Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Bulakasha
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    My Bikes
    1998 Klein Mantra
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Inertube Blues! Easy Question

    Alright so Im new to the whole sport , but learning and loving it quick. I am having TOO MANY Pinch flats and overall small pin head punctures. I know that the pinch flats have alot to do with how many ponds are in the dang tube. But, what would be some good advice for someone like me who needs some help in the rubber department. Any suggestions on Tubeless?

  2. #2
    Aluminium Crusader :-)
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    My Bikes
    2007 Cervelo Soloist (alu), Cervelo Carbon Soloist, Cervelo Superprodigy, old CAAD8, Pro-Lite Bella, Ciocc Pryde, Norco Easton Elite, Allegro alu, Paconi 531c, 1988 Raleigh 531c, Centurion Kilo, Bennet Tange 4 hunk of junk
    Posts
    9,867
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What sort of tubes are you using?

  3. #3
    Bulakasha
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    My Bikes
    1998 Klein Mantra
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Continental , cost me $5/tube

  4. #4
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well if you are not really worried about weight one of those anti flat tubes is your best deal.

  5. #5
    Bulakasha
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    My Bikes
    1998 Klein Mantra
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sounds like a plan, Im not to concerned, but have heard good stuff about tubless, but shure it expensive, and Ideas on where to get these no flat tubes

  6. #6
    Aluminium Crusader :-)
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    My Bikes
    2007 Cervelo Soloist (alu), Cervelo Carbon Soloist, Cervelo Superprodigy, old CAAD8, Pro-Lite Bella, Ciocc Pryde, Norco Easton Elite, Allegro alu, Paconi 531c, 1988 Raleigh 531c, Centurion Kilo, Bennet Tange 4 hunk of junk
    Posts
    9,867
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This might not be your problem, but.....

    Continental tubes don't have a good reputation around here.
    I was having "mysterious" puncture problems with the very light
    Continental tubes.

    Tubes can sometimes move inside the tyre, and some
    tubes scuff and tear when this happens. I was getting weird scuff marks on the
    tubes, and right in the middle of the scuff would be these teeeny weeeny pinholes.
    It took me ages to work out what was going on.

    Mind you, I was using the 60g Continental tubes.

    I'm now using Tioga and Clement tubes.

  7. #7
    Aluminium Crusader :-)
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    My Bikes
    2007 Cervelo Soloist (alu), Cervelo Carbon Soloist, Cervelo Superprodigy, old CAAD8, Pro-Lite Bella, Ciocc Pryde, Norco Easton Elite, Allegro alu, Paconi 531c, 1988 Raleigh 531c, Centurion Kilo, Bennet Tange 4 hunk of junk
    Posts
    9,867
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHarry
    sounds like a plan, Im not to concerned, but have heard good stuff about tubless, but shure it expensive, and Ideas on where to get these no flat tubes
    I don't really think it's necessary to go tubeless unless you ride
    on super-crap roads.

    I know plenty of guys who go 6 months without a flat.

  8. #8
    Senior Member arboc!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    specialized p.1, redline single x
    Posts
    1,460
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    if your getting pinch flats put more air in them

  9. #9
    Senior Member arboc!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    specialized p.1, redline single x
    Posts
    1,460
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    spend 2 more dollars and get thicker ones

  10. #10
    Aluminium Crusader :-)
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    My Bikes
    2007 Cervelo Soloist (alu), Cervelo Carbon Soloist, Cervelo Superprodigy, old CAAD8, Pro-Lite Bella, Ciocc Pryde, Norco Easton Elite, Allegro alu, Paconi 531c, 1988 Raleigh 531c, Centurion Kilo, Bennet Tange 4 hunk of junk
    Posts
    9,867
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHarry
    I am having TOO MANY Pinch flats
    It takes a big "bang" over a pothole or a train track to give me a pinch flat.

  11. #11
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    personally i dont think tubelless is worth it. Solid thorn flat resistant tubes can be found here :
    http://store.airbomb.com/Items.asp?CC=666&CartID={CD6F5E42-FEA6EVEREST-4584-9557-ECA64C18DADF**

  12. #12
    Older Than Dirt
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Reidsville, NC
    Posts
    376
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use cheap tubes from Nashbar or Performance and have few problems. I always check and properly inflate my tires before riding.

    What type of riding are you doing? This may give us some information to help you with more suggestions.

    Doc
    Say Ya to da Yoop, eh!

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My FWIW: Bought a new bike in September. I had 3 rear flats in the first 2 weeks (original tube plus one replacement). So next I bought Nashbar "slime" tubes and since installing one in the rear I've had NO (as in none) flats whatsoever. PLUS, I ensure I have maximum PSI in each tire before I ride.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,499
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What size tyres are you using. I was on 18mm until I gained weight, then went to 20mm, and now ride 23mm. If you are a heavy rider (>80kg) you should be on sturdy* 23mm otherwise you will be likely to get regular pinch flats, especially if you don't have max pressure. *Note: foldable tyre <> sturdy

    I had a similar problem with my new bike, except I got a few flats where the tube was holed on the underside. It turned out that the cheap scummy rim tape had a tiny split right on the edge of one of the spoke holes. I ripped off the tape only to find that the manufacturer hadn't bothered to remove the burrs from the drilled holes. Make: ALEXrims

    Solution: thick cloth rim tape.

    I also use lightweight puncture strips wheels I use for training to reduce risk of thorn/glass penetration. This won't help with pinch flats though.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •