|Anyone ever use Spin Skins tire liners?||Becky|
Oct 20, 2003 6:08 AM
|I'm wondering how good these are at preventing punctures from junk in the road and if they're noticable once installed.
|re: Anyone ever use Spin Skins tire liners?||MR_GRUMPY|
Oct 20, 2003 6:14 AM
|If most of your flats are pinch flats, they won't help at all. If you get a lot of punctures, they might.
I get 4 or 5 flats a year, and 75% of them are snakebite flats.
Oct 20, 2003 6:41 AM
|...I hardly ever fl*t, but I was thinking of putting these on my commuter (once it's built) as a preventative for all the crap that I'm gonna have to ride through. The city/county rarely sweep the streets and bridges around here....|
|Two words--Specialized Armadillos.||The Walrus|
Oct 20, 2003 11:39 AM
|They're nearly bombproof. I haven't had a single flat in 4000+ miles on my touring bike since I put 'em on.|
|worst waste of money in [my] cycling history||DougSloan|
Oct 20, 2003 6:30 AM
|I bought some, and being the idiot I am, a set for several bikes all at once. Pretty expensive. Not only did I continue to get flats with the same frequency, but the stupid things make it extra difficult to replace a tube on the road. They don't stay in place. I ended up wadding them up and stuffing them in my jersey pocket, and even threw away the ones I had not even installed, yet.
My experience is that you are better off with tires with thicker rubber, like Gatorskins, to avoid flats.
|thanks for the advice! (nm)||Becky|
Oct 20, 2003 6:42 AM
|similar experience, and useless against thorns (nm)||Crankist|
Oct 20, 2003 6:44 AM
|And to that litany of hatred, I'd like to add.....||terry b|
Oct 20, 2003 6:53 AM
|My one and only pair caused two flats by getting bunched up inside the tire and abrading a hole in the tube.
bad, bad, double-plus bad.