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Should i bother patching these tubes.(5 posts)

Should i bother patching these tubes.taar44
Sep 5, 2002 6:01 PM
Over the past week i have "busted" 3 tubes by "overpumping" them. The cut on all the tubes is at the same location. The location is always where the presta valve attaches to the tube. Considering the location of these cuts, should i bother fixing them or should i just trash them?
No. But you should fix the pressure guage on your pump.Ken of Fresno
Sep 5, 2002 9:34 PM
Either that, or check out the valve hole on your rims. Sounds kinda strange.
no butburdiman
Sep 6, 2002 4:13 AM
you might want to check your rim strip.
re: Should i bother patching these tubes.StewK
Sep 6, 2002 6:47 AM
I'm wondering what kind of pump you're using. Are you using a pump with a hose or are using a mini- or frame-pump. I've found that I sometimes have the same problem as you do when I pump my tires up to pressure using my mini-pump. It has to do with the additional pressure I put on the stem while pumping.

If this is the case, you can either buy more expensive tubes (such as Michelins) that tend to have more reinforcement where the stem meets the tube or you can use a pump with a hose.
re: Should i bother patching these tubes.taar44
Sep 6, 2002 9:54 AM
I was using my Zefal HPX frame pump. Normally i would use my Joe blow Floor pump with a gauge but the head died on me last week and i am waiting for a replacement from Topeak. I think i just applied too much pressure.