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    Anyone running Stan's in their fat tubes?

    I will soon be doing some remote bikepacking in Canyonlands on my Mukluk 3 with 3.8" Nates. Will take 1 (maybe 2) spare tubes.

    Makes me wonder if anyone runs Stan's liquid or other product in their tubes.

    I think with the 2-oz bottles of Stan's, it's possible to squirt it in via a removable-core valve. Haven't checked to see if the cores screw out of my Surly 26x3-4 tubes.

    Thanks for any insights!

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    Just a FYI, stans is ammonia and latex mold builder, you can make your own on the cheap. That said, it doesn't work all that well in tubes. It kinda works, but slime and other stuff works better. I run tubeless on one bike with my home-mix, but I wouldn't run that sealant in my fatbike that has tubes. I'd do a tubeless conversion (a bit of work evidently with a fat bike, but definitely do-able) and run sealant, then carry two normal (not motorcycle) fat-bike sized tubes with patches. It's good to plan for the worst.
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    Try searching, exact same thread a few weeks ago with discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    That said, it doesn't work all that well in tubes. It kinda works, but slime and other stuff works better.
    Some will say it does work, but i agree with what you have said.

    It seems to need an outlet to the outside through a tough tyre to make its seal and set the latex off. Putting it in a tube just seems to leak and squeeze stans into your tyre, i have had no luck with it either. YMMV
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    SLIME (for bike tubes)....the green stuff, you can get it anywhere, Wlamart, K-MART, Target...etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Try searching, exact same thread a few weeks ago with discussion.
    Yes, it was mine...go here.

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    You won't be a happy camper with a flat with Stans in the tube. It would be worth looking at tubeless. Once you have it worked out, you won't be happier.

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    Anyone running Stan's in their fat tubes?

    Sorry for the thread duplication. I will read the previous threads.

    I have run Stan's with UST rims and TLR tires for several years on my non-fat bikes. I am a huge tubeless fan.

    I am new to the fat bike world, and so many things are different. Just starting the learning curve.

    Will check out the various fat tubeless approaches!

    Anyone running Stan's in their fat tubes?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1379517759.570610.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    You won't be a happy camper with a flat with Stans in the tube. It would be worth looking at tubeless. Once you have it worked out, you won't be happier.
    So this is it? True happiness is tubeless that works? I'm going to quit dickin around with meaningless pleasures and just go tubeless.
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    Well crash, I was going to give you some good rep but I'm told I have to spread it around some first. Yes, tubeless is the key to a happy life. It cures depression caused by flat tires as well as the "I can't ride right now because of my flat tires" blues similar to what my son has from our ride earlier this week. Once tubeless, you will have limitless smiles and you won't even always understand why you are smiling. All of your relationships will be better and as more fatties become tubeless, we will likely see a drop in the divorce rate. It's a small thing that will work wonders in one's life.

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    Plus doing the stans dance with fatwheels is a workout!

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