|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 ride||DougSloan|
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 ride||Fez|
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 nm||Fez|
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/m||fracisco|
Jul 25, 2002 8:26 AM
|Every ride too! n/m||Juanmoretime|
Jul 25, 2002 8:32 AM
|Every ride. nm||Mel Erickson|
Jul 25, 2002 8:41 AM
|Every non-recovery ride. n/m||Wannabe|
Jul 25, 2002 8:41 AM
|Every ride that I don't forget to do it. nm||dzrider|
Jul 25, 2002 8:50 AM
|Ditto that one (nm)||B2|
Jul 25, 2002 9:58 AM
|Every ride also||UncleMoe|
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
Jul 25, 2002 9:39 AM
|Every ride nm||Len J|
Jul 25, 2002 9:42 AM
|Every Ride||mapei boy|
Jul 25, 2002 10:23 AM
|Proper pressure is critical. Pumping the tires also forces you to give your tires a brief inspection.|
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
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.