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Discussion in 'The Shop' started by Full Trucker, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    If you run tubeless (and you should DEFINITELY be running tubeless, get with the program, McFly!) then you should always have these Bad Larry's in your tool kit. These little bastards have saved my bacon more than once on the trail... including a 3/4" long sidewall tear near the bead on my rear tire some 10ish miles from the end of a 30 mile ride. We "wove" the little tire plug in and out of the tear and then coated it with Super Glue (which you should ALSO have in your pack) and KAPLOW the fugger held.

    Genuine Innovations Side of Bacon for Tubeless Tire Repair: 20 Pack


    That said, you'll want to get one of the 5-pack Genuine Innovations UST Tubeless Plug Patch Kit that include the little tool to insert it into your tire before getting the 20-piece Side of Bacon above.

    You're welcome.
     
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  2. Adventurous

    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    How long have you been riding with the sidewall plug in? I have a tear in my front tire by the bead that I'd love to seal up and go back to tubeless. The only worry is it only has 400 or so miles on it, so I need something that will last me for a bit.
     
  3. rideit

    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Just ride on gravel paths. Problem solved!
    Looks intriguing.
     
  4. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Just put a tube in it, "which you should ALSO have in your pack".
     
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  5. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Another good sidewall patch material to use are those plastic credit card solicitations you get in the mail. They're thin, flexible, tear resistant and best of all free. Hold in place with the duck tape that you have wrapped around your pump handle. You do have duck tape packed this way, yes ?
     
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  6. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    was gonna post this
     
  7. slyfink

    slyfink Turbo Monkey

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    b.b.b.but I ride enduro?! no pack to put a tube in?!

    I saw these a while back at the auto repair shop (Canadian Tire for those here in Canuckistan). Are these the same as the car ones? would the car ones work in bike tires?
     
  8. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Will these work for an anal fistula?

    Asking for a friend.
     
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  9. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    How do you enduro without a pack ? I thought that wearing one was mandatory along with goggles on an xc helmet.
     
  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    $1. Have also used a Kind bar wrapper to patch sidewall tear.
     
  11. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Back in the day I knew racers who used their NORBA license as a sidewall patch.
     
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  12. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    That particular fix was temporary, it lasted me the rest of the ride and then it required something more substantial. When that is needed, I usually go with an internal auto tire patch glued in place. I've had really good luck with that, when the puncture is big. For normal small to medium punctures these plugs have lasted the rest of the life of the tire, often several hundred miles.

    No.

    And by "No." I mean I don't want to put a tube in it... my propensity to pinch flat tubes is unsurpassed. Plus, these little plug dealies are actually faster than putting a tube in it, and as mentioned above I've worn tires out with these plugs in them.

    Yes. At least that's what @stoney has told me.
    Not sure if they're the same... these are impregnated with some sort of gummy stuff that I am told is meant to soak up the sealant you have in your bike tires and really create a solid seal.
     
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  13. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Ok, that makes sense. But it's still a good idea to carry a tube. Besides, a spare tube is dual purpose, you can also use it as a sling/harness to secure a broken collar bone.

    I'm still new to running tubeless Only running tubeless in the front since I dented the rear. Really need to get my wheel rebuilt. Sucks cuz it's an I9 and it was only three months old when my dumb-ass sent it off a bridge and cased a root. Also was probably running too low pressure.
     
  14. canadmos

    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    The Crappy Tire ones look a lot thicker than these. And aren't bacon, so....
     
  15. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You should try some Nevegals. With tubes.
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Not sure if serious...:think:
     
  17. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Nevegals: worst tire in the history of mountain biking?

    Discuss...
     
  18. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Nah. I thought they were alright except for the pinch flats. But that might be influenced by their cheap cost at the time.
     
  19. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Now if you're looking for a truly frustrating and terrifying tire experience, thenI highly recommend a set Kenda Small Block Eights. Make sure to run at lest 45psi. and ride at night on leaf covered old school singletrack. Or any trail really...
     
  20. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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  21. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    What the deuce???!!! My Bacon thread got moved? To "The Shop" even? WTH forum is this? Never seen it before... I'm told to blame @johnbryanpeters...

    I do actually always carry a tube as well, usually two of them. And a SAM splint on real big rides where I'm way the hell out in the middle of nowhere.

    Somewhere around these parts there's a thread RE: what to pack in your pack for long rides...
     
  22. StiHacka

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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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  24. johnbryanpeters

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    You committed the cardinal sin of posting something useful, so I moved it. I await my beer.
     
  25. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    My hatred for the Geax Goma has eclipsed my dislike of the Nevegal tenfold.
     
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