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Shimano WH-7701(4 posts)

Shimano WH-7701aljue
Sep 5, 2003 1:11 AM
Does anyone have the same problems with Shimano Dura Ace wheels easily flatting more than other wheels? I also own Open Pros and I never encounter the same amount of flats with those. Do you guys have any solutions? I'm 170 lbs and 5'11" but I don't think that's the issue (I hope not). It's even worse since I use Michelin Pro Carbons and they are hellish to repair flats. Since they are also deep aero rims, I have to buy long stem tubes which are double the cost of regular tubes. In any case, getting flats on Shimano DA wheels are a pain. I need help quick....thanks!
re: Shimano WH-7701flyweight
Sep 5, 2003 8:14 AM
Next time you get one before you completely remove the tube take out all of the tube but leave the valve in. Inflate the tube enough to figure out where the puncture is at. If it's on the outside of the tube then the problem is in the tire. If it's on the inside then it's the rim and you should check for a rim tape that's slid out of place, burrs in the rim, or any other sharpness. If you have two small holes it's probably because you pinched the tube upon installation. This is probably caused by using tire levers to install the tire. You should never use levers to put on a tire. You can do it with just your hands and yes, that includes super tight fitting Conti tires.
re: Shimano WH-7701noupi
Sep 5, 2003 4:19 PM
I have the Ultegra wheels 6500 and i would like to see you put on Michelin Axial carbons by hand.
I am thinking of getting diff wheels because of this problem.
Almost broke my thumbs trying to change tires on 7701'sBIG RING
Sep 9, 2003 12:07 PM