thin-walled "DH" inner tubes ??

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  • Premier Icon scaredypants
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    need one or two to cut up and use for waterproofing batteries – anyone know what brand is too thin for riding DH on (and dirt cheap, of course)?

    jackal
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    It’s not very clear what you mean, as if it’s standard/thin thickness inner tube your after then it isn’t a DH tube…

    Do you mean a large volume but standard thickness inner tube??

    Maxxis do their freeride range which are a decent size but not mega thick, I think i’ve had some decent spesh ones too that were pretty big but standard thickness…

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Thanks for the reply,
    Yeh, I want “DH”-sized tubes that are too thin to merit the name but do have a nice big diameter so I can stretch ’em easily over a battery (so maybe 2,8 or 3 inch nominal size)
    I’ve seen the spesh ones (2.4-3) but a bit worried they might be sensibly thick rather than dangerously thin
    (perhaps I could buy some durex extra-safe instead ? 😳 )

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    MOAB, thin plaggy bags don’t do it for me, I want it tightly packed which is why I like inner tubes (also convince myself they’re a bit vibration absorbent 🙄 ) – I’ve been looking at thick polythene tubing though

    trail_rat
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    Wheelbarrow innertube.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Thanks TR <resists “yer mum” joke>, but they’re probably quite thick & not very flexible, at a guess ?

    ever used plastidip from a rattle can ?

    Karl33to
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    Hate to be another one of those people recommending alternatives to what you asked for, but have you considered self amalgamating tape, it seems to fit your needs. About 3 quid a roll on eBay.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    No, I like alternatives – I’ve only seen amalgamating tape on my satellite dish and it’s sticky and horrible. Is that not typical ?

    The Specialized ones are ‘normal’ thickness, just wider. (They’ve been my tube of choice for years now.)

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    My suggestion was to wrap tightly in tape, then pop in bag, and you can also wrap that in tape as well if needed. If you want some ‘cusion’, then use duck tape.

    Premier Icon Simon
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    I wrapped my cheapo Magicshine-a-like battery in self amalgamating tape, did the job nicely and wasn’t sticky and horrible.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    After a suggestion on here unused a balloon stretched over and then zip tied at the cable. Seems to work well and is obviously cheap. Took a couple of attempted before I managed not to split the balloon mind.

    coatesy
    Member

    Try checking RS Components for heatshring sleeving, they’ve got a massive range of sizes, colours, shrink ratios, thicknesses, and a choice of adhesive backed too.

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