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Old 05-16-06, 10:24 AM   #1
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Flats

Ok, I've had my Cake 3 for about a month now and have had three flat tires already! Two of them on the same ride. So, I'm wondering if anyone uses slime, or extra strips in the tire to add some protection. I mean I almost never get flats on my lower end bikes (of course the tires and tubes weigh like 4 times as much!) What's a poor offroader to do!
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How are you getting the flats?
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The first one was just a small puncture that looked like maybe a thorn. Not sure on the other two yet.
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If the other two are from pinch flats, the the tire pressure may be too low.

If it's from thorns and other punctures, you'll have to run something beefier or something like Stan's No Tubes.
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There are thorns where my kids ride, and they take an old tube & cut it up, place it betwwwn the tube & tire. It cuts down on the flats from thorns, but, sounds like pinch flats from tire pressure.
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I don't think it's pinch flats as I was running 40 psi when I left. I'll be pulling the tires tonight to see what's up.
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Run you hand on the inside of the tire and feel for sharp stuff.
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Run you hand on the inside of the tire and feel for sharp stuff.
yep
as for slime, its pretty good if you dont mind the super-high spinning weight
if your problem is pinch-flats, slime wont help you there. i got a pinch flat on one of my tires with slime in its tubes and well it was a pain in the a$$ to wipe all that nasty slime off of the inside of my tire and rim.
good luck
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Put in Stans NoTubes. Then you can't pinch flat and the punctures seal automatically. I've been going tubless now for two months. They work very well here in N Florida and in the N Georgia/E Tenn. mountains.

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