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Stans. Do you pull the thorns out?

Old 02-26-06, 06:46 AM
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Hokay. Everyone else gets to ask dumb noob questions that have been answered 1000 times. So here's my turn.

So I put stans in a tube each on mine and my chicks bike to see if it works (Prick of a job that is to with only the bottle and the squeze top it comes with). Went for a ride yesterday and she gets a flat on the stanless tube. So we get home and I go to fix it today only to find my stanless tube is down as well. I find it's got 3 thorns in it so I don't know how I got home. Anyway fixed the punctures on both and stanned them up, so thought I'd go and have a look at the stanned tubes that didn't flat. Anyway, I find a heap of thorns in my stanned tube as well, but it had held it's pressure. So I thought I'd pull the thorns out to see what would happen, only to have the tube pissing air. Not paying attention I let the hole spin down to the bottom and the stans started pissing out. So I spun the wheel and the holes stopped leaking and pissing stans.

So anwyay 2 questions.

1. Do you pull your thorns or leave them in there? I'd personaly think the thorn would eventually chew the tube up, but who really knows?

2. In my case where I pulled the thorn out, it started pissing air and stands then re-sealled, should I pull the tube and patch it, or will it be right just with the stans sealing it back up?
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Old 02-26-06, 06:23 PM
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pull out the thorns ... and let the stans seal it up

stans has some micro particles that patch the wholes... u shouldnt need to patch them
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Old 02-26-06, 07:51 PM
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Thanks heaps for that gmoneyhobbit. Got to admit I don't really know how the stuff works.

BTW, how do you guys get it in your tubes? The bottle I bought just has a cap you screw on the bottle that looks like the top of a glue bottle. I cut the end off that so it fits nicely over the valve stem, but getting the stuff in there is a pain as the valve keeps gunking up.
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Old 02-26-06, 09:43 PM
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is it shraeder or presta?

shraeder you should be able to remove the inner piece and squeeze it in easily..

i dont kno about the presta though

i run tubeless.. so its more or less... fill up the lil cup .. and poor it in.
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Old 02-26-06, 09:55 PM
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It's presta unfortunately. Yeah, I might have to think about going the tubeless route.
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there are so many thorns out here that i don't bother pulling them out anymore, that was a year ago...in fact, i've got a tack in my front wheel right now, been in there for 40 miles...i don't plan on pulling it, so i can show and tell everybody...wish i could get a kick back from Stan's
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Old 02-27-06, 09:33 PM
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It doesn't even matter really.
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Just bought some slime tubes from e-bay. No need to fill up!! Dirt cheap an all.

I need a cuddle
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i need a cuddle too.. send me a uk hooker

pleeeeeasssssssseeee

yeh those slime tires are like 8 bucks at the hardware store...... which i didnt find to be to cheap myself...
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