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  • mangatank
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    What’s a tub? 😕

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Tubular tyres.

    mangatank
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    The sort of thing you glued onto rims in the old days? I had to Wikipedia them!

    This isn’t helping is it? 😉

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Not really! Thanks anyway 🙂

    Edit: Currently thinking the latex bases ones not so good for tubs so looking at the glycol based ones like the Specialized AirLock. Any experience of using it in tubs here?

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Apologies if it’s been done before, quite a bit of googling and can’t find a decent answer. It’s for a Schwalbe tub that seems to have a very slow leak in it. So what do you use? Thanks.

    lightman
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    I had a small 2oz bottle of Stans that I split between two tubs, one had a small puncture, the other one was fine so just a precaution.
    Punctured tyre has been fine since.
    Im guessing my tubs used latex tubes.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    quite a bit of googling and can’t find a decent answer.

    Really? I found various useful stuff – no personal experience, but it looks like some handy links to other discussions at places where people might know better than here.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tubular+sealant

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Thanks. Just good quite a bit of conflicting advice. Was hoping for an “I used this and didn’t die” sort of response 🙂

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Bit more digging and it looks like Schwalbe’s own sealant is latex based and they recommend that for their tubs, so I’m just going to pour some stans in there and see how it goes.

    leggyblonde
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    It’s not the latex that buggers the tubes, but the ammonia. Dugast recommend caffe latex as it is ammonia free.

    I would still try and keep the tub inflated at all times though to ensure that the sealant doesn’t stick the tube to itself.

    TiRed
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    Tufo Extreme Tyre Sealant in mine

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Looks like Schwalbe’s own jizz contain ammonia and that’s the one they recommend for their tubs. Weird.

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