Tire liners

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by wild, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    Well I got my City trecking tires by Michelin with protek plus, new tubes, and slime tire liners. I cant seam to get the tire liners in so thay sit flat and are centered. is there some thing I don't know or am I doing it wrong. any tricks that help???
     
  2. HandsomeRyan

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    I've seen a friend tape them into the tire before installing it onto the rim.
     

  3. radracer

    radracer Guest

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    slime tire liners? sounds more gooey than slidey
     
  4. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    Thay are made by slime thay feel like a soft vinal, I was thinking maybe a little heat from a hair dryer,
     
  5. COSMTBFAN

    COSMTBFAN DAS BOOT!!

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    What I do is put 1/2 of the tire on, and inflate the tube a little. It needs to be inflated just enough to hold the liner in place, while you tuck in between the tube and tire, through the open side. You can adjust it to you satisfaction from there, then pop the other half/side of the tire on, inflate, and ride the wee out of it!! I use liners in my MTB tires, and have taken them off several times, and once I figured out this technique, it has bee very easy!! HTH!!
     
  6. cyclepro

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    How much do the liners help keep from getting flats?
     
  7. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    cosmtbfan thanksfor the the tip, it seamed to work I got bouth tires changed with new tubes and liners, + the tires have a belt of somthing, PROTEK PLUS, rode good with 85# in them 26x1.85s

    Cyclepro I don't know how good the liners work but 2 flats a week I had to try somthing

    I like the looks of them Michelen City trecking tires. I will let you know how thay work out for me.
     
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  8. fatandslow

    fatandslow New Member

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    I had some kevlar liners in my old road bike 10-15 years ago, and they worked very well at preventing flats, even here in goat-headville. The advent of kevlar belted tires has pretty much obviated the need for them.
     
  9. COSMTBFAN

    COSMTBFAN DAS BOOT!!

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    They work ok, but I think that if I hit a gnarly enough sticker or something, I'll have a flat anyway. After I bought the liners, I found that my flats were coming from the rim. They were not deburred enough where they drilled through the inner wall of the wheel!! DOH!! Once I deburred all of the holes, my flat tire problem was fixed!!
     
  10. HandsomeRyan

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    Shouldn't rim tape prevent this?!
     
  11. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Wondering that myself.
     
  12. coco2

    coco2 Well-Known Member

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    I had the same problem as you hophead, the normal rim tape wasn't providing enough protection from the rims so i replaced it electricians tape which seemed to work...and its lighter than normal rim tape as well...
     
  13. COSMTBFAN

    COSMTBFAN DAS BOOT!!

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    Well, the rim tape would slide out of the way, and then the rim would cut my tube. It was very frustrating situation, to say the least!! This caused me about ten flats in all, and I have it taken care of now, thank goodness!! I deburred the inner rim, and also bought some Velox fabric rim tape, and this stuff is very good. It has an adhesive on the inner portion, so once it is applied, it stays in place. Again, all of this happened on a MTB, not a roady.
     
  14. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    I had to start putting liners in my Mountain Bike even with kevlar tires. We have these horrible plants with about 1" thorns that where eat through tubes left and right.
     
  15. mikethebike

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    Those are hard to even step on with shoes, they go through mine!
     
  16. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Velox is the best. That's all I use. Just make sure that you are using the proper width tape for the rim. Too narrow and it will creep around on the rim.
     
  17. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I bought two rolls, 100 yards each. Set forever.
     
  18. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Sweet! I didn't know it came in 100 yd rolls. Who carries it that way?
     
  19. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    That's a very good question. This was when I was importing bike gear into Australia. I have no idea where it got it from. I still have most of a roll left.
     
  20. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Hmmm, so this is not likely something that QBP would carry?