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    Flat tire avoidance

    So I had Ghetto tubes less for a few years, then had to stop riding for another year. I want to get back into it but my tubeless system no longer works. I think I will give up to TL for now and go back to tubes. What are my options to avoid flats from snake bites thorns etc.? Iím a little bit out of the loop. Thank you
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    I think you should read the advice in the identical thread you posted in the other sub-forum.

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    Proper rim tape and tubeless ready tyres and good sealant.
    Less isn't MOAR

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    Thorn Proof Tubes
    Adding a strip of old tubes between the tube and tire
    Using commercial Tire Liners
    Using tires with extra lining - Schwalbe Marathon Plus
    Using a double wall rim with lots of space between the nipple holes on the rim and where the tube sits.

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    Great suggestions, thank you!
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    As a really really side note - The ultimate flat proof is moving towards motorcycle tires and motorcycle rims, thats what some in the ebike community do. 16" motorcycle rim is 20" bicycle tire, most will use a 19" motorcycle rim which is 24" bicycle size. 20" motorcycle rim is absolete, 21" motorcycle rim is 27 or 28" bicycle size. Not something you want to put on a normal bicycle/analog bicycle because when you start getting into motorcycle rims and motorcycle tires, for ebikes, those rims and tires weigh a ton compared to normal bicycle stuff.

    Bicycle puncture proof - Lots of people go to tubeless, which lots of people seem to have success with. The tire fits more snuggly to the rim, its a special kind of rim that is a tubeless rim. Special prep is needed, special liquid goo is required. The good thing is that you can carry a spare tube with you and use the tube when you get a flat. But the downside is you gotta deal with all that goo and mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt4x4 View Post
    As a really really side note -

    Something about the way you wrote this tells me that you might not have any idea what you're talking about.

    Either that, or english is not your native tongue.

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