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To deflate or not to?(5 posts)

To deflate or not to?Babymac
Nov 9, 2001 11:55 PM
Hi, "I'm a newbie" This may sound stupid, but Im wondering if I should deflate the tire pressure after every ride. Or, is it alright to leave them alone and just check pressure on the next ride?

Lance, only in my dreams...
re: ...add air as necessary...Akirasho
Nov 10, 2001 1:07 AM
I personally can't imagine a circumstance under normal conditions where you'd need to deflate your tires after a ride (unless it occurred at 30,000 feet).

Invest in a frame (I like Zefal's HPX series), mini or CO2 system (debatable, but an option for some), levers, patches and an accurate guage for the road and a floor pump with a guage (I like Blackburn TP4 and TP5) for home use. If you're using butyl tubes, air loss is usually quite low over a period of days... still check before each ride.

"The dream becomes reality when I ride..."

We abide.

Remain In Light.
use Vittoria Corsa tubulars!Rusty McNasty
Nov 11, 2001 7:00 AM
They self-defate
Yes, if........CT1
Nov 11, 2001 9:15 AM
If you put your bike in a car and plan on leaving the car in direct sunlight then drop the pressure to 60# or so.

I store my "work" bike in my car and do this procedure every day. No big deal.... but it keeps the tires and rims from getting overstressed.

YMMV
John
infoDog
Nov 12, 2001 6:48 AM
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