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    Wheelchair tires

    Hello I am needing some information. I have a manual chair with sold inserts but am needing new tires but I'm wanting inflatable ones. My question is can I purchase the tubes and tires and put them on the wheels I have?

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    Cool thanks.

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    I switched from inflatable to the ones with solid inserts and love them. Just remember if you have tubes in your tires you can get a flat at the most inconvienent times.

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    But I've heard positive things about inflatable ones. More comfortable and easier to push yourself

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    IMHO, if you can change a flat yourself, pneumatics are a no-brainer.

    The most common unexpected causes of flats are cheap rim tape and under/over inflation. Install a high quality rim tape, then maintain your pressure at least weekly using a gauge. Also use good tubes - one with a metal stem. And wrap the stem with electrical tape before installing it, or install a grommet into each rim's valve hole.

    See this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasmengr View Post
    IMHO, if you can change a flat yourself, pneumatics are a no-brainer.

    The most common unexpected causes of flats are cheap rim tape and under/over inflation. Install a high quality rim tape, then maintain your pressure at least weekly. Also use good tubes - one with a metal stem. And wrap the stem with electrical tape before installing it, or install a grommet into each rim's valve hole.

    See this thread.
    If I want to install new hand rim, do I need to remove the rim tape and replace it with new rim tape as well? Can the rim tape be reuse?
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    Changing tab-mounted handrims does require removal of the rim tape. Most rim tape can be reused (it's not adhesive). I have reused mine. But I'm no rim-tape expert; have some on hand in case yours is different than mine.
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    A good rim tape and a tire like Marathons would make really really difficult to have a flat, and your ride will be much better than with solids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sowseng View Post
    If I want to install new hand rim, do I need to remove the rim tape and replace it with new rim tape as well? Can the rim tape be reuse?
    Almost always can be reused.

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