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Flat Tires
« on: January 17, 2009, 05:52:09 PM »
While I was out at Alafia today I noticed like 2-3 people changing flats. I never get flats and was wondering if anyone else out there has the same good luck?

Seriously, it's been years since I've had a flat and I regularly ride all the hardest trails in or area. I put 40 psi in the tubes every other ride so maybe proper maintenance has something to do with it. I'm not running any special tubes or tires. Watch, I'll have a flat tomorrow.
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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 06:09:20 PM »
Yep, just jinxed yourself.  ;D
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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 06:25:53 PM »
I think because they run tubes that weigh like 10 grams to save weight and are .001 mm thick. Mine are 1.2MM thick and are 397grams a piece....lol
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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 06:41:33 PM »
I know in the past when I've changed tires that at least one of my tubes said "thin" on it. I certainly didn't ask for a thin tube so must have just been what the LBS had close by. Now that I have three bikes that just so happen to use three different size tubes I'll have to check into those thin ones to keep my Camelbak's weight down.

Krunnch, I think those heavy ass tubes were slowing you down today. Did I mention I was running a 14 tooth cog on my SS today?
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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 07:11:57 PM »
Look here bub. My fork weighs more than your bike. :P I wasn't that slow was I?  :'(
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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 10:03:06 PM »
Whats a tube?

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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 08:53:24 AM »
people still run tubes????

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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 09:21:43 AM »
No flats since I went tubeless! Excepet for the new tire I put on with no sealant in it :(. Seriously I dont think I could ever go back to tubes now.
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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 09:23:12 AM »
buying tubes is just giving your money away. and a waste of valuable time.  ???

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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2009, 09:33:11 AM »
buying tubes is just giving your money away. and a waste of valuable time.  ???

I like the slime tubes.  I change tires too often to go Stans.  Plus slime tubes have been working well for me.  IM from the OLD SCHOOL I GUESS>>>

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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2009, 09:45:46 AM »
riding a fixie... yeah, you could claim to be old school.  How about some retro bike outfits to go with that old technology?  ;D
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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2009, 09:47:53 AM »
riding a fixie... yeah, you could claim to be old school.  How about some retro bike outfits to go with that old technology?  ;D

LOL, I have searched the world over... and I am not willing to pay for retro gear when I get the latest gear free...

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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2009, 10:05:53 AM »
lol! ;D that would be sweet!

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Re: Flat Tires
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2009, 10:10:27 AM »
Whats a tube?
This
people still run tubes????
This
No flats since I went tubeless! Excepet for the new tire I put on with no sealant in it :(. Seriously I dont think I could ever go back to tubes now.
This
buying tubes is just giving your money away. and a waste of valuable time.  ???
And this. No flats since I went tubeless.


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