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Old 05-27-2010, 05:08 PM
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ye si had solid rubber tubes but when u need to change you tire it becomes a hasle we had to cut ours with a saw in order to get the tire out so i went with two keplar tire two slime tubes and two wheels slime liners had it for about 1 1/2 years and i have not got a single flat plus the ride is much better with these tires with the solid ruber tubes the ride is so rough
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by AZMotorbiker View Post
I have solid tubes on my motorized bicycle as well, and it is nice being able to run over nails, glass, thorns, etc without worry, but there's a definite trade off in comfort. My motorized bicycle beats me up everytime I ride it because I feel EVERY bump. Spent the day at home yesterday due to back trouble caused when my back tire hopped into a deep rut and back out. Didn't feel it too badly until the next morning, when it was all I could do to sit up and dial the phone to tell my boss I wasn't coming in.

My Trek pedal bike has slime filled / thorn resistant tubes, resulting in a much more comfortable ride. My next motorized bicycle will have these tubes instead of the solid ones.

I know this thread is about solid tubes, but I totally feel for anyone with back pain. I had to stay out of work for 5 weeks last year and get 4 nerve blocks. I found the inversion table in Academy Sports for $100 and decided to try it. Absolute best 100 bucks I have ever spent. As soon as you flip over, the pain is gone. You don't have to be completely upside down either. Just get your head below your feet and try to relax. You will feel the pain just melt away. I will try anything to be rid of that horrible pain and not have to have surgery. I don't want anymore block shots, either.

Ok, back to the tubes!
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by dag_29307 View Post
what type of solid tubes do you use, Where do you get them, and how do they feel when riding? I am curious but am wary to trusting them as I have heard stories that cause me to question their true ability/benefit. I weigh 300 and stand only 5' 6" so I stick with the 24" bikes. and these are something I have really been curious about. Any input would be very helpful. Sorry for all the questions.
Don't worry about asking questions, that's mostly all that I come here for! I use Bell, "no-mor flats" that I get at Walmart for $19.96 plus tax. I can't speak for the lightweights, but for me there really isn't all that much difference in the way they ride. As for wheel damage, I haven't really heard of any incidents that didn't involve riding through/over something that should have been avoided in the first place.
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:34 AM
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Default Re: solid inner tube and the results of

Ive ran solid tubes before on my very first (homemade rear mounted friction drive) motorized mountain bike and i could not feel any difference other than a very slight spongy like feel to them I liked them and i got them at walmart for like 8-10 bucks a piece
but i only weigh 160 lbs
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