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Old 04-07-05, 01:38 PM   #1
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Pulled it out of a used tire Norco\Kenda tube. Thickest, heaviest tube I've ever seen.
I bet it's very hard to puncture.

It's 1.5-1.75...can I over inflate it? I have 1.95 and 2.10's.

I was thinking it would be a great tube for rides where you really don't want to patch flats...
Like in the Everglades, a gator might get ya when you put the tube in the water looking for bubbles.
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I did it to mine and rode mine. I guess it's not recommended, and probably more fragile, but do-able.
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Probably just an ordinary thornproof tube
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Probably just an ordinary thornproof tube
For sure, those Goathead seeds must be really bloody nasty.

So..being such a HQ casing, can I pump it a bit high? I'm not heavy...the tube is.
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For sure, those Goathead seeds must be really bloody nasty.

So..being such a HQ casing, can I pump it a bit high? I'm not heavy...the tube is.
Honestly theres a lot less stretch in those. Chances are you'll put an unequal stress on the upper (thinner) portion of the tube. Probably not a great idea
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Honestly theres a lot less stretch in those. Chances are you'll put an unequal stress on the upper (thinner) portion of the tube. Probably not a great idea
Good point...the inside wall inside of the toroid? is thinner, and no, it doesn't stretch much.
I'll keep it until I get some 1.5 semi-slicks, be a good urban\glass tube.

I was told O.K to use regular thickness 2.10 tubes in 2.25 wheels. Maybe not this one.
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Bell(and probably others) makes thick ass tubes that are also filled with Slime. Those are super bulky and probably weigh as much as 3 tires. Shouldn't get many flats, tho. Lots more weight for more exercise, too.
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You haven't weighed nothing until you weighed an Intense DH tube.
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You haven't weighed nothing until you weighed an Intense DH tube.
Way true I remember seeing the weight numbers on those suckers. No way I'd want one for XC
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I'd say the tubes like 600 grams
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