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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.

Nov 12, 2001 6:48 AM

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