On or around 17 Aug 2005 01:36:05 -0700, "ChelseaTractor"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>I decided I needed to replace my tyres, and found some well priced
>tubeless, which I now have on my old inner tubes & rims. After several
>years without punctures on my old tyres, I have suffered five in the
>the past 2 months.
>The boys at my local tyre shop say it's the rims (which are pretty
>rusty inside, I admit), and I should replace them with tubeless rims.
>But if the problem is the rims, why only now with the new tyres?
get the tyres off, give the rims a damned good clean, and preferably pain
'em inside as well.
Loose rust flakes cna be sharp; replacing tyres can loosen flakes...
You can put "Wolf" rims on it, of course, which will let you run tubeless if
you want. Cleaning the rims whoudl work equally well. Decent tyre-fitter
should have done that, of course, rather than leave crud in there to wear
holes in the tubes.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
Robert Frost (1874-1963) from Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening