vee rubber tires and the famous air leak

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tboner

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I'm about to sink in to the 26" tub of air leak headachs and have a question.

Based on all the 26's out there do certain wheel mfg'rs hold air any better than others or is it just the nature of the beast runnning a Vtire?
I know you can put a tube in to fix it and Slime works sometimes and Ride-on seems to do nothing for the bead/sidewall leaks, correct?

I saw that there was a poll on leaky tires but was wondering if there was any consistancy with any one manufacturer over the other.

hope this makes sense, any input would be great as I'm not sure which way to go?

oh, and the guys that use Slime or Ride on are you using stick on weights to balance since you cant use dyna beads?

thx
 

Bill

I used to own some shit!
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2400 miles on mine and it leaks about 5psi a week.

WanaRyd sent it to me mounted and I don't think they used any artificial sealer.

I think its 45% luck, and 55% how good the guy doing the mounting is...

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tboner

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Bill your not running any goop inside your tire?
this issue is the only thing holding me back from buying that CB swag as I promised myself I wont wear one until I'm chopped......its gonna be an expensive shirt.
 

Bill

I used to own some shit!
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Bill your not running any goop inside your tire?
this issue is the only thing holding me back from buying that CB swag as I promised myself I wont wear one until I'm chopped......its gonna be an expensive shirt.

Not that I know of, send WanaRyd a PM to be sure

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metalmaniac

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V-rubber is junk!! unfortunatley its the only choice we have. i dont care if leaks a little or a lot. i tried no sealer,with sealer,moving tire on rim.JUNK!! You spend thousands of dollars on a build only to rely on a $ 180 piece of shit tire. There im done
 

slothy

Balls
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I put some ride on in my new one. Before it would leak down in 2 days now it after a few miles with it seems to be ok now..my last vee rubber didnt leak at all

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slothy

Balls
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little birdy told me there is a new version of the tire that supposed to be leak free now - has a thin blue strip on it to note its the updated version, softer compound also.


can anyone verify?
 

smooothone23

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Bill your not running any goop inside your tire?
this issue is the only thing holding me back from buying that CB swag as I promised myself I wont wear one until I'm chopped......its gonna be an expensive shirt.

I, like tboner, am not a poser. Once the cut is done I will order the shirt.....lol This is an expensive club to get into thats for sure!
 
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Thomason Performance

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little birdy told me there is a new version of the tire that supposed to be leak free now - has a thin blue strip on it to note its the updated version, softer compound also.


can anyone verify?

I'll have an answer shortly...
 

yardsale

Up in da one fiddy...
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I haven't done 208 with my 26" but it I can vouch that it doesn't leak. Colorado Customs mounted it for me when I bought my wheel from them so I don't know if they used a tube or not... I'm probably not a lot of help on this subject... lesbian porn is okay tho....
 
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