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anyone ever put a tube in a tubeless tire? or know of a reason that it should not be done? i want to do it on a 1965 ducati mountaineer. top speed is about 45 mph so speed issues should be nil. the bike weighs about 150 pounds which is also about what i weigh. so total weight is about 300 pounds.
 

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I see no issue. Sport Classic spoked rims require tubes and come with "regular" "tubless" radials as I understand it.
 

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Dual sport guys with spoke wheels do it all the time to run street tires (I do).
Adds a lot of weight, and you're guaranteed to get a pinch flat or two on the rear the first time you try to mount it.
Use new tubes and a lot of talcum powder. And band-aids for your knuckles, you'll need them.
 

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If you've got the technique down, say from riding dirtbikes, you won't pinch them. Make sure the tube isn't stuck under the bead of the tire before you air them up.
 

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I will probably give it a shot. If I lose my patience or start popping tubes I can run it up to the local shop and pay them $20 to do it right. :)
 

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Pretty much any of my older bikes in my signature are running tubeless tires, with tubes on them because the wheels wouldn't keep a tubeless tire on the bead...or air in the tire for that matter on spoked wheels lol...it's normal practice.
 

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add a few psi to the tube, just enough to give it shape, i helps keep the tube from getting pinched during the install of the last side.
 
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