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Old 05-24-2008, 05:54 AM
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Default Re: Flatless Tires or tubes ????

Hi All,
I've been plagued with flats...I have a long thread about it on the "other" board...

I ended up using Bell "No More Flats". These are solid airless tubes. Let me tell you they are HARD to putting a tire on with the tube already inflated - but it can be done.

Just TAKE YOUR TIME...allow 2 hours per tire at least!

I got the first one done in about 2 hours, after almost giving up several times...the second tire proved to be much harder than the first, because the tube is tear-drop shaped instead of twisted a bit, and wouldn't allow the rear tire to seat properly on the rim....after 6 hours of trying EVERYTHING, I ended up cutting off the tire! For my rear tire, I used the Bell 5mm Extra Thick self sealing tube...and I prepped the rim with 3 layers of electrical tape over the spokes, then the tube, then Mr. Tuffy on top between the tire and the top of the tube.

Then everyone suggested that I should run with a lower the slime doesn't heat up and blow up the tube...well, I'm running the rear tire at about 35 lbs and so far, so good for 3 days in a row now! Woo-hoo!

That's my story, and I'm sticking with it!
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