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Need correct inner tube for front wheel
« on: March 25, 2020, 05:58:13 PM »
Using the Motion Pro bead breakers ended up causing scratches along my wheel bead that I may not be able to repair. So, I'd like to consider permanently using an inner tube. Search resulted in temporary sizes when in a bind. I need something that can be on the bike regularly.

What size inner tube precisely fits the front wheel?
The OEM valve stem is a TR412. What size valve stem should be on the inner tube?

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Re: Need correct inner tube for front wheel
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 07:01:24 PM »
You could try with epoxy for scatch fixing. Clean, apply and then use fine sandpaper to smooth the surface.

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Re: Need correct inner tube for front wheel
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 07:18:06 PM »
Thanks for the recommendation. What do you recommend, JB Weld?

I used a dremel with a sanding attachment and then 800 grit sand paper in the areas where it was leaking, and it seems to have worked. So far the pressure has been holding steady.

I think I'll get a couple of tubes for my long road trips in case I have to change a tire along the way.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 07:20:49 PM by 1uglybastard »

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Re: Need correct inner tube for front wheel
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 08:43:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by 1uglybastard [+]
Thanks for the recommendation. What do you recommend, JB Weld?
It should work perfectly - it's less fluid that clear epoxy and less fragile. Dremel is great for sharp edge removal, once removed sharp edges just fill the scratch with epoxy. One trick - apply the epoxy on wheel at room temperature. I mean - don't do it in a cold garage and cold wheel, epoxy could became too viscous and wouldn't fill well the scratch.

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« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 08:50:19 PM by timur »

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Re: Need correct inner tube for front wheel
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 02:08:34 PM »
there are bead glues used by truckers that work great a parts store like NAPA in the USA will stock it
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Re: Need correct inner tube for front wheel
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 02:23:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by motorboy [+]
there are bead glues used by truckers that work great a parts store like NAPA in the USA will stock it
Wow - there is specific products for virtually all problems. Seems to be far better than epoxy.

P.D. If you can't find a product to fix your problem your problem doesn't exists yet  :001:

 


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