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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Tubeless?

I just order a new set of Metzeler ME880 110/90-19 Front and the 170/80-15 for the Rear.

The guy at the shop is telling me Vulcan's run tubes in the tires. I checked the bike, manual and everything looks tubeless to me. I'm guessing he's wrong?

Is there any advantage to putting a tube in?

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Run tubeless.

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Thanks Niterider. I just called to cancell the tube. I was hoping to get an angled stem, but they wanted $30 for it. I'll stay with stock for now.

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Dude sounds dishonest! First trying to get you to buy tubes, then 30 for an angled stem? Books can be wrong, but one look at your bike should tell him its tubeless! Mag wheels don't usually need tubes....

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I would certainly look at either an angled stem for the rear tire, or a very LOW PROFILE straight stem. Otherwise, you'll be just like the rest of us and have a hard time filling your rear tire all the time. Take a look at THIS ANGELED ONE. Then look at THIS LOW PROFILE ONE.

BTW, this guy at the shop, do you trust him? Shouldn't he know that vulcans don't use tubes?

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Got straight 3/4" rubber stems for $2 each at NAPA. Didn't ask about metal stems.

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All 500's for many years and a lot of the bigger Vulcans depending on model have spoked wheels.
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