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Specialized Airlock Sealant in Tubulars(4 posts)

Specialized Airlock Sealant in Tubularspurplepaul
Apr 21, 2003 3:11 PM
In another thread, poster terzo rene said that Specialized sealant worked well in non-Tufo tubulars but the Tufo sealant did not.

I am interested in hearing the experiences of others who may have used either product in good quality tubulars, even as a last resort to carrying two spares.


Often makes the tire un-repairableKerry
Apr 21, 2003 4:11 PM
The sealant can get extruded through the hole in the tube and thereby glues the tube to the inside of the casing, making it very hard to clean things up so the tire can be repaired. If a tire was on its last legs already, it's something to consider. Otherwise, you may well need to throw the tire away if it needs further repair or if the sealant doesn't work well and you have to fix that original flat.
It might be OK for cheap training tubularsMR_GRUMPY
Apr 21, 2003 4:48 PM
If you train on sew ups, it might be a good idea if you use cheap ($30) ones to train on. I would never put it in a good ($50-75) one, since you would never want to open it up for repair. The Conti Giro would be a good candidate for this sort of thing.
What about getting two flats far from home?purplepaul
Apr 21, 2003 5:17 PM
I was thinking of carrying a small tube of sealant rather than two tubulars in case I happen to flat twice on one ride. I realize this would render the tire unrepairable. But, since repairing the tire would take a while on the side of the road, it seemed like an okay compromise.

How do you handle the possibility of multiple flats?