- Friday, July 03, 2020

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 Ghetto Tubeless!!
I've had at least one flat for 4 or 5 rides in a row. So, I try these Spin Skins tire liners ($40.00). First ride no flat. 2nd ride 2 flats! The liner is only 1.25" but my tire is 2.1 inches! After patching the tube I noticed the bike actually wobbling due to the liner being crooked(?) After 5 tries mounting and remounting, I gave up! So I see online people are going ghetto tubeless. $20.00 and 1 hour later I have tubeless tires. They seem to work great. I noticed a small goathead that I missed before. When I pulled it out the hole sealed within seconds. No flats on my first ride and the feel of tubeless is awesome. I had to check to make sure I wasnt losing air cause the ride was so much cushier. Anyway, if you haven't done this cheap mod, I suggest you give it a try.
Posted by Atomic socal a 42 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Santa Cruz Heckler from Homeland on 10/13/08

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