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I just can't keep it up!!!!!(9 posts)

I just can't keep it up!!!!!empacher6seat
May 26, 2002 9:37 PM
My tire pressure, that is.
The highest I can get it is around 85 psi (The search for a good pump goes on...) but after every ride... it's down to like 40. What's going on here? Is this normal?
unless yougrandemamou
May 27, 2002 3:24 AM
are using latex tubes it's not normal to lose this much pressure. You probably have a very small pin hole. It's happened to me several times and I could not find the leak. A new tube was my repair.

As for pumps, Silca. Others may be sexier and have more features but the Silca wll be with you long after the others become obsolete.
re: pumps-n-pressuregs6769
May 27, 2002 3:36 AM
Pumpwise, I've done really well with a Blackburn FP1 frame fit model. No trouble hitting 120 psi. Could even go higher if I wasn't such a sissy.
I would think that losing 40 lbs of pressure over one ride indicates a pretty serious leak. I'd invest in new tubes and see if that helps. High pressure road tires do tend to 'seep' air but anything beyond maybe a couple of psi over a day or two is probably indicative of a problem.
Speaking of tire pressure, who rides at what psi (or how many bars for our European friends) and why? I'm pretty anal about it, checking pressure before every ride and topping up if it's below 115 on the Continental 3000s or 105 on the Michelin Axial Pros. Maybe it's in my head more than my tires. The owner of my LBS says you can get away with 125 or more on tires labeled 120 max pressure. I've not had the guts to try it and don't think I need to but there it is. How about relative pressure? Who rides with higher pressure in the rear tire? I like the way my bikes handle with equal pressure in both but I'd try something else for grins.
re: pumps-n-pressureb_spiwak
May 27, 2002 4:10 AM
I ride Michelin Axial Pro's. I run the rear at around 115 PSI, and the front around 120. I'm a light rider, around 145, so I can get away with running higher pressures =)
re: pumps-n-pressuregs6769
May 27, 2002 4:18 AM
I'll give it a shot! I've got M.A.P.s on my Klein and am 145 as well. thanks for the tip!
ginseng up! nmWannabe
May 27, 2002 6:01 AM
lol. Still can't get over that! nmempacher6seat
May 27, 2002 2:53 PM
re: I just can't keep it up!!!!!Lone Gunman
May 27, 2002 11:37 AM
Possible leak around the valve where it connects to tube.
try viagra (nm)lnin0
May 27, 2002 6:17 PM