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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:41 am 
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Any reason to replace a latex tube after a season? Put about 700-900 miles on mine last season, with no flats (then they were deflated pretty much all winter).. Not a ton of miles, but I recall someone saying that they replace theirs every season due to the stretching or something.

Thanks for the opinions.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:49 am 
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VTBike wrote:
Any reason to replace a latex tube after a season? Put about 700-900 miles on mine last season, with no flats (then they were deflated pretty much all winter).. Not a ton of miles, but I recall someone saying that they replace theirs every season due to the stretching or something.

Thanks for the opinions.


I replace my latex after each use :beerchug:

OK couldn't avoid the fun in that tongue-in-check reply - I've been more than satisfied to use my tubular tire and clincher latex tubes for years and years - I don't flat often so have no reason to toss them prematurely.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:08 am 
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Take a look and decide. Some seem to last better than others.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:31 am 
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absolutely no reason to replace after only one season....why?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:17 am 
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Does anybody else get ripples in their latex tubes from dimpling rim tape, and does anyone know if the rippling poses any issues with the integrity of the tube?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:42 am 
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I've never replaced a latex tube unless I've had a puncture, and that's happened twice. Both due to pinches on gravel roads (one actually happened on a real strada biancha. A fond memory). I've been using Michelins.
Latex tubes adapt to the "terrain" of the rim bed. That's one reason for their low rolling resistance.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:17 am 
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The dimpling is normal. You don't need to replace them each season.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:10 am 
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I'm considering getting some, how long do they hold up for with 150-200miles a week being ridden on them?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:07 pm 
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Nice! Thanks for replies. That's what I wanted to hear.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:20 pm 
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Hi,

If it's any help, I have several sets of latex inner tubes that have been in use (on and of) for more than ten years now.
For as long as you do not over stretch them and store them away from UV rays (sun and artificial light sources) they can last a very long time.

Ciao, ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:44 pm 
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beardking wrote:
I'm considering getting some, how long do they hold up for with 150-200miles a week being ridden on them?

I used latex with my wheel for about a year I BELIVE I have done 1500 miles and no issue so far. Only real risk is when you want to take it out maye to move it to another tyre, then it is very sensitive to be pinched and gone.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:41 pm 
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second question, do i get the michelin ones or the vittoria ones? is there any difference?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:04 pm 
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The Michelin is green and the Vittoria is pink.

(Tongue out of cheek) They both seem to be of excellent quality.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:11 pm 
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Either brand works for me. If I get Mich tubes I get the 19-22 size. I will even patch the tubes. Use an old tube to make the patch and use the glue out of a regular patch kits. Works great.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:27 pm 
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beardking wrote:
second question, do i get the michelin ones or the vittoria ones? is there any difference?


I'm very happy with the vittorias. While people exist that have had negative experiences with both, it seemed like more people said to stay away from michelin.


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