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According to the Bicycle Blue Book, this thing shipped with 700c wheels and 700x38 tires. So, you need 700x38 tires (or something similar, e.g. 700x35) and a tube which is rated for 700x38 tires (these are sold by ranges, e.g. 700x38-45 tubes).
As long as you don’t have any patches sticking to the tire and thus coming off it shouldn’t be much of a problem. Talcum helps, as others have pointed out. I was cleaning my cruiser today, and as part of that I removed the tires from the rims to give them a good scrubbing. As sometimes happens, the tubes were stuck to the insides of the tires. (This ...
Self-sealing tubes are filled (well, not completely filled) with a sealant, similar to this used to seal tubeless tyres. When a wheel is spinning, sealant is distributed evenly around the tube, and when the puncture occurs, the sealant should be able to stop the air from leaking. They are quite reliable for small punctures (say, up to 5mmm at a time) but the ...
Liquid Nitrogen boils at -196 Degrees Celsius (321 degrees Fahrenheit) and is cold enough that rubber will become brittle. Its probably not a good idea as I am fairly sure the the brittle rubber tube will not hold the pressure created as the liquid Nitrogen boils. View before you do it. and if you decide to go ahead, ring the emergency room before hand ...
You are 78% of the way there already. Air is 78% nitrogen, 20% oxygen, 2% other gases. Therefore, the difference gained in using pure nitrogen is going to be minimal. And accurately gauging air pressure will be tricky.
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