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    down side of tube tires!

    I purchased this TW for fun and also as a back up transportation.

    So I start working on my trucks front brakes. Mine has the disk and the hub as an assembly and so I had to run and get the grease cap due to a pin hole. I got almost to the parts store and the back tire is flat. screw in the tire. No tools with me. nothing. took 2 1/2 hours to finally get it home and back to work. I had a bright idea to use a can of fix a flat. It was good for a solid mile. I suspect when I finally get a chance to fix this the tube will be shredded. Tube tires are the worst!
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    Have you heard of Ride-On? https://amzn.to/2sg0shL

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    Never heard of it. I had already put the thick green slime in the tire before ever getting the screw. That was a tubeless tire. I will check into it more.
    TW200 number 2. 2018 1.1 miles when I picked it up.

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    OK so I was using the wrong type of slime. I was using the tubeless type rather than for a tube tire. When I put in the new tubes I will use the correct type and update if I have issues.
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    Haven't seen a heavy duty rear tube, someone should make one. Yep, that ride-on is what I use also. I use it in my street bike too to balance also.Wonder if we could use these like mountain bikes? Maybe 2 side by side?https://www.amazon.com/RhinoDillos-B...lat+prevention
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    https://www.amazon.com/Fat-Bike-Tire...lat+prevention, this 1 for fat tire mountain bikes. Maybe work too?
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    https://www.amazon.com/Fat-Bike-Tire...lat+prevention, for fat tire mountain bikes, even wider. This could prolly be used in the front as well I would imagine.
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    They would work for goat heads, smaller cactus spines, and the like that got between the lugs. Since the TW is MUCH heavier than a fat tire bike, nails, dry wall screws and the like would probably get through. I put my faith in Ride On. Never had a flat in 16,000 miles.
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    I keep telling myself year after year to go ahead and pull that nail out of my Duro ATV tire and fix the Ride-On filled tube properly.
    But that darn RideOn keeps holding the air in despite an 8 penny nail piercing the carcass.
    The day I noticed the nail I went ahead and pulled the nail out as per manufacture's recommendation.
    Well, she kept on leaking and would't stop!
    Thinking that Mrs.Fred's little darling was many a mile from any form of help I went ahead and stuck that darn nail back in.
    Hissing stopped. Have not lost pressure in over two years. Nail is still there.

    So RideOn gets a good review from me.

    There are several ways to go tubeless via sealing the spokes on rear TW wheels.

    The trailer wheel conversion via either 12" or 14" rims is another good tubeless option.

    Tubesless T-Dubery is on my bucket list
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