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how often do you pump air into your tires?(24 posts)

how often do you pump air into your tires?Fez
Jul 25, 2002 8:07 AM
I check every day before riding mainly out of habit, and use the pump every 2-3 days.

but it never is low, so how long before the tires would actually lose say 10psi?
every single rideDougSloan
Jul 25, 2002 8:08 AM
I make certain the pressure is correct. Tires and tubes vary a lot in how fast they leak down. I take no chances.

every single rideFez
Jul 25, 2002 8:15 AM
wow, and i thought i was obsessive.

knock on wood, i haven't had a flat in 6 years and i usually go several thousand miles on the same tube and tire, so i thought i might be wearing the valve area out faster by pumping every other ride.
Fez, you realize you've jinked yourself........Dave Hickey
Jul 25, 2002 8:36 AM
Fez says: "knock on wood, i haven't had a flat in 6 years"

I usually pump before every ride.
yes, i retract that statement nmFez
Jul 25, 2002 9:18 AM
He's only been jinxed if he forgets his patch kit...JBurton
Jul 25, 2002 9:36 AM
or tube, or pump. The only time I've ever flatted was when I forgot one or more of these items.
re: how often do you pump air into your tires?maximum15
Jul 25, 2002 8:22 AM
Normally, every 2 days. But if I don't like the feel, then every ride.
Once a week (nm)bikedodger
Jul 25, 2002 8:24 AM
Every ride. n/mfracisco
Jul 25, 2002 8:26 AM
Every ride too! n/mJuanmoretime
Jul 25, 2002 8:32 AM
Every ride. nmMel Erickson
Jul 25, 2002 8:41 AM
Every non-recovery ride. n/mWannabe
Jul 25, 2002 8:41 AM
Every ride that I don't forget to do it. nmdzrider
Jul 25, 2002 8:50 AM
Ditto that one (nm)B2
Jul 25, 2002 9:58 AM
Every ride alsoUncleMoe
Jul 25, 2002 9:09 AM
At the very least just to check the pressure. If I ride on consecutive days, which I rarely do, then I often won't check. But if my bike sits for a few days, I usually need to a pump or two.
Every Ride (nm)Scot_Gore
Jul 25, 2002 9:19 AM
ditto (nm)steve-z
Jul 25, 2002 9:39 AM
Every ride nmLen J
Jul 25, 2002 9:42 AM
Every Ridemapei boy
Jul 25, 2002 10:23 AM
Proper pressure is critical. Pumping the tires also forces you to give your tires a brief inspection.
Every ride....nmrwbadley
Jul 25, 2002 10:30 AM
Every ride. More if I flat. (nm)djg
Jul 25, 2002 10:32 AM
Before every ride. (nm)Turtleherder
Jul 25, 2002 10:37 AM
every ride...853
Jul 25, 2002 1:15 PM
I have a floor pump in my car, at home and at work we have one we share.
Every few months ...Humma Hah
Jul 25, 2002 1:27 PM
... I usually firm up the cruiser's tires before major rides. For anything less than about 70 miles, I figure the extra drag of slightly soft tires is good exercise.

I've been known to go up to about 5 years without adding air, and it is still ridable. Must have something to do with the thorn resistant tubes being about 3/16" thick.

On the Paramount, I expect to top them off at least once a week, probably more, and check firmness before every ride.