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Offline anaheimtex

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Re: Flat tire
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2016, 11:05:36 AM »
probably the valve step got stuck.
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Re: Flat tire
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2016, 04:16:30 AM »
Never updated this as it was nice out over the weekend.

I found a tiny sliver of metal - looked like the head of a broken razor blade - between the tread. It left about a pinhead-sized puncture in the tire that was leaking slowly.

I bought a wheel and tire warranty when I bought the bike, so I'll be taking it in tomorrow and they'll likely put a new tire on it.  :087:

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I'll know what to do next time for sure!

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Re: Flat tire
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2016, 02:32:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by mrjacobfisher [+]
I bought a wheel and tire warranty when I bought the bike, so I'll be taking it in tomorrow and they'll likely put a new tire on it.  :087:
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Re: Flat tire
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2016, 02:49:54 PM »
I have never experienced a february like this in stl. Snow on wednesday, spring-like 70s on saturday...I'm definitely not arguing, but it's quite strange!

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Re: Flat tire
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2016, 12:15:49 AM »
It's just around the corner gents. Every day like today & tomorrow just make our wait that much shorter! :152: :047:
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Re: Flat tire
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2016, 06:13:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by mrjacobfisher [+]
Never updated this as it was nice out over the weekend.

I found a tiny sliver of metal - looked like the head of a broken razor blade - between the tread. It left about a pinhead-sized puncture in the tire that was leaking slowly.

I bought a wheel and tire warranty when I bought the bike, so I'll be taking it in tomorrow and they'll likely put a new tire on it.  :087:

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I'll know what to do next time for sure!

It's amazing how small a thing causes the issue, I had a tiny bit or a paper staple in a tyre ones, couldn't workout why it kept going flat, found it by the water method pulled it out and plugged it, sorted for the next 1500 mile it had left in it.
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Re: Flat tire
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2016, 07:23:46 PM »
I have found in life the best thing is a spray bottle with soapy water inside. if anything is leaking it can be found.
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Re: Flat tire
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2018, 02:39:03 AM »
new tires and the bead is leaking.  tried reseating and for the time being it seems to be holding.  has anyone used bead sealer?  may have to try if leaks again.  i know this is an old thread.  people always get so mad at inmates who don't search. 
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Re: Flat tire
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2018, 03:31:31 AM »
New tire plus a bead leak usually means one of 2 things. Either the seat area of the rim is dirty or the rubber got ripped on the tire bead during the mount. 9 times out of 10 it's crud on the rim. Break it down & check it out. It will reseat itself easily... :028:
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Re: Flat tire
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2018, 03:08:32 AM »
What he said ^.  I'd be reluctant to put bead sealer/Slime in there, it's messy stuff and a pain when trying to fix a flat later.
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