Ever get a flat? What do you do?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Sign Guy, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. cigron

    cigron New Member

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    Flat profing A tire,is not possible according to Murphys
    law. I have the tires that came with the bike and A tire liner. I was going about
    25 between traffic and parked cars I run over A car key. the key pushed
    the tire liner aside and POW the tire blowed.The back of the bike was all over the
    place.For years I used continentl town and country 26-1.9 with tire liners
    the same thing the police use. In about five years I had one flat.
    I ran over A allen wrench.There A little $$$$ but you get what you pay for.
    I road to work and back 26 miles round trip so im talking thousands of miles (no motor) dance1
     
  2. exavid

    exavid New Member

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    I've never had a flat on my bicycle once I shifted over to using puncture sealing tubes. I've pulled a couple nails out of the tires but never lost appreciable air. As for patching tubes on the road I used to do it by pulling the tube out of the tire with the wheel still on the bike. Pump it up, find the leak, patch, and put the tube back in the tire, depending on the tire and wheel you can often do it without tools.
     
  3. psprat496

    psprat496 New Member

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    Well I've got Slime Tube Protectors in both my wheels and I have never gotten a flat yet. I also carry around a pressurized can with that tube sealant with me just in case I do get a flat. Fill the tire up and take it home to repair.
     
  4. Maxvision

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    Tire liners are a good investment. I've gotten a flat on a motorcycle at high speed. Luckily it was the rear tire and I was all over my lane before I got slow enough to get it to the shoulder. If it had been the front wheel I'm sure it would have been much worse.

    Tire liners line the inside of the tire between the tire and the tube and are made of thick plastice that prevents a nail or whatever from getting to your tube.
     
  5. Dave31

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    I use old inner tubes as tire liners, since 2004 and thousands of miles I have only had three flats. And one of those flats was because I was going too fast and missed a corner and went flying across a ditch.
     
  6. Dave31

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    Fly Bikes Cobra Tube

    I ran across these tubes that the BMX riders are using. It's a tube that can be changed without removing the wheel.

    I thought it would be a interesting product for MB's since it would be a lot easier to change a tube without removing the wheels and chain. Not having to deal with the chain on the road would be a great plus.

    I do not know if the tubes come in 24-26", but sure would be cool if they did.

    FlyBikes

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  7. chrisme

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    I got a flat today... I was riding my mountain bike carrying a car battery because the alternator in my car died, and the ancient battery died not to long after stranding me... flats suck.
     
  8. ferball

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    I knew a kid that filled his dirt bike tube with that green slime stuff then proceeded to but zip screws all over the tire so he could have winter studs, so I was figuring if that green slime worked well enough to keep a tire full of screws inflated it might serve to deter flats pretty well.
     
  9. stuartracing

    stuartracing New Member

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    That tube is bad ass....
     
  10. happyvalley

    happyvalley New Member

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    I pretty much agree, do what you can to avoid flats. decent tires and thorn proof tubes are well worth it. I also do use a liner on the rear tire but I use rack mounted engines.

    A patch kit, tire levers and pump are always with me but that's what I always take when riding pedal bicycles anyway.
     
  11. xzackx

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    i need to get me a 4.25 in rear tire for my shcwinn stingray so after i get it i'll just burn it down (only a little bit of tread left anyways lol)
     

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