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Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

Yes. I did see that. I think there are...

Yes. I did see that. I think there are applications where they may make sense and ones where they don't. Knowing which are which may be tricky :)

All that said I have not opened my wallet for...
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

I don't know about that pass since I haven't been...

I don't know about that pass since I haven't been there, but suspect I'd be tempted to let it roll all the way down if the surface was decent at all. I have done so on some a long descents with at...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

The weight saved will vary pretty widely...

The weight saved will vary pretty widely depending on the tire size and the number of spare tubes. Also it will vary if you compare regular butyl tubes or light weight ones. Someone running 25mm...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

Okay so in a different vein... I have said here...

Okay so in a different vein... I have said here and elsewhere how my tubeless setup has been completely trouble free. Well today I had a tire failure that is probably on the verge of fatal. This...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

Sounds like a sensible approach. I probably...

Sounds like a sensible approach. I probably wouldn't replace tubes with them when not changing tires or at least remounting them for some other reason. Also with a light supple tire they make...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

Cheaper than converting to tubeless unless you...

Cheaper than converting to tubeless unless you are already tubeless compatible. Worth it? That depends on the rider. I think it just might be for me in some situations.
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

That hadn't occurred to me. I wonder if that is...

That hadn't occurred to me. I wonder if that is an issue and if so how much.


They are also a lot smaller. This is a bigger deal for a bike with bigger tires so for a MTB it amounts to a good bit...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, not gonna happen. I will forget about that...

Yeah, not gonna happen. I will forget about that worry.
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

I guess that one place where I am real likely to...

I guess that one place where I am real likely to use one first is as a spare tube for my tubeless equipped MTB. As it is I don't carry a spare since a suitable butyl tube is so big and I am pretty...
Forum: Touring
08-14-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

Thanks, That is helpful. When you say "start to...

Thanks, That is helpful. When you say "start to soften" do you think that is actually close to failure? Or is there yet more room for error?

It is possible to get a rim above 185 F but I am pretty...
Forum: Touring
08-14-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By staehpj1

TPU tubes with rim brakes?

It seems the recommendations vary on this. Some brands say disc brakes only because of potential heat problems. Anyone have thoughts or personal experience with this? It seems the advantages are...
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