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Old 5th April 2010, 20:50   #241
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Because I have steel rims. Old steel rims at that.

I don't think I can use tubeless on old steel rims as it would have suffered some minor dents over the usage. That would cause some leakage issues.
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Bblost --- Minor dents WILL not cause air leakage.
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my 5 year old marina has tubeless tyres on steel rims. Infact some of the rims have slight dents too. The tyre guys can hammer them in but I saw a neat little machine at one tyre shop I bought the accleres from. It can rotate the rim at a slow spped and there is a kind of dolly which touches the (outer) portion of the rim that the tyre sits on and rotates with the rim as the machine turns it. This dolly is like a small round wheel and solid. I figure it straightens and pushes the damaged part of the rim in the proper position/direction. Maybe I will get a photo of it the nexttime I go to buy two more tyres

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It's called a Rim Straightener
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bblost, im sure you have got your answers
For small dents, it will not cause air leakage...In any case, get your tyres changed at a reputable dealer who will know how to deal with the dents (if any)
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Are they still being made? They are still selling in the market in two different sizes. I am in love with the tread pattern & the grip. ( drove a friend's car with them on! )

are they a safe bet? thx.

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