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Old 12-06-03, 12:59 PM
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Well I keep getting flats due to fantom goat heads. Anyway, at Wal-Mart they carry Bell tubes. They just started carrying a new type. They have the regular tube, then pre-slimed, which I used on my old bike and worked pretty good, and now they have heavy duty pre-slimed. They are about $10.00 a tube and are much thicker than regular tube rubber. I was just wondering if anyone has used them and what they think? I'm not concerned about weight, and let me tell you they weigh quite a bit more than the others.
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Old 12-06-03, 01:13 PM
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I haven't used them. We don't have goatheads around here. I just wondered if you had used tire liners?

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No I didn't even realize they made stuff like that. Those Kevlar ones would be awesome. I've seen stab proof vests for riot gear and that stuff works wonders. Thanks for the input though.
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If you want complete flat protection go to Stan's No-Tube System. It aint cheap, but it's foolproof.

Available here:http://www.bikeman.com/miva/merchant...Code=STANMTN26

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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
If you want complete flat protection go to Stan's No-Tube System. It aint cheap, but it's foolproof.

Available here:http://www.bikeman.com/miva/merchant...Code=STANMTN26

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Originally Posted by lamajo25
Well I keep getting flats due to fantom goat heads. Anyway, at Wal-Mart they carry Bell tubes. They just started carrying a new type. They have the regular tube, then pre-slimed, which I used on my old bike and worked pretty good, and now they have heavy duty pre-slimed. They are about $10.00 a tube and are much thicker than regular tube rubber. I was just wondering if anyone has used them and what they think?
That's funny. I have two of these sitting on my workbench that I have never used yet. When i had my first bike i was always getting flats so I picked up a couple (think only paid around $6 at WallyWorld). Shortly after I got them I got a different bike at LBS and I had them put thorn tubes in it. I also added slime to the thorn tube on my own.

It's been over 1000 miles and they are still sitting on my bench. I speculate that they will be fine. The slime is what does the trick. Even a "better" tube then a Bell is going to puncture and seal, just like the Bell w/ Slime.
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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
If you want complete flat protection go to Stan's No-Tube System. It aint cheap, but it's foolproof.
ROTFLMAO!

Stan's is "fool proof"????

Oh boy. Tell that to the guy on our ride yesterday who had his bead burp while riding rocky ten terrain.

Fortunately he had an Oliver's Yes Tube that saved his bacon.
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I haven't had any problems whatsoever with Stan's No Tubes. Perhaps he shouldn't have run his tire pressure low enough to LET his tire burp eh?


And what is this yes tubes website? Is this supposed to be a joke?
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Originally Posted by Jim311
I haven't had any problems whatsoever with Stan's No Tubes. Perhaps he shouldn't have run his tire pressure low enough to LET his tire burp eh?
I don't know what his starting tire pressure was but I've been on a number of rides, with various different riders, where they suffered a Stan's-related failure.

The system obviously works for some folks but to decribe it as "foolproof" is just plain funny.
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Tubeless rocks.. but I will admit that the latex goo is a real pain in the ass if you ever have to throw a tube in to get home. It also gums up the tires should the latex ever dry out inside like it did with mine. Fortunately I've never had a flat with tubeless.
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Tubeless rocks.. but I will admit that the latex goo is a real pain in the ass if you ever have to throw a tube in to get home. It also gums up the tires should the latex ever dry out inside like it did with mine. Fortunately I've never had a flat with tubeless.
There is a distinct difference between "tubeless" and pure Stan's.

The former uses tubeless rims and tubeless tires, the latter uses conventional rims and conventional tires with Stan's rimstrips and goop...
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And what is this yes tubes website? Is this supposed to be a joke?
Oh, it looks like it is 100% serious to me.
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I've run stan's for some time, trouble free. I stand behind their product. Now that website, THAT's a good laugh.

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That's funny. I have two of these sitting on my workbench that I have never used yet. When i had my first bike i was always getting flats so I picked up a couple (think only paid around $6 at WallyWorld).
Ranger, they have two different slimed tubes. One is about $5-$6. Now they have one that is a much thicker rubber with slime also in it. I've used the ones with the slime in them and have had no problems unless its a pretty big puncture, but I was just wondering if anyone has used these other ones. They are about 1/8th inch rubber filled with slime.
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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
Now that website, THAT's a good laugh.

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But it's 100% serious...
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