fdegrove wrote:Hi,The "best bet" is to ALWAYS CARRY A GLUED SPARE in your rear jersey pocket if you don't like hiking back in your 500 buck lightweight carbon soled cycling shoes! Sealant as a prophylactic is a great solution to start with BEFORE you flat out. And you WILL flat out. It is only a matter of time because in the end it is only a tire. We should have thought about injecting liquid latex 30 years ago! Stan's works great and is cheap protection. When you mount a new tire...put it in! And carry a pump and a spare!!!
Just have to reply to this....
Do as you like but putting a shot of liquid latex ( no matter what magic formula) is ruining a tubular before even starting.
I'd never do this with any high-end tub (i.e. the ones with at least a latex inner tube in them) as this will also require you to keep the tyre inflated at all times. If not the liquid latex will effectively glue the inner tube together making it nigh impossible to inflate again without ripping it to shreds.
The same thing happens with butyl inner tubes and, god forbid, Tufos sans inner tube.
Not to mention clogged up valves and the fact that it's only going to work for a couple of months, it will always tend to solidify at spots where the wheel is already out of dynamic balance and, after all that all you have left is dead weight.
As said, do as you like but please don't spread it as gospel without mentioning all the caveats first. Thx.
I always have some air in the tires so I never have to worry about the inner tube. I also never had one "shred" from the inside. Ever.
Although I heard all kinds of horror "stories" none of these concerns has proved true for me or anyone else using high end Veloflex, Vittoria or Conti's.
Clogged vales? Keep the valve at the 12 o'clock position when storing. Tires should be re-injected after a couple of months ... but by that time, our tires have already performed to their maximum life anyway so that concern is a non issue for us. I thought there might be a balance issue with the liquid...but it never reared its ugly head, so that is why I never mentioned it.
Guess you don't use thus stuff or you would have known about it. Don't like tape or sealant? That's cool. Do it the old fashioned way.
My guys set up all their high end rides with this system and have zero complaints. But they are always happy to glue!