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    how to gurentee no flats

    i hate flats so much is there a way to prevent em all?i dont care if bike weighs anohter 10 pounds. i hate flats so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Yes, use these for awhile and you'll discover that there are worse things than flats.

    A good sealant combined with either tubeless or regular tire with some puncture-resistant belt under the tread will help minimize the number of flats while still retaining most of the advantages of pneumatic tires.

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    i was useing slime it did seem to last longer

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    Use a bigger size = more meat/puncture resistance. 28 or 32c if they'll fit. More threads per inch can help too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prathmann View Post

    A good sealant combined with either tubeless
    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    i was useing slime it did seem to last longer
    NO!!!! Horrible stuff.

    Just purchase a good pair of tires. I like the Vittoria Randonneurs.

    Either that or don't ride. You will be guaranteed no flats!


    I don't' see where a flat is all that big of a deal if you have spare tubes.
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    You could try these Schwalbe tires,

    The NEW "FLATLESS" | Schwalbe North America

    They have a VERY thick protection belt but they aren't solid.

    Anthony

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    I like Schwalbes and 'Gators. People laugh, but I take an old tube, cut the stem off, and stuff it in the tire as an added 2 layers of rubber.
    Makes the tire ride much better, too
    If you use that combination, I feel confident in saying your flat problem should all but disappear

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    i hate flat so much

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    Me fail English? That's unpossible

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    You could try these Schwalbe tires,

    The NEW "FLATLESS" | Schwalbe North America

    They have a VERY thick protection belt but they aren't solid.

    Anthony
    I'm running Schwalbe Marathon and Marathon plus on all but two of my bikes. Never get puncture flats. (Ducking for cover from the flat fairy now.)
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    Put some Mr Tuffy liners in your tires under the tube. You still need to carry a pump (or C02 that you've practiced with beforehand), patches, spoons and spare tube as goathead stickers have been known to roll up above the liner. Be sure you get the right width for your size tires.

    Mr. Tuffy Standard Weight Tire Liner at BikeTiresDirect

    There is said to be an increase in rolling resistance from the friction inside your tire but I seriously doubt you'd notice it enough to make a difference in recreational riding.

    You folks with kids: These will save you lots of patching and replacing, btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
    Mr tuffy.jpg

    Put some Mr Tuffy liners in your tires under the tube. You still need to carry a pump (or C02 that you've practiced with beforehand), patches, spoons and spare tube as goathead stickers have been known to roll up above the liner. Be sure you get the right width for your size tires.

    Mr. Tuffy Standard Weight Tire Liner at BikeTiresDirect

    There is said to be an increase in rolling resistance from the friction inside your tire but I seriously doubt you'd notice it enough to make a difference in recreational riding.

    You folks with kids: These will save you lots of patching and replacing, btw.
    Not entirely bullet proof however... over the course of a whole lot of miles, the overlapping seam of the liner, no matter how circular it was cut will wear a thin spot on your inner tube and flat it eventually.
    You can slow it down temporarily with tape but you'll have to pull it all apart to check on it every now and then.

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    The Mr Tuffy liners work really well! I bought some for my mountain bike and never got another flat. I sold my mountain bike and ended up moving them over onto my road bike (even though the size is supposed to be too big and they even work for that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Not entirely bullet proof however... over the course of a whole lot of miles, the overlapping seam of the liner, no matter how circular it was cut will wear a thin spot on your inner tube and flat it eventually.
    You can slow it down temporarily with tape but you'll have to pull it all apart to check on it every now and then.
    I used them for a season and part of another in an old Schwinn Varsity when I first started riding. I did have a goat-head sticker roll up high on the tire and flat me out once. I never really put enough miles on them to rub my tube like that. If I remember correctly I was running thick tubes though.

    I put them on any kids bike I have to work on.
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    No guarantee but I've 8000 miles on my Schwalbe Marathon Mondials with no flats, none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
    Mr tuffy.jpg

    Put some Mr Tuffy liners in your tires under the tube. You still need to carry a pump (or C02 that you've practiced with beforehand), patches, spoons and spare tube as goathead stickers have been known to roll up above the liner. Be sure you get the right width for your size tires.

    Mr. Tuffy Standard Weight Tire Liner at BikeTiresDirect

    There is said to be an increase in rolling resistance from the friction inside your tire but I seriously doubt you'd notice it enough to make a difference in recreational riding.

    You folks with kids: These will save you lots of patching and replacing, btw.
    I went almost two years without a flat using these. Highly recommended! Got my first flat since using these last week. I think the reason it went flat was because the tube was so old. I also changed the tires about 6 months ago and didn't get the tube in correctly (it turns out there was a kink in the tube). So if not for that I think i'd still be flat-free.
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