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 Post subject: Self Healing Inner tubes
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:46 am 
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Anyone any experience with the self sealing inner tubes (i.e that goo stuff in the inner tube)

Fancy putting some on my old mans bike, but it doesn't get ridden that much at all. Does the stuff inside go off? None of them seem to mention it (from my very quick brief look)


Recommended make/models?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:50 am 
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:watches with interest:

I keep thinking of these for the Mrs three wheeled double buggy, I'm getting sick of repairing punctures on that.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:59 am 
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they ok for push chairs but bobbins for bikes. very heavy and you can still get punctures. when they do puncture they are a twunt to clean too. if you must have extra protection the tube strips, that sit between tyre and tube, are better.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:09 am 
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Weights not a problem, the tubes in there are 530g each already.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:19 am 
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I put some slime into my kids buggy and it worked really well. I hear that with storage it can pool at the bottom of the tyre and take a while to work its way round. You can get special slime inner tubes which help.

Probably I'd just use heavier tyres.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:27 pm 
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jamabikes wrote:
if you must have extra protection the tube strips, that sit between tyre and tube, are better.


I've had these, the only problem with them is that they get brittle and then puncture your innertube :?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:47 pm 
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If you fit them, then never remove them as if you deflate them to remove the slime can escape through the valve and gum up the valve. Its an utter bugger to clean and sometimes they work less well in fact one wouldn't reinflate no matter what I did.
Quite literally fit and forget is my recommendation :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:52 pm 
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I used a pair winter 2008. One still went down just not 100% flat So in the end had to replace.
I wouldn't bother with them is my 2p


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:05 am 
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Heavier and don't work that well in my experience. As above though they do take longer to go down when you get a puncture which is better than nothing I suppose.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:11 am 
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Scarfacexxx08 wrote:
jamabikes wrote:
if you must have extra protection the tube strips, that sit between tyre and tube, are better.


I've had these, the only problem with them is that they get brittle and then puncture your innertube :?


never heard of that, but if they do then wouldn't bother either :lol:

i like getting punctures, means you can stop for 5 minutes :lol:


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