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10/19/2013 2:35 PM

I'm getting really pissed at tubes. I just popped another one, then had to walk my bike 2 miles home. I've been using hutchinson 20% thicker bmx tubes, but they still pop at least once a month. I have double rim strips and always check my rim and tire before putting a tube on. Does anyone ever use these Are they heavy duty tubes? What tubes do you use? How long do they last?


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10/19/2013 2:38 PM

Dude , shit happens. What do you expect? And tubes are tubes. Don't pay 4$ more for "Heavy duty tubes" because they won't help anyway.

I use dollar store tubs and they hold up better than any tube. Just watch what you do , what you ride on , and how you install it. Don't make a thread because you're getting pissy at flats. Deal with it.


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10/19/2013 3:00 PM

Have you checked that no spokes are pulling through? Or for wear in the tires?
Those may be the cause.
And no I just use whatever tube my LBS has.


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10/19/2013 3:14 PM

I use Dan's heavy duties inside Animal ASM and a Fit FAF. I never get flats, however I believe it has more to do with the tire than the tube.


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10/19/2013 3:20 PM

If its a matter of thorns and shit puncturing through your tire then go to Sport Chalet or your lbs or who ever has them and get those liners that go in between your tube and tire. I've had them for 3 months and not one flat. Yesterday I accidentally rode through thorn and pulled out at least 15 thorns on each tire not even kidding and I didn't get a flat.


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10/19/2013 3:24 PM

I used to pop a tube like every other week, my uncle would ride and pop a tube every time he rode (big dude) I got a deal on a shitload of rim strips and went overkill and put 3 on each side and have not had a flat in a good 5 months.

I would take a rag and some water or something and clean the rim and the inside of your tire.

Whenever I run lower than 60 psi I always get flats from landing hard.


10/19/2013 3:29 PM

i would just buy tubes local if you can.. No use in ordering stuff if you can find them at walmart or something.


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