One of the best accessories for any bike you can buy in my opinion is a product called No-Mor-Flats.
Once you install them, you never buy another tube. Only tires.

What promped this instructable that one of the falisies is that they are difficult to install.
Which couldn't be farther from the truth.

Installing No-Mor-Flats will take you about 15 minutes if that long if done properly.
I've installed them on every bike I've owned, 7 so far, over the past ten years and I love them.

They came in every size one could image for every tire size out there.
Unfortunatly Bell, who purchased No-More-Flat, has quit manufacturing them at the time of this writing. But...

There are still some around and in stock at certain locations of Walmart!
- so check your local Walmart to se if they still have some in stock..

And / or you may find them at a local Fleamarket or
Online at E-bay such as here and here
or listed on Craigslist.
Amazon has them listed here
Even the original site No-Mor-Flats still has limited stock available
and i just found The Great Hardware Store online doing a search has them listed as well

Cost... I paid around $26.00 at Walmart each for the 26in. I have.
And i've seen them for less depending on the tire size.
And they are well worth it.
They never go flat - never go soft. You always have a fully inflated tire.
You or your kids will never get a flat and have to walk home.
No flats anymore while out on a bike a trail or 10 miles from home.
Or while pulling that baby buggy you're towing - incliuding the baby buggy
No risk of flats - Period!

So get them while there's some still at Walmart or on Ebay / Craigslist or what have you.
And follow along as i show you how easy it is to install them.

And they are packaged quite differently just so you know
The newest package is the Bell Blue package with the two bike riders and says... Bell in big letters (go figure)
The original packaging is simply the Red White and Blue and packaged like a car radiator belt
Some where in between Cyclo the original manufacturer made a Yellow package (last package pic)

They are all the same product.

And i want to point out agbout the install
- I installed the one in this instructable by myself, while taking the pictures for the instructable.
So how hard can it be?
- I installed this one essentually one handed through out most of the process.

Step 1: What you'll need

What you'll need to install No-Mor-Flats

The correct size No-Mor-Flats for your size tire
Determining the correct size for your tire is easy - It states the sizes right on the box.

For example: My tire is a 26in x 1.95in so - i picked up a set at Walmart that fits tire sizes 26in x 1.75in to 1.95in

If you want or prefer a harder tire - (one that mimics more air pressure) and you have a 26inx1.95in
- just downsize your tire The closer you get to 1.75 the harder the tire (inflated pressure) will be.

Now that you have your No-Mor-Flats in the correct size what else do you need?

1 set of tire spanner wrenches (usually three to a set)
1 wrench to remove your tire from the frame ( i used a cresent wrench)
1 container of luke warm soapy water ( a couple drops of Liquid Dish Soap is all)
1 rag If your tire is NOT flat when you install No-Mor-Flats on your bike, as mine wasn't.

You'll also want a Valve Stem remover to let the air out of your tire.
- they can be picked up for free most times from your local bike shop.
or if you ever bought Slime - the cap has one built into it.

Now gather up your tools - take your bike to an area you can work on it.

