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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 19-Mar-2019, 12:56 PM (747) Thread Starter
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Question on tubes ?

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Ihave a 2011spoked wheeled GS which has the pressure sensors in each rim
On a recent trainging course they mettioned that you could use tubes inside the wheels if you have a flat which could not be pluged

Is this correct ?
And what sizes tube to get ?
And what are the best tyre lever set to use ?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 19-Mar-2019, 01:09 PM (756)
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I'm interested too, I've heard of people carrying one 18" tube that will work on either wheel? 2005 for me, but the same wheels, I think.

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Bought the fancy Best Rest tire iron/bead breaker system, not used it yet, I intend to also use it to change tires at home, which I'll do a few times a year.

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Hello all
Ihave a 2011spoked wheeled GS which has the pressure sensors in each rim
On a recent trainging course they mettioned that you could use tubes inside the wheels if you have a flat which could not be pluged

Is this correct ?
And what sizes tube to get ?
And what are the best tyre lever set to use ?
So I presume the TPMS/RDC would have to be removed to install the tube?
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Nope, just install the tube.

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Would the tube not rub against the sensor ?
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Well, as long as it's not too sharp, and it's not like there should be any movement on that area, so it should be ok, and people do it, so seems to not be an issue.

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Tube should be a temporary measure. TPMS will not work while tubes installed. Carrying a tube is easier than carrying a spare tire for a non-pluggable puncture/gash.

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The TPMS sensor will not interfere with the tube as it must be removed to allow the Tubes valve stem to protrude through the Rim.

TPMS Sensor and Valve stem are integral.
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I know it was a silly question once I looked up a picture
But know i have another question

I think the valve stem hole is off center its to dark to go out and have look tonight
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