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Quick Tip #4 - Installing No-Mor-Flats on your Bicycle

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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.

 
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What kind of bike is that?!?

Looks like you can put a ton of stuff between your legs and have easy access to it.

Seems like it would be great for touring or for a battery if you ever make it an electric bike.

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?

Thanks!

tannenba1 year ago
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" bike tires...Thanks
nova30902 years ago
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?
-chase- (author)  nova30902 years ago
Hey nova3090,

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?

Is this the tire that came off the bike prior to attempting to install No-Mor-Flats?

Is the No-Mor-Flat the correct size for the tire? Check to be sure.

Did you install the No-Mor-Flat with the  "V" side toward the inside of the wheel?

Is the rim damaged at that point - a bur catching the bead maybe?

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 the tire should be real tight in the end.

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  on the last little bit - ie seat itself - but is for the rest of the tire?

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.

Don't be too stingy with the soapy water - just slosh it on if it's a hot day so it doesn't dry up on you by the time you get to the last part.
 - leave the air valve hole un-coverd for a couple days till it dries out on the inside of course.
Bike Bug2 years ago
I have 80 26: X 2.25" no Flats Tubes in inventory $30 each msamigo@aol.com
-chase- (author)  Bike Bug2 years ago
Don't pay more than $26...
mikee83042 years ago
nice looking bike!!
-chase- (author)  mikee83042 years ago
Thanx Mike ;-)