Tubes Flat tires

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by trader, May 11, 2007.

  1. trader

    trader Guest

    man have I had a lot of flat tires. I stay on top of my air pressure and I'm not ridding on any rough terrian any suggestions. Perhaps I should use "SLIME" also note I always purchase the best tubes available.

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    what is your tire size? how much pressure?
  3. spunout

    spunout Member

    Ever since i put on my "Mr. Tuffies" i havent had a flat :) , and that was...hmmm...that was long ago. before that, i carried a can of fix-a-flat and that always helped. even if the puncture was too big :shock: to seal, the fix-a-flat pumped enough air in tires to get me to destination. i HATE slime because if you use it, and then later have to use fix-a-flat, the chemical reaction (this is a guess as to why) of the two turns it all water-like :???: .
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    trader- where are the punctures occuring? Tread? From the spokes?
    How about a set of those "thorn proof" 12 dollar tubes?

    I can say I have never had a flat on the road in 40 years of riding. That's if you don't count the time I had a blow out on the front tire of my hardley ableson at 70 mph...... :shock: :cry: