I am definitely NOT in the camp that loves tire liners. I tried some, they worked great for a couple hundred miles before they cut a hole in the tube. I installed them properly, even covered the ends with tape.
I weigh more than that now, but have moved on to expensive tires with the flat protection built in (Panaracer T-Serv Pro-Tex's and Vittoria Randoneur Pros), but am tempted to remount the Mr. Tuffy's to get the rest of the life out of a couple of tires that started to get flats because they got sore tore up from all the tiny sharp rocks and shards of glass.
I don't know how much they cost in Greece, but I seem to recall Mr. Tuffy's going for less 10 dollars for a set. IMO worth a try with your tires.
Last edited by Medic Zero; 02-07-14 at 11:12 PM.
Everyone hates your lights. Throw them away & buy something civilized.
Tire Liners: Personal experience, as well as many friends.
Sing Praises IF - Tires are FAT, Pressures are LOW (less than 50-60 psi), Tubes are THICK (aka heavy duty/thorn proof).
Scream CURSES IF - Tires are SKINNY, Pressures are HIGH (more than 80-90 psi), Tubes are THIN (aka road/light weight).
Tube sealants: Personal experience, as well as many friends.
Pretty much same as above.
2011 Fuji Newest 1.0/Nice Weather Sporty-Quick bike
2001 Trek 520/Heavy Hauler-Epic Adventure bike
RADIOACTIVE, RETINA RIPPING, DAY-GLO, Chartreuse !!! It's the new black.
The "Thing" with accidents is that they are so inconveniently unpredictable.
The "Problem" with accidents is that they are so unpredictably inconvenient.
Stale urine and Fresh bowel movement. To me, it's the smell of Skid Row.
(with apologies to Francis Ford Coppola and Robert Duvall.)
I use 2.1 and 1.95 tires-generally running 60 psi-but between weekly pumpings drops to 40 psi-so 50 psi- DEAD ON.
Now I use normal tubes-occasionally ones that are "light"-meaning 150 grams or so 26"'-
But your explanation-sure fits my good experience with then-and yes I have had some suspicious flats that might have been from the sharp edged vinyl if it wasn't taped well
I have used a "puncture resistant" michelin or maybe schalbe(sic) didn't seem to work any better than normal tires-this was pre tire liner