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Flatting on Wind Trainer(8 posts)

Flatting on Wind Trainerbent_spoke
Dec 22, 2003 7:02 AM
even after replacing the tube, I've run into a stretch where the tire keeps going flat, after a real long period with none at all.

I was wondering if anyone has tried those self sealing tubes with any success.
something else wrong...C-40
Dec 22, 2003 8:24 AM
There is no reason a trainer should cause a flat. Better check the inside of the tire for forreign material and check the rim tape to be sure a spoke or spoke hole in the rim is not causing the problem.

Be sure to run adequate tire pressure to avoid a pinch flat.
Agree--tires on the trainer should run foreverCory
Dec 22, 2003 8:43 AM
No thorns, no glass--are you getting repeated holes in the same place, or just have a slow leak you haven't spotted? You need to find the hole, as C-40 said, and correct the problem. If it's not a spoke, look for something like a tiny thorn or piece of glass in the tire tread, left over from some forgotten summer flat.
Yeah, even my Pro Races on the trainer just keep on going.hrv
Dec 22, 2003 9:11 AM
Have a mess of Pro Races with various road cuts set aside for trainer tires. Definitely get chewed up, but are going strong. Don't plan on having to change it this season.

check tires for glasscyclopathic
Dec 22, 2003 10:06 AM
there might be some bits of glass in rubber which cause you to flat.
you must have praised the tires too much here ;-) nmDougSloan
Dec 22, 2003 10:18 AM
How far did you have to walk to get back home? (nm)ColnagoFE
Dec 22, 2003 10:54 AM
excess heat generated by friction....funknuggets
Dec 22, 2003 11:06 AM
Someone a while back posted an answer to this mystery, as to why they will flat. If not mistaken, I believe the answer was to check for proper inflation and attachment to the roller, because of something about excess heat generated. Expanding tiny holes that generally wont leak because of excess pressure or some other nonsense like that.

Im not sure what it is, but I've experienced the same thing. Went through a period of the tire losing air, but then suddenly, it is fine. Im not physics expert, and it sounded good at the time. Perhaps someone else can give a more complete scientific explanation.