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If the grommets worked with the tubes they should work with Stan's conversion kit. The kit is really just a wheel side tube. The kit is thicker rubber than most tubes. Unless the grommet extends a long way on the inside I doubt it would cause the kit not to seal. The Stan's web site has a list of compatible tires. Recommended Tires


One way to solve your problem is by doing the ghetto tubeless method with the 20 inch tube. The other method, with the gorilla tape should be possible as well by cutting a valve out of an old tube and leaving enough contact material with the tape. http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Tech-Tuesday-Gorilla-Tape-Tubeless-Conversion.html


I mean, put enough Stans in to the wheels, and you can run tubeless on just about any rim setup. If you have non-tubeless tires, you may run in to an issue with the tires themselves being too porous, and that is hard to get around. But I imagine that the combination of rim-tape, grommet, and Stans will be fine. The rubber wedge/plug thing on the base of ...


As seen from earlier answers, there is a great deal of variability in the design of both road and hybrid bikes, such that the definitions overlap quite a lot. Perhaps the most common difference is that "road" bikes typically have drop handlebars and "hybrid" bikes typically have flat bars. So maybe the question boils down to which bar style is better for ...


As an owner of hybrid and road bike, this is what I feel about hybrid superiority: A road bike will have less comfortable ride position which is more suitable for long and fast ride than for a mere commuting. A road bike is much more complicated and expensive machine. Some parts are harder to replace and are more expensive on a road bike. Brake levers for ...


On the original question As requested by the OP original question, the downsides of a road bike include: Road bikes typically have tire widths that are not oriented towards getting to work with extra items on your bike, comfortably and with minimal distraction. Depending on what the route is like, narrow tires are bad for commuting because: Narrow tires ...

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