Originally Posted by ttpete
Might as well cut the tube open because new tires deserve new tubes anyway.
I've got two sets of tubes for my bike. The original tubes, 2004 bike, and a HD set I bought for spares. No problems in 40,000 miles...
I'm still running the original tubes in my Mtn. bike. It's a 1992 model.
Tubes don't disintegrate after one or two uses but if you feel they do I'll gladly send you my snail mail address and you can recycle them.