3rd flat in under a month (Radwagon)

Barkme Wolf

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In the first 2 weeks my front tire went flat, no hole in tire, only tube. Patched, flat again 2 weeks. New tube, flat today- 2 weeks. Still no hole in tire. I am thinking it is the rim.
 

Barkme Wolf

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And it was a thorn, this time. Not sure if I had the thorn (embedded they said at the bike shop) in my tire the whole time or just this flat. Blackberry bushes everywhere.
 

jazz

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Yea I was getting a lot of flats especially the rear tire which is heavy on fat bike. Since Mr Tuffy - Zero flats. It is expensive but well worth not having the hassle. On a $1500 bike, $50 more is not really that much more
 

Barkme Wolf

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My LBS will do me front and back Mr. Tuffy for under $50. As a very lazy person, I think this is a good deal. The "Flat-less" tires run around $120 installed so hopefully I am not sacrificing quality for economy.
 

EddieJ

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Barkme Wolf, you mention rain, and something that many people aren't aware of is that in wet conditions, tyre/tires puncture far more easily.

I run a tubeless set up, so punctures are never an issue for me.
 

Barkme Wolf

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Barkme Wolf, you mention rain, and something that many people aren't aware of is that in wet conditions, tyre/tires puncture far more easily.

I run a tubeless set up, so punctures are never an issue for me.
Couldn't find where I mentioned rain but I am dyslexic so it might be hidden from my mind. Although I have only ridden in the rain once, living near Seattle it is inevitable. Good advice, thanks.
 

NoDTMF

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I just got a flat with tube filled with slime. Seems like it is just a tiny pin hole. So much for that stuff. We do use it in our dirtbikes with limited success, but Dirtbike tires are only filled to 12psi.
 
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walawn

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The best quality tubes, tire liners, and tires are worth their weight in gold. I paid about $100 for parts and $40 in labor for piece of mind when out on the trail
 

Barkme Wolf

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Left the Radwagon overnight to get fitted with some better tubes and Mr. Tuffy liners. Hope that does the trick.