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Just removed the tyre from a 6 & 3/4 wide banded rim. (Don't bother telling me they are illegal). The tyre turned out to be tubed with a vastly oversized tube. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I had bought a brand new tubeless valve to insert in the rim. Trouble is the hole is too big. :( (This does not appear to be through corrosion).

Do I have to go back to tubed tyres or can I get a larger valve?

This is on a '66 SWB GP1 with a retro look so I don't want to chang the rims.
 

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go out and buy the right size tube. banded wheels, (dont even get me started, but if you have to claim on your insurance. GOOD LUCK!!! ;) ). should allways be used with tubes. :)
 

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Are they "wide 5" banded rims ?

My wide 5's have large valve holes and not every tyre shop stocks the tubeless valves to fit. I believe they were also used on early landrovers and black cabs, so if you can find a tyre shop specialising in taxi tyres, they should have some.

I've had problems locating them in the past.

However, I reckon you'd be best with tubes on banded rims.

Dave.
 

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OR -

Weld up the big valve holes and drill some smaller ones. Hell, they're banded anyway so what have you got to loose ?

Dave
 

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as you are only using your bandits for show ;) .you can either use a floatation tyre valve(big size),an agricultural tube,or get an adaption collar.always use tubes with bandit wheels
 

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The banded thing was the subject of a long thread on here and possibly they are not illegal. No 100% evidence either way.

I would go for the tube - much safer in the long run - isn't it? Tyres are not my speciallity, I always go to a very good race car type place and just trust them. But many years ago I had a similar issue to you and they just put a tube in the tubeless and that car ran a few road rallies with no problems.
 

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Here,s one for you.
If you can get the right valves go tubeless and of course they keep up.
The reason for this is if you fit tubes with tubeless tyres they can get air pockets trapped between the tube and the tyre.
This causes the tube to rub against the tyre as it rotates and has been found to cause blow outs.
I have used both methods, Good luck.
As for banded wheels I got my mini copper wheels banded back in the seventies and their still on the car now,with no trouble. I love them.
Paulus. :D
 
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