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Old 01-20-2021, 03:36 PM
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It doesn’t make sense to me that inner tubes cost as much as the tires.
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Old 01-20-2021, 03:51 PM
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I'm not trying to be cheap, just trying to get the best price possible, I can't see how an inner tube is worth $150, I'm thinking a little gouging going on...
Re-read post #2. Maybe El Niño affected the Michelin rubber trees...
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Old 01-20-2021, 04:20 PM
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Not made from natural rubber. A comparable tube that doesn't say airplane is around twenty bucks.

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Old 01-21-2021, 08:21 AM
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I'm not trying to be cheap, just trying to get the best price possible, I can't see how an inner tube is worth $150, I'm thinking a little gouging going on...
Of course gouging is going on... it's aviation related!
Michelin Air Stop tubes for bikes are less than $10 each. Go figure.
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:24 AM
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This trick has not been applied to my tires. For some reason they don't leak and hold pressure real good.
But having been in construction for 41 years we have problems with leaks in equipment tires. Seems to stop leaks.
I have used sealer goop inside of my tubed and tubeless tires for quite awhile.
Use the correct amount and it slides around inside the tire/tube and seals as it goes. Just squirt it in through the core tube.
Ya I suppose it would freeze at altitude and make an out of balance unit. I don't know. After all it is water based.
If mine ever take to leaking. I can guarantee I will use it before paying $150.00 for a tube and less for the tire. live on grass so tires last a long time.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:14 AM
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I’m surprised that no one has mentioned the time, cost, and aggravation of repairing or replacing an damaged/destroyed wheel pant after a flat.
Something to consider in the cost tradeoff.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:41 AM
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+1 on the Air Stops. One of those things that cost a lot and are worth it.

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Old 01-21-2021, 01:50 PM
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I replaced my Michelin airstops tubes after 14 years. The were still holding air. Count on only topping airstop tubes a couple of times a year, other brands will require many more fill ups
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Old 03-07-2021, 04:53 PM
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I cannot find a replacement for the nose tube. Looks like Michelin no longer sells them or is there a secret I am missing. I am DONE with the leak guards as I have replaced two in 2 years and want the AirStop.
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Old 03-07-2021, 05:29 PM
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I wonder where the Michelin Air Stop tubes are made?
.........France
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