And lets get started installing your No-Mor-Flats tube
Please tell me where to get rims like yours...I hate spokes rims
<p>Great instructions! A lot clearer than what came with them that's for sure. I was getting tired of my wheels randomly going flat in the middle of the day, so I put these on my wheel chair. Hopefully what you say is true and that they work pretty much forever.</p><p>Also, does your bike have a speedometer? I noticed that wire sticking out of your rear tire and that module on your handlebars, but I've never seen anything like that.</p>
<p>I had these installed on a mountain bike then I bought a new rear wheel with a new rim and a new tire. I managed to get them off no problem, but I'm totally frustrated that it's physically impossible to get past the halfway point. The part that remains hangs over the rim right to the spoke nipples. There's no &quot;easy&quot; going on here. Grr...</p>
<p>I figured it out finally. Pro tip: use the right size No-Mor-Flats with the tire you have. I went from a 26x1.95 to a 26x1.5 tire. The 1.95&quot; No-Mor-Flats had no hope of fitting&mdash;unlike a pneumatic inner-tube which can be fit into a range of tires. Fortunately I had a 26x1.5 No-Mor-Flats lying around and it worked.</p><p>Nonetheless, it was far from &quot;easy&quot;. Perhaps because you need metal tire levers and I only had plastic, leading me to resort to screwdrivers.</p>
Lol, yeah, trying to fit a 1.95 NMF in a 1.5 tire would prove rather difficult I can well imagine. Must have been a sight to see you try though! <br><br>The 1.95 goes down to a 1.75 maybe you could squeeze It into a 1.72, though I haven't tried yet.<br><br>Glad to hear you had a 1.5 NMF around. Keep that one as at this point they don't make that size anymore. <br><br>Haven't tried using plastic levers. I'm sure they couldn't handle the task, especially the last bit of getting the tire on.<br><br>Originally they used to recommend using screwdrivers. Large phillips to start and hold it through the valve hole. Then using metal tire levers to walk the rest on. Pulling the screwdriver out of the valve hole in the end, was a real pain though. Three metal levers works best.<br>All are easy to install I found, as long as you use the soap and water as mentioned in this instructable. Other wise, you can get them in but outs not easy. That's where most mess up. Or not using enough soapy water.<br><br>But glad you got them on. Now at least while others are stopped due to a flat. .. you can just ride and ride and ride. .. ;-)
<p>What kind of bike is that?!?</p><p>Looks like you can put a ton of stuff between your legs and have easy access to it. </p><p>Seems like it would be great for touring or for a battery if you ever make it an electric bike.</p><p>Also, I hear that most foam inner tubes have a weight limit and should only be used for kids. Have you had any problems? How much do you weigh?</p><p>Thanks!</p>
Well, I have an old set of motorcycle tire irons and with removal and install, probably took all of 15 min to do both 26&quot; bike tires...Thanks
I am having issues where the last part of the second tire bead will not pop in. The tire bead is wanting to point upward and I cannot get it to slide down and in. Any suggestions?
Hey nova3090,<br> <br> Sorry to hear you are having issues. I'm trying to picture what you are saying is happening. Do you have a picture of the issue just to be sure I'm not thinking it's one thing and it's another?<br> <br> Is this the tire that came off the bike prior to attempting to install No-Mor-Flats?<br> <br> Is the No-Mor-Flat the correct size for the tire? Check to be sure.<br> <br> Did you install the No-Mor-Flat with the&nbsp; &quot;V&quot; side toward the inside of the wheel?<br> <br> Is the rim damaged at that point - a bur catching the bead maybe?<br> <br> Did you use the soapy water as mentioned? - wipping the inside and the outside with a soaked rag prior to the install? If so and all is correct size etc etc... it should just slip in as&nbsp;the tire&nbsp;should be real tight in the end.<br> <br> Without seeing it - it's hard to tell and I'm only guessing at the problem/solution... Are you saying it is not wanting to go all the way into the rim - wrap around the No-Mor-FLat&nbsp; on the last little bit - ie seat itself - but is for the rest of the tire?<br> <br> It''s really simple and easy to install them... never had an issue - except when i didn't use the soapy water as mentioned in the instructable. Then it became hard to put the last part in - try rewipping the the bead with soapy water and it should pop right over the rim and into place.<br> <br> Don't be too stingy with the&nbsp;soapy water - just slosh it on&nbsp;if it's a hot day so it doesn't dry up on you&nbsp;by the time you get to the last part.<br> &nbsp;- leave the air valve hole un-coverd for a couple days till it dries out on the inside of course.
I have 80 26: X 2.25&quot; no Flats Tubes in inventory $30 each msamigo@aol.com
Don't pay more than $26...
nice looking bike!!
Thanx Mike ;-)

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