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    #16
    waste of time
    Last edited by stts; 03-24-2023, 04:49 PM.

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    • Retrorockit
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      Yep rode it until the slow leaking tires went flat, dumped it, then stole another one.

    • Retrorockit
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      Don't feel bad most of the bikes in Miami have been stolen twice.
      It's almost a form of bike share.

    • Retrorockit
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      Maybe MLK day Wheels Up Guns Down would interest you. The police started confiscating the dirtbikes and quads, so now it's a bicycle event.They ride I-95 enmasse and block traffic.
      My brother used to commute Miami, he moved to NYC where it's safer.
      Or maybe the Tuesday night Critical Mass rides. Hordes of cyclist form a peloton at night and ride all over the place. One car backed out of a driveway in front of them. 23 of them hit the same car.
      One guy here had 3 Ebikes stolen last Dec. 2 at once off his yacht while he was sleeping on it. This was FTL not Miami.
      Last edited by Retrorockit; 03-01-2023, 06:26 AM.

    #17
    I updated the Tannus Tire Liner thread in DIY Forum and added some info about the weight of various flat resistant tires Vs. the Tannus liners.
    I ordered a couple of these for my bike. Kind of like pool noodles made for bike tires. 15mm thick which with Scwalbe Big Ben Plus e bike tires=20mm flat protection.. They claim smoother ride, better grip, and some run flat capability. I didn't watch any Youtube , I just dived right in like an average bicycle enthusiast As

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    • Retrorockit
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      Bottom line here is that by careful selection of Schwalbe tires that don't have flat protection you can make up for the weight of a rear Tannus liner, and have better ride handling and flat protection, with no loss in acceleration. Schwalbe Tires NA has all the weight, tread compound and Ebike ratings listed.Only the Black Big Ben tires have all the features of the Big Ben Plus, without the heavy flat protection that isn't as good as Stan's in the tubes, and a rear Tannus liner.
      Schwalbe E-Bike Tires: Best driving comfort ✓ Latest technology ✓ Discover E-Bike Tires from Schwalbe North America online now!

    #18
    Retrorockit, hopefully, you haven't had the "pleasure" with the safeguards in place, but what's it like fixing a rear flat with the Tannus liner?
    Last edited by ncmired; 05-04-2023, 05:51 AM.

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    • Retrorockit
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      The only flat I had was a failed brand new inner tube. I'm running the Stan's Notubes type sealant inside the tube also. I haven't had a flat.It would take an object 1/2 inch long, and then a hole big enough to defeat the tubeless tire sealant in the tube.There is supposed to be some run flat ability with them. I wasn't very impressed with it. The broken glass, and steel cord tire wires that ere causing flats before don't seem to be an issue any more.

    • Retrorockit
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      When swapping to the lighter tires to make up for the tannus weight I broke doen the rear tire, and it wasn't bad. It wasn't as lippery as new, and it had molded itself to the shape of the tire. It came in and out with the tube. Still no flats.

    #19
    I've got some time in on my new tire setup. Stan's Notubes or Orange seal in the front tube, Tannus liner in the rear (there is a separate thread on that). With Schwalbe Big Ben 26"x2.15" tires.
    These tires don't have the heavy flat prevention layers of the Big Ben Plus. Only the Black Big Ben tires have the Moped speed rating, and use a higher thread count casing than the others. They ride and handle much better than the stiff flat protected tires, and weigh less than those or the colored versions. No flats yet with this setup.

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