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For the everyday ride I'll take mags. Durable, lo maintenance, easy to clean, less hassle mounting tires. Spokes for the classics.
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Mags - tubeless tyres FTW. Especially for roadside puncture repairs in the middle of nowhere. This was last week on tour through the Pilbarra, about an hour out of Pannawonica. 4 good punctures on the Triumph (my Sporty just hiding behind it), repaired, bikes packed and back on the road in 30 minutes.
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Far better and easy to plug

I have ridden on a mag flat for quite a ways until I found air and plugged it with a tiny kit

I used to carry tubes on a air cooled BMW and changed tubes with the tool kit. PITA

I don't carry s tool kit on my very reliable 1997 883
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Far better and easy to plug

I have ridden on a mag flat for quite a ways until I found air and plugged it with a tiny kit

I used to carry tubes on a air cooled BMW and changed tubes with the tool kit. PITA

I don't carry s tool kit on my very reliable 1997 883
I prefer the look of laced wheels. I wish it was possible to run a tubeless tire on a spoked wheel, or is it? Would the bead seal properly on a rim not designed for a tubeless tire? Well, I've only had one bad experience with a laced wheel going flat, and was able to get it home without having to call for assistance. (slow leak){ [of course, I had to stop once to get air added, sorry, no farmers daughter story here]

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One of each on my bike...like the looks of spokes.....
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I prefer the look of laced wheels. I wish it was possible to run a tubeless tire on a spoked wheel, or is it? Would the bead seal properly on a rim not designed for a tubeless tire? Well, I've only had one bad experience with a laced wheel going flat, and was able to get it home without having to call for assistance. (slow leak){ [of course, I had to stop once to get air added, sorry, no farmers daughter story here]
It has already been mentioned, several ways to run tubeless on a spoke wheel.
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It has already been mentioned, several ways to run tubeless on a spoke wheel.
OK Thanks. I may try it sometime.
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I have tubeless spokes. Love them. All the benefits of the mag but in the looks department they are superior.
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