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    Question Front tire flat already!

    Hi guys,

    Bought a new TW200 on the July 30th after 5 rides over 3 days and a piece of bailing wire poked the center of my front tire. Now i wish i would have purchased the tire protection plan, oh well.

    My questions are:
    Are there tubes in these tires?
    What is the difficulty factor to remove the front tire for repair? (2015 Disc brake)


    Thanks for any help

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    You can also get a heavy duty tube for that front tire if you want. You might consider putting some Ride-On in it when you fix it. It balances and seals leaks.
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    O, and welcome to the forum!!!
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    Morning MacRocker, and welcome. The very same thing happened to me. I picked up a 6" strand of high tensile dragline off a logging road. I replaced the tube and bought a can of fix-a-flat just in case. Guess what, 2 rides later, 12 miles in, I get another flat. The 2 other riders I was with were astounded when I pulled out that can, we finished the day no problem.



    There are other sealing products like "ride on " and "slime" that seal minor leaks. I personally won't go anywhere w/out it now.
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    Welcome MacRocker. Front tire flat repairs are not difficult. Youtube some how-to videos, or simply remove front wheel yourself and take to a shop for an affordable repair if you don't have the tools or inclination to do complete flat fix yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueduce View Post
    Morning MacRocker, and welcome. The very same thing happened to me. I picked up a 6" strand of high tensile dragline off a logging road. I replaced the tube and bought a can of fix-a-flat just in case. Guess what, 2 rides later, 12 miles in, I get another flat. The 2 other riders I was with were astounded when I pulled out that can, we finished the day no problem.




    There are other sealing products like "ride on " and "slime" that seal minor leaks. I personally won't go anywhere w/out it now.
    So this will work with a tubed tire? Never gave that a thought!

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    I replaced my front tire and put a HEAVY duty tube in.... That was like making love to a Tasmanian Devil... HOLY CRAP!

    Jim
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    If you choose to do it yourself, make sure first that there is nothing else sticking through the tire – you can do this by running your fingers around the inside of the tire if you wish, but be warned, you’ll probably find something by ripping the tips of your fingers.

    You’d be surprised at the number of people who forget this and end up with a second puncture.

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    However you cut it, seeing you're TW sitting on a rim is a depressing sight. It's like " oh crap ", you best just suit-up, cause your go'n in.
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    Thanks for all the replies!

    One more thing, should i place a wood shim in the brake caliper to keep it from closing?

    Thanks again everyone! I'll let you know how it goes!

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