Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    a.k.a. QUADZILLA LoRoK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Portland!
    My Bikes
    Super Pista
    Posts
    1,499
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Long stem thorn proof. Is there such a thing?

    I changed 2 flats today. One was a goat-head on the way to class on the rear, then on the way home a shard of glass on the same tire. I then swapped out my front tube which has had a slow leak for a couple weeks now, and the replacement tube kept making a crackling sound when I got the pressure up to about 120 or so and would go flat in about 5 minutes and I'd have to patch it. We played that game, the tube and I, three times on top of the two times I changed my rear tube. Finally I used my last patch on the original front tube and all seems to be well now. I also found the little sticker in the tire that caused the leak. Anyway, my hands hurt like hell from changing the tires so much and I really, really don't want to do that again. Ever. I searched google, but the search didn't bring back anything. Rather, it brought back everything on the web that said presta and/or thornproof which wasn't all that helpful. So I says to myself, why don't I ask the friendly, helpful people on BF?

  2. #2
    Taking "s" outta "Fast" AfterThisNap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Zoo York City
    Posts
    1,989
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been putting about 20cc of latex sealant in my normal presta tubes. At first I used the TUFO sealant for tubulars, then when I ran out I refilled the adaper bottle with Stans tubeless sealant for my mountainbike. Works great.

    I first used it when I caught a flat on my normal tube and was too lazy that day to patch it or replace the tube. I pulled the piece of glass out, dumped in the tufo selant, and when I aired up the hole sealed in the first revolution. I'm still using the same tube after wearing through 2 tires. Good stuff. It's much better than heavier fiber based sealants (slime, etc.)

  3. #3
    BFSSFG old timer riderx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Fredrock
    Posts
    1,913
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Besides sealant, the other option is tire liners
    Single Speed Outlaw
    Riding Bikes and Drinking Beer.

  4. #4
    GET DANGEROUS bali shag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    columbus, ohio
    My Bikes
    mercier kilo tt
    Posts
    155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i had the same problem with the long stemmed presta tubes. i just use short stem ones with a schrader adapter and tire liners and since then havent had any problems.

  5. #5
    505 snafs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    My Bikes
    Felt F80, Jamis Sputnik, S&M Dirkbike
    Posts
    181
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by LoRoK View Post
    I changed 2 flats today. One was a goat-head on the way to class on the rear, then on the way home a shard of glass on the same tire.
    I ****ING hate goatheads.

    So far i have had good luck with slime tubes on my geared bike.
    http://www.amazon.com/Slime-700c-19-.../dp/B000UVZUIG

    You can also try thicker tubes with slime, slime in what ever tubes you have or tires with good flat protection (YAY free Kevlar rear tire).
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sweatypants View Post
    people that ride clipless are too uncoordinated to keep their feet on the pedals without an aid.

  6. #6
    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    3,542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have no idea what a goat head is, but since using conti gatorskins I really just don't get flats anymore. Maybe think about the tire before you worry too much about the tubes?

  7. #7
    505 snafs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    My Bikes
    Felt F80, Jamis Sputnik, S&M Dirkbike
    Posts
    181
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude View Post
    I have no idea what a goat head is, but since using conti gatorskins I really just don't get flats anymore. Maybe think about the tire before you worry too much about the tubes?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sweatypants View Post
    people that ride clipless are too uncoordinated to keep their feet on the pedals without an aid.

  8. #8
    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    3,542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    those look like caltrops.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •