the bead seat

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