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    SpinSkins Bike Tire Liners

    HI,
    I had a new flat today new tires, Conti ultra sport tire road, and What I found was a tiny piece of metal stuck in the tire, to the tube.
    Geeze,
    Anyone try this product for your road tires.
    http://www.turtleskin.com/SpinSkins/...re-Liners.aspx
    They make alot of that Kelvor stuff for police work.
    Doug
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    No need for tire liners . . .
    Maxxis Re-Fuse tires have a built-in aramid casing.

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    The liners and extra casings work great for glass but, Sad to say, all they do to the metal threads from steel belted tires - is slow them down. If you can spot them before the fully penetrate, you can pull them out before the flat. But at 50+, spotting them is getting harder and harder.

    The best solution is for cities/states to sweep the streets on a regular basis and do not ride near the gutter.

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    Haven't tried them. Only thing I have tried is puncture resistant tubes from an LBS, and the Slime filled puncture resistant tubes, also from the LBS. My current bike just has the puncture resistant tires that came on it when I bought it. When I can afford it, I will buy the puncture resistant tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    The liners and extra casings work great for glass but, Sad to say, all they do to the metal threads from steel belted tires - is slow them down. If you can spot them before the fully penetrate, you can pull them out before the flat. But at 50+, spotting them is getting harder and harder...
    So true. One trick I use is to spin each wheel and with the palm of my gloved hand allow the tire to lightly brush against it. Those nasty steel thread are hard to see, but they tend to snag on the glove, making them much easier to find. It only takes a few second at the end of each ride to do this, and I've probably caught five or six of 'em before they made it all the way through the tire casing.
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    Makes one wonder if a revival of those small brushes that mounted on the frame and swept the tires is called for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Makes one wonder if a revival of those small brushes that mounted on the frame and swept the tires is called for.
    No need for them- All I do is wiple the tyres with a damp cloth before rides and inspect the tyre. Surprising haw many bits of flint- thorns or glass you can spot before a ride if you look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Makes one wonder if a revival of those small brushes that mounted on the frame and swept the tires is called for.
    Ah yes, the old "tire savers." In the 1970s, I never rode tubulars without them.
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    Well I tried those Conti Gators

    HI,
    I finally decided to order some gator skins and changed out the regular tires,
    the gators rolled very smooth almost felt soft weird but nice. A we bit tough on fitting the rims sore finger tips.
    So we shall see how they hold up to all the road debri on my longer rides , I do have two extra tube and a bike pump incase. If they stopped making beer bottles out of glass the tire companies would go broke..
    I don't feel that confident they can't go flat, and some how walking 15 miles in cleats dosen't appeal
    to me..
    Doug
    my tire problems are probably all releated to my CD weight and the tire pressure .

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    Quote Originally Posted by djnzlab1 View Post
    HI,
    ...and some how walking 15 miles in cleats dosen't appeal
    to me..
    Doug
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