I've been using these things for years. Bought a new bike a few months ago, and decided to ride it to the store the other day for some exercise. To my horror a discovered that my new bike had a flat! There's only 20 miles or so on the thing. I live in a rural area so I have to ride down the highway in the emergency lane. That's where ALL the flat makers live. Nails, screws, wire, glass, metal fragments, you name it. If it can cause a flat, it lives in the emergency lane. I used up a whole flat repair kit on a 50 mile journey. I USED EVERY LAST PATCH in the kit! That was the final straw. I decided that I wanted to ride my bike more than fix a flat every mile. After some research I discovered "No-Mor-Flats" and bought 2 for my bicycle trailer, and 2 for my bicycle. They are EXCELLENT for flat prevention. There's a trade off though. They have a significant amount of rolling resistance, so they don't roll as easily as an inflated inner tube, so you have to work harder, as there's not very much coasting unless you're on a steep hill. I use my bike for exercise, so I'm not bothered by the extra work on the pedals. I'd rather sacrifice the easy rolling of air inflated tires, for the guarantee that I wont get stranded by a flat MILES away from home! HAVING TO WALK MILES TO GET HOME WHILE PUSHING A BIKE DOWN THE ROAD AINT FOR ME. Been there and done that a FEW TIMES! I love my solid inner tubes, and I'm immune to flats! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
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