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Are there any puncture resistant 24x1 (520-23/25) tires & tubes?

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Old 10-14-15, 02:01 PM
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Are there any puncture resistant 24x1 (520-23/25) tires & tubes?

I think I may have goofed with my nephew

I got him a very sweet Fuji Ace 24 that has 24x1 (520-23/25) tires&tubes.

Unfortunately they are flat most of the time

I think I used to have a few flats with my old 24" bike... eons ago. But, I learned to deal with them.

So, any tire recomendations?

Maybe the Schwalbe Durano?
Durano, 23-520, Black, Folding | Schwalbe North America

Anything else?

Are there thick tubes with slime?

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Oh, I seem to find a few references to a Panaracer TourGuard TG 520x25, but none of the photos I find seem to indicate anything different from the Panaracer Pasela.

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Panaracer use to have a Tourguard version of it's Pasela in a 520-28. When I sold Terry I swapped out the very flat prone Technova (in a labeled 23 which was more like a 20) on about half the bikes when new. Another bunch would get this upgrade (as in upgrade to a better riding experience) after a little while. I don't think this 520-28 is available any longer.

The Terry website shows a Pasela in 25 and a Tellus in a 32 but no mention of any breaker belts. QBP shows a Pasela in a 1" but again no breaker. Andy.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
But, I learned to deal with them.
Perhaps you should advise your nephew to do the same. Teaching him how to repair a flat will be giving him a skill that will stay with him for life.
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I can't seem to find any 520 tires with a puncture resistant belt except the Schwalbe Durano. It seems there used to be a Panaracer Pasela TG tire in 520, but I can't find any reference to the newer Pasela PT being available in that size.

What kind of flats is he getting? I suspect my daughter would get plenty of pinch flats from underinflation if I didn't remind her to top off her road bike's tires. She's running plain 25 mm Paselas -- not the 'PT' version since those aren't an option for 650c, either -- and thankfully hasn't had an issue with punctures.

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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
Perhaps you should advise your nephew to do the same. Teaching him how to repair a flat will be giving him a skill that will stay with him for life.
He's about 250 miles away. My brother should be able to help him with the mechanics, but it isn't happening enough.

I did make sure he has front and rear QR, and I think he has some tire levers, or is able to get the tires off.

He has some Slime Skabs. This summer he brought the bike down, 3 Skab patches over one hole which was still leaking (and another snake-bite hole in another spot). Anyway, I patched a couple of tubes with him, but time ran out for too much instruction.

Oh, and the really nice Lezyene mini-pump I sent him has already gone AWOL

I'm sending a patch kit (glue type) and some more tubes up with Mom the next time she goes to visit. Perhaps more work next summer if he is still having problems..

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Panaracer used to have a Tourguard version of it's Pasela in a 520-28.
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I can't seem to find any 520 tires with a puncture resistant belt except the Schwalbe Durano. It seems there used to be a Panaracer Pasela TG tire in 520, but I can't find any reference to the newer Pasela PT being available in that size.
I might try to confirm whether the Panaracer TG exists. I saw a couple of ads, but wasn't convinced. Perhaps I'll try to have them verify the photo. Too many "stock photos" in the world

His Fuji Ace has fairly tight tolerances, so I'm not sure a 28 will actually fit. Barely?
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What kind of flats is he getting? I suspect my daughter would get plenty of pinch flats from underinflation if I didn't remind her to top off her road bike's tires.
I'm not quite sure. Everyone blames the goatheads. But I think that is only part of the story. I'm a bit lazy with my tire inflation, but I'm very careful about what I run over.

Apparently an 8 yr old is still learning about what to run over, and what not to run over.

I know he has gotten some pinch flats. One of the tubes also got a mysterious flat right along a crease, which I blamed on a manufacture defect, or old stock tubes.

So, if he is getting the occasional pinch flat, the 23mm Durano tire SHOULD be fine for a lightweight kid, but there may be benefits of using a 25mm, or a 28m tire.
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I've slimed up a couple of tubes to send up to him, as well as getting a good patch kit (not sure if slime and patches are mutually exclusive)

As I understand it, the slime stays mostly liquid and will last forever, whereas other brands dry better, but have a limited shelf life. Anyway, I'll let him give this a try. Maybe I'll do some experiments with other sealants on my own. If only I got more flats

I'll probably get some new tires for Christmas. Still waffling over the size.

The kid's road bikes seem to be a fairly limited market. And, a good tire will probably outlast one, maybe a couple of kids. Realistically, how many miles does the typical 8 to 10 yr old ride in 2 or 3 years? So the market on the 24 tires is probably fairly small.

I was surprised, just shopping for tubes yesterday, the first bike shop I visited had a beautiful little Giant, complete with brifters. But, not a single 24-520 tube.
The Co-op had ONE tube.
REI had none.
Performance first acted as if they didn't have the tubes, but I pointed out that they sold the Fuji Ace bikes, and they did manage to find a few tubes (2 different boxes. Old stock?)
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