Inner tube question

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Jimmy894
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Inner tube question

Postby Jimmy894 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 19:29 pm

Hi all

Just a quick one, I just punctured my slime inner tube whilst changing the tyre, I caught it with the little plastic tool.

Would you recommend slime inner tubes or are these good enough

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-qua ... nner-tube/

Many thanks

Arthur Scrimshaw
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Re: Inner tube question

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Feb 10, 2013 19:37 pm

Jimmy894 wrote:Hi all

Just a quick one, I just punctured my slime inner tube whilst changing the tyre, I caught it with the little plastic tool.

Would you recommend slime inner tubes or are these good enough

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-qua ... nner-tube/

Many thanks


Not a fan of slime, I use standard tubes. More about appropriate tyre choice for the time of year. What tyres are you running? Most can be fitted without levers.
And yes those tubes are fine although the last batch I bought had a tendency for the valve core to unscrew with a screw on pump such as a Lezyne road Drive, fine with push on pump heads. Easily sorted but annoying out on the road.

Jimmy894
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Re: Inner tube question

Postby Jimmy894 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 22:35 pm

I have Michelin Pro 3 on at the mo, there a bugger to get on aswell lol

They seem to tight to fit without leavers

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CiB
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Re: Inner tube question

Postby CiB » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:04 pm

Pro 3s do fit without levers, as long as you're prepared to roll your palms red raw trying to get the last bit over.

Never liked slime, prefer to use tyres that have a bit of resilience and watch what's on the road to avoid flats. Not a 100% method but it seems to work most of the time.

Danlikesbikes
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Re: Inner tube question

Postby Danlikesbikes » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:15 pm

The conti inners are OK for the price.
Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.

Jimmy894
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Re: Inner tube question

Postby Jimmy894 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:17 pm

Thanks mate

I had Vitoria pro slick on before these, I only picked these up as they were reduced on chain reaction cycles lol and they had a yellow tyre wall to match my bike

Fingers crossed they don't puncture too well

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Re: Inner tube question

Postby Danlikesbikes » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:58 pm

As long as your careful when fitting, basically I tend to put the first side of the tyre over the rim, put the inner in & get a bit of air in the inner (to avoid catching when doing the next bit), push the second side of the tyre into place or use levers if its a tight fit, fill the tyre up to circa 90-120 psi (depends on your personal choice & tyre type).

In this weather and with the roads in the condition they are I find having a good set of "all weather" tyres really helps with reducing the likelihood of a puncture.
Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.

Jimmy894
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Re: Inner tube question

Postby Jimmy894 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 08:24 am

Cheers Dan thanks very much, will keep my eyes out for some, I only go out when the roads are dry :-)

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Re: Inner tube question

Postby djm501 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:26 pm

Don't use slime - it doesn't work and just creates a mess that makes it more, not less difficult to repair the tube.


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