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Old 06-22-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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My tube swallowed a watermelon!!

Would you use this again? 21" Front tire tube, 4700 miles.

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Old 06-22-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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If it holds air, I wouldn't hesitate to use it again. The tire certainly won't take that shape.

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Old 06-22-2014, 02:32 PM   #3
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Normal. Blow up a new tube and it will do the same thing.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:34 PM   #4
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Save for a spare. Always install a new tube w/a new tire.

And yeah brrand new cheapo tubes will do that. Good tubes won't.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:04 PM   #5
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The rest of the story...put in a new tube (a bikemaster pos), took it out for a spin, five miles later, at 70mph, the fucker went flat. In 93, 75% humidity had to patch a 1/8" split on a radial seam. Fortunately I had a rim lock. Moral of the story, don't buy no stinkin' cheapo tubes! BTW, if you stretch your jacket over the mirrors/handlebars, and it's 3pm, you can make a small shaded working area.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:25 AM   #6
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I had Michelin Tubes fail really quick also.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:18 AM   #7
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The name doesn't make it a good tube. The materials and construction do. So all you really said was I had a Michelin tube that was shit.

Barum (now Mitas) used to make these killer red natural rubber tubes. So did Trelleborg. Now days I trust Bridgestone and Michelin Ultra Heavy tubes.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:46 PM   #8
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I just received 2 Bridgestone uhd. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:42 PM   #9
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I just received 2 Bridgestone uhd. Thanks for the recommendation.
If it's going on your 990, you should think twice about using the UHD. They get hot at 990 speeds.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:24 AM   #10
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854232
Seems like mixed reviews. I'll try it for a while and report back.
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