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    Hokay. Everyone else gets to ask dumb noob questions that have been answered 1000 times. So here's my turn.

    So I put stans in a tube each on mine and my chicks bike to see if it works (Prick of a job that is to with only the bottle and the squeze top it comes with). Went for a ride yesterday and she gets a flat on the stanless tube. So we get home and I go to fix it today only to find my stanless tube is down as well. I find it's got 3 thorns in it so I don't know how I got home. Anyway fixed the punctures on both and stanned them up, so thought I'd go and have a look at the stanned tubes that didn't flat. Anyway, I find a heap of thorns in my stanned tube as well, but it had held it's pressure. So I thought I'd pull the thorns out to see what would happen, only to have the tube pissing air. Not paying attention I let the hole spin down to the bottom and the stans started pissing out. So I spun the wheel and the holes stopped leaking and pissing stans.

    So anwyay 2 questions.

    1. Do you pull your thorns or leave them in there? I'd personaly think the thorn would eventually chew the tube up, but who really knows?

    2. In my case where I pulled the thorn out, it started pissing air and stands then re-sealled, should I pull the tube and patch it, or will it be right just with the stans sealing it back up?

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    cptn. x-chains sidekick gmoneyhobbit's Avatar
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    pull out the thorns ... and let the stans seal it up

    stans has some micro particles that patch the wholes... u shouldnt need to patch them

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    Thanks heaps for that gmoneyhobbit. Got to admit I don't really know how the stuff works.

    BTW, how do you guys get it in your tubes? The bottle I bought just has a cap you screw on the bottle that looks like the top of a glue bottle. I cut the end off that so it fits nicely over the valve stem, but getting the stuff in there is a pain as the valve keeps gunking up.

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    cptn. x-chains sidekick gmoneyhobbit's Avatar
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    is it shraeder or presta?

    shraeder you should be able to remove the inner piece and squeeze it in easily..

    i dont kno about the presta though

    i run tubeless.. so its more or less... fill up the lil cup .. and poor it in.

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    It's presta unfortunately. Yeah, I might have to think about going the tubeless route.

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    there are so many thorns out here that i don't bother pulling them out anymore, that was a year ago...in fact, i've got a tack in my front wheel right now, been in there for 40 miles...i don't plan on pulling it, so i can show and tell everybody...wish i could get a kick back from Stan's

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    It doesn't even matter really.
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    Danny p from the UK
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    Just bought some slime tubes from e-bay. No need to fill up!! Dirt cheap an all.

    I need a cuddle

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    cptn. x-chains sidekick gmoneyhobbit's Avatar
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    i need a cuddle too.. send me a uk hooker

    pleeeeeasssssssseeee

    yeh those slime tires are like 8 bucks at the hardware store...... which i didnt find to be to cheap myself...

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