Puncture proof tyres

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Re: Puncture proof tyres

Post: # 226814Post oldjerry
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:03 pm

Don't know about kevlar tape(too modern for me) but you used to be able to get something called OKO which stays liquid inside tubeless tires.MC couriers always swore by it.

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Re: Puncture proof tyres

Post: # 226815Post JillStephens7
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:09 pm

What hubby used was 'Stan's tubeless'. Sounds similar to what other people have mentioned I think, :dontknow: you take the inner tube out, add a liner and put some tyre sealant in. Not uncomfortable at all :scratch:

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Re: Puncture proof tyres

Post: # 226844Post The Prehistorian
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:04 am

Solid tyres can be pretty aweful to ride on. Dunno about the newest ones, but some of the older ones, although not p*nct*ring, they did cut up pretty bad after very little use.

Best tyre that I've used on the road is the Marathon Plus - very p*nct*re resistent due to inbuild kevlar belt etc. Although they are not as fast as many other tyres I've only had one p*nct*re in the 3 or 4 years of use, and that was the other week after riding through some major hedge cuttings, compared to many more p*nct*res, on my other bikes withdifferent tyres, used over the same terrain.

Tyre liners can work but need care in fitting and inflation - they may prevent p*nct*res but friction with the tube can cause damage.

If you use a slime like product, just remember, if you do get a thorn in the tyre - DON'T pull it out! I prefer not to use slime as if you do get a hole that it can't handle, you can get pretty messy trying to change the tube - not good when you are on your way into the office.

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Re: Puncture proof tyres

Post: # 228106Post surlymonkey
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:36 am

I also second the Marathon Plus tyres. They enable me to ride around glass strewn roads with gay abandon! They're pricey, but there are cheaper alternatives on Fleabay.

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Re: Puncture proof tyres

Post: # 228112Post pelmetman
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:45 am

How about the stuff you can buy for emergency roadside tyre repairs, I think you just spray it in through the valve?
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