Hi all, quick question.
I've never had tubed tires before, and I am worried about flats deep into the bush.
I was curious, rather than ripping off the tire and replacing the tube, is it possible to just plug the exterior tire and fill it up with air again (assuming the hole in the tube itself is large enough to let air pass through it and fill the tire itself).
Basically, I just wonder whether a tire meant for tubes could hold air in it without a tube. That would sure make roadside emergency repairs a lot easier.
Thanks for any input you can give.
If you get a flat with a tubed tire your screwed you can't really ride on it cause dirt wheels won't let the tire hold air, only thing you can do is get a heavy duty tube.
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Originally Posted by kevsninja
It's not the tire that won't hold it's the rim. It's full of spoke holes.
moose racing makes a foam insert that replaces your tube. impossible to get a flat since there is no air in the tire to start with
Buy a back pack. Tire irons ,tire pump , new front/rear tube, patch kit and make a jack for out in the bush. You will be glad you did when you get a flat 20 miles out in the bush. I also carry , water , snacks , hay wire wrenches, srew drivers etc. Make sure you have what you need to repair it if it breaks down.
Here is a picture of my jack. Check out this link