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Not as a permanent solution (is there such a thing?). The tube would add extra rotating mass to the wheel and increase the wear due to overheating. The extra heat would also increase the air pressure in the tyre and may cause bulging due to the weakened structure of the carcass. But a tube would be get me home.

The beauty of tubed tyres is that if you get a puncture, you either get a new tube or patch the puncture until you can get a new tube. The only reason you would replace a tyre is down to wear or obvious damage (especially to a side wall).
using tubless tyres do not affect you option of using tubes, prviding you have a suitable hole for the valve. in this case you have the option of either repair method, and you would have to replace teh tube afetr repair anyway. so I do not see any disadvantage
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Officially, if you put a tube in a tubeless tire, you LOWER it's speed rating by one notch. I run a tube in my H rated rear tire, which lowers it's speed rating form a continuous 130 mph to I think 110 if I remember rightly. I can deal with that... since my R80G/S is redlined at 106mph.
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