Man I'm glad you posted this because I've always thought those tires were only meant for use with tubes. Thanks man, now I know what I'll be getting for my next set.
Wait a second, these tires DO need a tube.
Most of the tube/tubeless tires discussions revolve around the following topics:
- can I install a tubeless tire with a tube inside? Answer: yes, not ideal because the tube will create frictions and put the tire under higher temperature than what it has been designed for but it's usually safe
- can I install a tube tire without a tube?: Answer: no, although quite a few people do it. Tube and tubeless tires beads are not designed identically and plain and simple it is not safe to install a tube type tire without a tube
- can I install a tubeless tire on a tube type rim? Answer: not really. There are some method to seal the spokes hole to make the rim air tight, but IMO it's asking for trouble, not only do I find the principle lousy but the rims are not designed for tubeless tires in the first place (tubeless wheels have rims on each side of the bed to hold the tire bead in place, their design is slightly different from tube type wheels)
My question was: can I install a tube type tire (with a tube of course) in a tubeless wheel. It seems that it is possible. I've read a couple of posts from people saying that a tube tire on a tubeless rim might spin and that a rim lock should be installed (ruining the air tightness of the wheel if set with a tubeless tire) but it doesn't seem to be necessary and tube type tires are commonly installed (with a tube) on mag wheels without particular issues.
Of course you will also see quite a few people stating that they have installed their tube type tires on their mag wheel without a tube but that sounds just plain wrong to me, especially for vintage tires that are so tall.
To be honest, my bike is a classic one and I have zero experience with tubeless wheels, I actually thought that these wheels had the valves cast, making the installation of a tube impossible without drilling them to allow for the tube valve . Yes, I'm that noob when it comes to modern bikes.
Turns out that it is not the case and that the valves can simply be removed from the mag wheels, allowing for the tube valve installation.
All this sounds very logical but it actually took me a while to find the info, 95% of the tire/rim convo revolve around the topic listed at the beginning on this post.