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    Junior Member Proud Highway's Avatar
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    Personally I'd ditch the tube, just to save some weight and space. But if ya got the room it wouldn't hurt a thing to take it and a repair kit.

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    Cheap-o bicycle tube repair patch kits from your local box store seem to do the trick for the stupid stuff I have done (drive over nails, thorns, pinch the tube and put a snake bite pair of holes in it with my tire iron...)



    They work great for me. I've never had a patched tube fail. And yes, it's possible to break the bead on a 14" rear wheel with three tire irons. That said, if your bike is old like mine, break the bead at home before you leave to make sure it's not rust welded to the rim.



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    I got a new rear tire for fathers day, so I'll let you know on the whole rear tire changing thing in a day or two.







    If I were planning a long ride I would:



    1. Use ride-on like your planning

    2. Carry a spare tube (front & rear). If you get the bead on the tire broke, it's easier to just replace the tube than try to patch it.

    3. Carry a good patch kit (not bicycle). What if...you have more than 1 flat? Hard for me to abandon a good patch kit too!

    4. Though I think the "Crutch" type jack is an excellent idea. Without said jack, I have had to lean my TW against a fence once while doing a field tire repair. There are many improvised jack items along the way (tree branch for example) which may work, but if you got the room, a jack would work.
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    http://tw200forum.co...9-tw-tube-size/



    Read post #11 I think it would work best for those running the ginormous rear atv tires


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    I've heard of that being done on a TW wheel, but I think it used up to much of the drop down space needed to remove a tire from the wheel. It might work well, but I'd check it out close before I did it.
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    Also, of all the tires available for the rear of the TW are any of them tubless tires or are they all designed for a tube?
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    All are tube type.



    Except for some Beemers and a smattering of other bikes anything with spokes is gunna need a tube.



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    I would carry a spare tube & patch kit. I have crummy luck & like to have a back up option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proud Highway View Post
    I'm planning a rather lengthy (800 mi) trip

    My plan is to put 12oz of Ride-On sealant in my rear tire as a prophylactic measure. How common are rear flats for those of you riding off-road?




    I've had my TW for 5,000 miles, never had a flat. I like to go up to old mining sites, which usually have lots of nails. I put Ride-On in both tires last Fall, so far so good. It's not supposed to be as good in tubes, but I think it will work OK unless you slice the tire or tube. Definitely put it in both tires...12oz rear, 9 front.



    Oddly enough, in 40 years of riding, I've never had a flat! I think that thoughtful slow riding and paying a lot of attention to debris in your wheel track will improve your odds significantly.
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