inner tubes?

would a solid inner tube be ok for a unicycle wheel or what is a inner tube that would not go flat very easy mine finaly had so many goat head holes in it that it wont hold air for more than five minutes.:frowning:

get a thorn proof tube, there are also pinch-proof tubes
for the thorn proof=$6 …pinch proof $15

Re: inner tubes?

AnOldCripple <AnOldCripple@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> writes:

> would a solid inner tube be ok for a unicycle wheel or what is a inner
> tube that would not go flat very easy mine finaly had so many goat head
> holes in it that it wont hold air for more than five minutes.:frowning:

I’d stay away from airless tires (foam “inner tubes”), which are known
for their harsh ride, difficult control, and tendency to break wheels.

Puncture resistant tubes plus sealant might solve your problem.
Another option is converting to tubeless [http://www.notubes.com/],
which some peple swear by.

Puncture vine is not a big problem where I live, so I don’t really
know which alternative is best.

Ken

Are you riding on lots of thorns, or just with your tire pressure too low? A switch to a thorn-resistant tube and a check of the air pressure (keep your rim off the ground) should work wonders. Some people like to patch tubes over and over, but there comes a point when it’s time for a new one!

BTW, it occurred to me you may have thorns embedded in your tire. If you don’t clear the inside of the tire when repairing the tube, you may get new punctures from the same sharp object. Run your fingers (carefully) around the inside of the tire to make sure there aren’t any pokey things in there.

slime tubes. get real ones not imataions. theyll heall about 15 times.
pull out all the thorns before installing it. they also sell ultra thick slimes. and it that still doesnt work get some MR. Tuffys.

and make sure u go to a shop not a department store.

yeah i have been riding around my alley alot and in southern new mexico we have alot of “goat heads” (like 4 or 5 thorns in one) growing in the alley.
i didnt patch the tube i would just fill it with air before i would ride and i would hold air till the next day but now i bought a self sealing slime tube so hopefully that will work. :roll_eyes:

dude, don’t get the slime tubes, anything that they can fix will not puncture a thornproof tube or not even get close to puncturing a pinch proof tube

umm i gtg now byebye

get a thornproff + pichproof tube and fill it with slime!

Slimes a rip, If your out on a ride without a pump it dosnt help you any because it still goes flat.

I think you might be looking for these: http://www.greentyre.com/
It are solid tires. I’ve been unicycling with those, and you hardly feel the difference, and they do no harm to the wheel.

From years of MTB I have found that Stan’s sealant is the best. I just wore out a tire with out EVER having a flat. I have done about 1500 miles on the MTB with one flat due to a large, 1/4 inch hole that the Stan’s could not fix. I pulled a thumb tack out once and it hissed for a second, then sealed. I also had these goat heads of which you speak in the tire with no flats. Stan’s is lighter, easier to deal with and more effective than Slime(which I used in the past) My 2 cents!

Re: inner tubes?

leo <leo@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> writes:

> I think you might be looking for these: http://www.greentyre.com/
> It are solid tires. I’ve been unicycling with those, and you hardly
> feel the difference, and they do no harm to the wheel.

I give your review more credibility than my previous warning, since I
haven’t tried Greentyres. Still, Sheldon Brown is none too keen about
“airless tires” [http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html]. I found
this [http://www.ctcforum.org.uk/MesReplist.aspx?bcid=3&id=23508],
where you can find some discussion of greentyres. Based on that
discussion, I wonder of Leo is riding on a very smooth surface…

Ken

That were some good links. Yes, I did ride that greentyre one the smoothest and most level surface you can have…(on ice, with nails punched trough it)!
It was the 20" Blizzard model in yellow. You can see it in the movie “idle (close-up)” at this page.

But before I’ve abused that tire, I tried riding off and up streetcurbs, to see if I could hit the rim, or damage it. The unicycle did pass all my testing. I don’t think it will be ever significant that a certain non-lab damage to the rim/shape wont have been there when using an air tire. And advantually you will be able to damage everything. And no, a solid tyre will never be better than an air-tire. But the problem was flat tyres, not broken wheels. So I’d say give it a spin.
Anyway I (freestyle rider) still prefer an air-tire. But if I had to go around the world on a either a bicycle or unicycle, I serious would consider using the Greentyre. It’s behaviour definitly amazed me, as I was very sceptic of the concept in advance.

stan’s no tubes is pretty awesome stuff. do take your time on the install though. practice a few times then do it right.