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What gives: flt tire, pumped it up, rode 10 miles and it's(6 posts)
|What gives: flt tire, pumped it up, rode 10 miles and it's||128|
Oct 21, 2002 6:34 AM
|still under pressure two days later. Is it a really slow leak?? or is there some voodoo at work here?
Bike sat for a week, grabbed it for a ride and the front tire was on the rim.
|How did you pump it up?||JL|
Oct 21, 2002 6:51 AM
|If you used CO2, it works for that ride, but you usually need to pump in "normal" air later.
If you used a pump you may have a slow leak. Did you find what caused the original flat? I had some flatting issues a little while back, that was fixed by replacing my rim strip.
|W/the floor pump b/f I left the house. Put my ear on it||128|
Oct 21, 2002 7:02 AM
|and heard/saw nothing (but did start to pluck the spokes which made a great sound)
Suppose I should replace the tubes anyway...
Thanks and happy riding to you too!
Oct 21, 2002 2:17 PM
|before you replace the tube, check the tire and the rim strip.|
|Check for slow leak at the valve head||Alex-in-Evanston|
Oct 21, 2002 6:56 AM
|And if there is a leak there, check to see if your rim tape has some overlap over the sharp edges of the valve hole in the rim.
Oct 21, 2002 4:35 PM
|Pump the tire up to full pressure (or higher) and dunk it in the washtub - you'll see if there's a slow leak by bubble formation. You may need to go around a couple of times (slowly) if it's a really slow leak.|| |