I have recently had very satisfying success using Stan’s NoTubes tire sealant to fix punctures in my road-bike tubular tires, which cost over $100 each, plus about $60 to have a new one glued on. So getting a flat is an expensive proposition. It’s not so bad when the tire is well-worn, but with a new tire, it doesn’t feel so good.
I had two flats recently—
- With one flat, the tire was completely deflated overnight, though I could find no visible cut or puncture. A half a tube of Stan’s NoTubes, and the leak has not reappeared.
- With another tire, there was a 1-2mm cut in the center of the tire. This one took a little more care, but with several inflations and a full tube of Stan’s NoTubes (since a half tube or more blew out of the cut when inflating), the Stan’s booger formed, and the tire is holding air nicely now.
Or read about using Stan’s NoTubes tire sealant with MTB tires.