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Old August 30th, 2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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Running tubes........

Does anyone run tubes in your tubeless tire?

just a thought, but this way if you got a sidewall gash or something, you'd still hold air (or be able to swap out the tube) enough to get you off the trail.
or even get one size bigger than you need an use them as a poor mans internal beadlock
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Old August 30th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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sounds good to me but never have done it
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Old August 30th, 2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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Does anyone run tubes in your tubeless tire?

just a thought, but this way if you got a sidewall gash or something, you'd still hold air (or be able to swap out the tube) enough to get you off the trail.
or even get one size bigger than you need an use them as a poor mans internal beadlock
They are called Stauns, you cheap bastard. You are not a poor man.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #4
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They are called Stauns, you cheap bastard. You are not a poor man.


I've got 2 kids on the way, so yes, now i am poor

damn jeep fund's already been stolen and re-named the baby fund
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Old August 30th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #5
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I know a few people carrying a spare tube in case of sidewall gash. That's prolly what I'll end up doing since they can compact down and store. Only problem with running them all the time can be heat buildup, especially if it sees any road time. Or so I've heard.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #6
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I've only seen the sidewalls gashed on a couple of tires that had tubes in them, and on both of those occasions, the tubes were gashed also.

I know some people who carry a spare tube with them, along with a peel-and-stick inner tire patch (about 3"x4"). Installed together after a tire gash, they can allow one to limp along on a tire that has been gashed. But I wouldn't want to do 65 mph on the freway with such a repair.

The main advantage of having a tube left installed in a tire is that it is harder to pop a bead due to low tire pressure. And if you do pop a bead, it's a lot easier to seat the bead again if there's a tube in the tire.

The problem is that it's hard to find tubes in the sizes that will fit most of the tires used offroad nowadays.
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