Bicycle Mechanics - Which tire tube?
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05-04-00, 05:01 PM
Which tire tubes work the best? I have tried a lot of different kinds and I even tried that goop stuff and I still keep getting flats. so I was wondering if anyone nows of a good tire tube or tire? Thanks http://www.bikeforums.com/ubb/smile.gif
05-04-00, 10:50 PM
I don't think is is one perfect tube. Different tubes are good for different applications. Self-sealing tubes may prevent you from flatting while you're on a ride but they're a little heavier than an average tube. A tire liner may also help. It's a plastic strip installed between the tire and tube. Otherwise, be sure your tire pressure is adequate for the riding situation. Low tire pressure can result in a "snake bite" puncture where the tube gets pinched by the rim edges.
05-08-00, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the information
Arthur L. Foley
07-12-00, 06:11 PM
This might be of some concern ... but have been told that you sacrafice weight for flat protection. For the past three years have been using "True Goo" as a tire sealant (something akin to that Slime stuff - but totally different) and have not suffered from a flat tire. True you have to keep your tires propperly inflated. The best advise I can give you is to take a persons' advise with a grain of salt.
Till The Next . . .
08-29-00, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the info. I have found a great tire liner to put on my bike and I got some new tubes and so far so good Thanks :)
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