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POLL: new tire... new tube?

Do you put a new tube in with a new tire?  

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  1. 1. Do you put a new tube in with a new tire?

    • No, i keep on using the same old tube.
    • Yes, i put a brand new tube in.
    • Dealer changes my tires, so i don't know.
    • Never ever changed my tires.
    • There is a tube in the tire???


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I always use the tube again and again. I have been riding since I was 6 years old (now 37) and never had a tube go bad due to age. Only flated due to a puncture or low pressure. Keep the rubber side down!

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I always use the tube again and again. I have been riding since I was 6 years old (now 37) and never had a tube go bad due to age. Only flated due to a puncture or low pressure. Keep the rubber side down!

except for backflips and wheelies..... :)

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I always replace 'em. While I'm in there, why not? It's cheap insurance.

what he said :D

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Put a new one on - check the old one - if it's still good box it for a spare. Whats $8 or so bucks when you got the thing off anyway. We run 4 bikes and as was said "it is cheap insurance"

Olson6

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I use Ultra Heavy Duty Tubes, front and rear, just bought a new front one when I changed the tire, $21.00. :D

But here in PA, there are a LOT of sharp edged rocks.

HD is the only way to go. :D

I don't change them everytime, probally once a year.

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I run MOOSE heavy duty tubes. In 22 years of racing I have gotten 2 flats (they happen). I have pinched 3 tubes from rushing a tire change. HD tubes minimise the chance of pinching a tube.Duct tape the rims, and run baby power inside the tire, this will keep the rubber to rubber friction lubricated. I never change a tube unless I have to. You guys that change tubes every time you do a tire swap, send me your old good tubes in case I pinch another tube!

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hell I patch mine with bicycle tube patches until there's no room left for another!

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l don't get these guys that say they put a new one in every time "it's cheap insurance".....against what? I keep a spare tube in my spare parts bin, and only use it if I get a flat or pinch a tube while changing. A new tube won't help you to not pinch it when putting the tire on will it? seems to me the new ones pinch just as easy as old ones. And I dont ever remember seeing tubes fail due to their age. I pulled one out of an old honda sl100, think the tire was about 10 years old. It still held air, and after I muscled the tire off, I put the tube back in the new tire.

So my answer is, yup, re use the old one till it won't work anymore.

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re-use the same one... I can change tires pretty fast so not a big deal to change tubes.

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I use the old tube unless there is an obvious defect. I run HD Bridgestone tubes with lots of baby power.

I have noticed that my HD tube develops rubber ball inside of them (you can hear them roll around as you spin the wheel with the bike on a stand). :banghead: Doesn't seem to be a problem so far.

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I use the old tube and just coat it with baby powder

Same Here!!!

Check out the condition of the rubber around the stem that the rubber is not worn or cracked. :p

Wash the OLD tube, dry the OLD tube, coat with Baby Powder. :applause:

Coat inside of NEW tire with Baby Powder making sure it is 100% covered. :ride:

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http://www.tireballs.com/

After seeing these things,

this is what I'm getting next!

Yup, they're expensive .....

but not to ever have to worry about a flat,

no extra tools and spare tubes,

and tire inflation stuff to carry

on long remote trips ..... priceless.

Besides, I'd rather carry a camera instead!

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I would replace the tube just to upgrade to heavy duty tube

we get heavy duty tubes standard in Australia! :bonk:

Ultra heavy duty tubes the best! :applause:

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