Chopper,Last puncture was a 1/4" hole. Only FIX was a new TUBE....
Tom, it was a PC of bamboo. Went right thru the tire & puncture the tube. I tried for 2 hrs to patch it with NO luck. That's why I'm going with No Flat tube. Way to much Crap on the road on or off it.Chopper,
Did the 1/4" hole in the inner tube occur in a thin spot?
First set of tubes for my Sportsman 80 were Bell branded.
Fitted carefully and inflated to Spec. next mourning front tire was flat. Pulled the tube out and there was what looked like a 1/2" hole and the tube rubber was only a few mils. thick in that area. Went back to wally world and on the bottom shelf there were the Goodyear tubes.
The price difference was about double, but so was the weight and each tube came with a tire spoon.
That's 10 miles not mph.Tom, it was a PC of bamboo. Went right thru the tire & puncture the tube. I tried for 2 hrs to patch it with NO luck. That's why I'm going with No Flat tube. Way to much Crap on the road on or off it.
I like to know I could ride 10mph without a catsophe...
Eventually I'm buying a liner for the front tire. That should solve the Flat issues. I want to ride like 15 miles worry free.Road litter, what's not to love? Must be at least 52 years ago my cousin Ginny rolled up to the Tire and Muffler shop I was working at with a flat. Fingernail clipper lever through the thread. I think I gave it to her as a remembrance.
I had no problem with my last set of Kevlar tires. It also seems ppl like to bust bottles on the side walks. Welcome to Orlando, Fl.I ride (pedal) 10-20 miles a day on average, -2- flats in 4 years. Both were tubes splitting/age.
I ride sidewalks, parking lots, gravel/sand, through the grass in the park, oh, and a lot of road work just outside the white line between the line and the dirt berm.
I am using Kenda tires if that matters.