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"Maybe you are not impressed, but you never tried this so no need to be so negative to this inventor. If YOU are recommending hole-sealing goo than I am not impressed by your advise." I don't need to try it to know it's BS, and that for the effort required, the result will be nearly worthless. The goal of any hack, is to be effective, and efficient. This cannot be either. The potential drawbacks (weight, balance, mounting infuriation) far outweigh any measure of cleverness, here. A hack is not always admirable, or even worth recommending. This particular one, is pure shite. I've perused several others on this site, and most do exactly what they were intended to do, do it well, don't cost much, and are truly creative. Not this one. Life isn't all candy and cartoons - if it's crap, I'm not going to sugar-coat it for you. This is crap.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2011 on Seat Belt Bike Tire Hack at BikeHacks
Brilliant, including the comments. Best actual LOL this month! Thanks. (I commute in NYC, so I have seen most every one of these.)
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2011 on Dictionary of Bike Commuter Slang at BikeHacks
Anti-puncture liners have been around for years, and every kind I've seen must work way better than a seat-belt. I've installed and used them myself. Seat-belts weren't designed to be puncture resistant, they're designed to be stretch and break resistant. It's woven cloth, not solid material. If anything, just the thickness of the material is what provides the extra depth to prevent a thorn from reaching the tube, not the toughness of the material. Filling the tube with hole-sealing goo also works great. Weight and balance also matter a lot, and trying to get a wide piece of thick, heavy cloth centered and evenly in place, while you assemble and then inflate the tire, sounds like a perfect opportunity for nearly endless frustration. Spend the freaking money for standard plastic liner strips, they work fine and are much easier to install. Or for tires with Kevlar belts embedded in the rubber. This is not novel, or even logical. What's going to be so "cool" next, old shirt sleeves or denim jeans? Strips of tin foil? Small pebbles glued into the tire like a continuous mat? Wrapping the tube with wire? Not, impressed, in the least.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2011 on Seat Belt Bike Tire Hack at BikeHacks
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