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Old 06-28-21, 06:20 PM
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Sealant & puncture protection for front loading cargo bike

After several years of Bullitt (front loading cargo bike ownership I got my first flat - my wheel found a small nail! (I've been running Marathon tires) I had a slime tube and didn't notice the flat until the next day so I suspect the slime worked as intended. While replacing the tube I've had a couple of thoughts -
- I can probably patch the slime tube but then it won't have slime inside it anymore so I probably need to buy a new one.
- I could get a tube and then add sealant. Would there be any advantage to this? Seems like I'd need to switch to a presta valve tube but I have no idea as I'm new to sealant.
- I swap tires 2x a year and want to make sure sealant won't interfere.
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Currently running a normal tube and feeling a bit exposed. I take my 2 kids to and from daycare each day so flat avoidance is at a premium. On my road bike I ride Conti GP5000's and call it doe.
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Old 07-04-21, 06:14 AM
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Have you considered a switch to Marathon Plus tires?


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After several years of Bullitt (front loading cargo bike ownership I got my first flat - my wheel found a small nail! (I've been running Marathon tires) I had a slime tube and didn't notice the flat until the next day so I suspect the slime worked as intended. While replacing the tube I've had a couple of thoughts -
- I can probably patch the slime tube but then it won't have slime inside it anymore so I probably need to buy a new one.
- I could get a tube and then add sealant. Would there be any advantage to this? Seems like I'd need to switch to a presta valve tube but I have no idea as I'm new to sealant.
- I swap tires 2x a year and want to make sure sealant won't interfere.
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Currently running a normal tube and feeling a bit exposed. I take my 2 kids to and from daycare each day so flat avoidance is at a premium. On my road bike I ride Conti GP5000's and call it doe.
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If you don't have tubeless rim, get some tubes with removable cores and run some Orange Seal in them or any of your favorite sealant. Acts like slime, only less...., uh......Green.
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I feel like your original system was working just fine
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Follow up - I went with Tire Armour and Flatout sealant. It rides well, I don't notice a significant change in ride quality. I'll report next time I get a flat.
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