My Stans no tubes kit arrived a couple of weeks ago- but they sent the wrong inner strip- instead of sending a 36" they sent a 26". So I had to wait and it only arrived yesterday. Now, since it is such a major upgrade and I am flying out of NZ this Saturday I have decided to leave it till after UNICON.
But just had a thought today- a 26’’ tube blown up just about fits a Coker- I wonder if a 29" tube could be fitted in place of the 36’’ Coker inner tube? The weight saving would be at least equal to going tubeless, once you factor in sealants and rim strip.
Has anyone tried this? This may be a safer upgrade because if it doesn’t work I can always stick a 36" tube back on.
I’ve been thinking about it for a while but haven’t tried it yet. I suggest using a Schrader valve tube and a valve extender because the Presta would be swimming around in the hole, and afaik there isn’t a variety of Presta valve lengths available in that tube size.
That’s true but then the Presta may not be long enough for the deep Airfoil rim. That’s what I was thinking about when I mentioned the valve length. With an easy-to-find Schrader extender, this is rectified.
I’d think the 29er tube would expand ok to fit the volume of the Coker, since that’s what normal tubes do in a fat trials tire.
Jagur- I think the tube should be OK- even though it’s stretched thin- the Coker tyre is 2.2kg of four ply toughness . I guess the main risk will be from pinch flats, but the sidewall is so ridid I think you’d be OK as long as the pressure is not too low.
An update: it looks like that plan will not work out either- no 29’er inner tubes in stock at my LBS today- I’m not too keen on using a narrower 700c tube.
No, I wasn’t. And I have yet to do so. But as far as I know, this is the first thread on the subject. Although I believe Dave Stockton had tossed around this idea for some time.
Tony Melton was the first person I know of to use a 29’er tube in a Coker.
I believe Tony was also the first person to suggest using a tubeless kit on a Coker. However, I believe the first tubeless conversion was done by Dirtsurfer, followed a few months later by me (gizmoduck). Tony has only recently gone tubeless.