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Offline Unk Tantor

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Another puncture and life's too short...
« on: September 08, 2018, 03:33:24 AM »
I got yet another puncture on the rear wheel of my T3 .Although I will carry a spare innertube when touring I don't when out on a day run and lifes too short and my backs too old to try to change a tyre by hand . so another wasted day ending with lift back home on a truck.
So...
Ive replaced the inner and put this
http://bikeseal.co.uk/  into it .





Anyone tried this specific brand before? its used by police & military forces apparently.

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Re: Another puncture and life's too short...
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 06:09:11 AM »
some here have sealed the rim, eliminate the tube, and run tubeless tires.
hoping someone will comment on that.
https://www.flexsealproducts.com/product/flex-tape/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw5s3cBRCAARIsAB8ZjU3K2fKompxl5hZtGx6KQ3aH-4R5gqcnd8FoohCGDK-XaJP7mwXLrqUaAvFQEALw_wcB


« Last Edit: September 08, 2018, 06:19:19 AM by yogidozer »


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Re: Another puncture and life's too short...
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2018, 09:35:15 AM »
I use Slime as a quick repair on spoked wheel tire punctures, but find that it does funny things to the tire's balance during acceleration and deceleration. In addition, it can cause valve stem issues. I've not used the product you mention, but anything that increases unsprung weight is bad in my paradigm. My strategy for avoiding the common rear tire flat is to use a mud flap on my front fender. Your front wheel agitates pointy things as you roll over them. It is just a matter of time before something hits that rear tire and sticks. The mud flap keeps those pointy things laying close to the pavement or completely knocked aside, reducing your chance of puncture. It is a technique sworn by among London Moto-messengers...

« Last Edit: September 08, 2018, 09:43:52 AM by Sheepdog »
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Re: Another puncture and life's too short...
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2018, 09:38:52 AM »
good idea Sheepdog  :thumb:

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Re: Another puncture and life's too short...
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2018, 10:16:17 AM »
I use one on my sporty bike, too. I attached it to the bottom of the engine on my BMW R1200RS. The front fender on the Beemer is too flimsy to support one and it would look bad, anyway. Under the engine, the mud flap is hardly noticeable...

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Re: Another puncture and life's too short...
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 03:26:10 PM »
Good call on the mudflap idea, gonna do that too. Cheers

 


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