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Fangowolf 11-21-12 02:04 PM

F*#%*)$ Presta
 
So I'm ready to put my new tire on my new wheel and of course Presta is the only stem that will fit through the wheel. I go and pick up 2 700 x 28-32 presta tubes and BOTH pop around 95 psi. Bontrager tubes. Am I missing something?

10 Wheels 11-21-12 02:06 PM

You pinched the tube in between the tire bead and the wheel rim.

I have done that about 6 or 7 times.

Fangowolf 11-21-12 02:09 PM

Twice? I guess its possible, but I did semi inflate and had it in the wheel before getting the tire on the wheel. Sigh.

10 Wheels 11-21-12 02:12 PM

Get one of these and never do it again.

http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...&item_id=KS-TJ

indyfabz 11-21-12 02:14 PM

Was the tire partially off the rim after the ruptures? If so, operator error.

maidenfan 11-21-12 02:18 PM

I used to do that all the time. Now, once I mount the tire and tube I'll put a little air then squeeze/pinch around the entire tire just to make sure nothing is still pinching. No problems since.

Beachgrad05 11-21-12 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10 Wheels (Post 14972239)
Get one of these and never do it again.

http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...&item_id=KS-TJ

That is nifty. I will have to look into purchasing. Thanks

TrojanHorse 11-21-12 02:38 PM

I'm not sure what any of this has to do with Presta?

Fangowolf 11-21-12 02:39 PM

Oh no, I had a blonde moment. It didn't register,for some reason, that there was no rim tape on the wheel. Where's the dunce hat. Okay now I have to by that tire jack lol.

10 Wheels 11-21-12 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 (Post 14972288)
That is nifty. I will have to look into purchasing. Thanks

You might get 2.. All your friends will want one.

Mr. Beanz 11-21-12 02:52 PM

FTR, After I seat the tire, I place about 10-15 psi......I go around both sides of the tire with my thumbs and index finger.

I pinch the sidewalls together and look beween the tire wall and rim to verfiy the tube is not pinched.

If it is, this will more than likely allow it to pop into proper position. ;)

Be sure to push the valve back into the tire before inflating as it seems to be one of the probem spots since it's bulkier in that area.

brawlo 11-21-12 03:25 PM

Talc in the tyre/on the tube is a good idea too. Lets the tube move a bit on inflation. Good bike mechs over here swear by it.

eja_ bottecchia 11-21-12 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 14972381)
FTR, After I seat the tire, I place about 10-15 psi......I go around both sides of the tire with my thumbs and index finger.

I pinch the sidewalls together and look beween the tire wall and rim to verfiy the tube is not pinched.

If it is, this will more than likely allow it to pop into proper position. ;)

Be sure to push the valve back into the tire before inflating as it seems to be one of the probem spots since it's bulkier in that area.

You are working way too hard my friend. I just snap my fingers and my team mechanic and soigneur show up.

While the mechanic puts fresh new tires on my bike, the soigneur serves me a nice, double espresso and maybe a small pain au chocolat.

Then I get bike on the bike and I continue on my merry way.

It is so sad when I finally wake up though.

No mechanic...no soigneur, no pain au chocolat and alas, no double espresso. :(

jon c. 11-21-12 04:16 PM

Popped one last night myself. I run them hard, so I'd just hit the desired 115 when it went boom! Wondered if it was error or a defective tube, but yes, the tire was partially off the rim.

(When it rains it pours. I'd gone months without a flat and then had two in two days. First was a hole where the stem joins to the tube and the second was just a run of mill hole. Fortunately, neither flat manifested itself on the road. I always top off the tires the night before a ride, so I at least discovered them at the most convenient time and place.)

Mr. Beanz 11-21-12 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia (Post 14972573)
You are working way too hard my friend. I just snap my fingers and my team mechanic and soigneur show up.

While the mechanic puts fresh new tires on my bike, the soigneur serves me a nice, double espresso and maybe a small pain au chocolat.

Then I get bike on the bike and I continue on my merry way.

It is so sad when I finally wake up though.

No mechanic...no soigneur, no pain au chocolat and alas, no double espresso. :(


:roflmao2:....I did forget to mention I am getting a back massage at the time. Most flats are Gina's. :D

You know, I avoid what I can and she runs right thru.:o

tergal 11-21-12 07:49 PM

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This thread is cursed. i read it thinking, "wow it has been a long time since my last flat"

Ride home and

that is about 2 cms in to the tyre. so that is what it takes to get though those tyres and a inner tough tyre liner

Fangowolf 11-21-12 08:04 PM

Sorry Tergal, didn't mean to jinx anyone.

eja_ bottecchia 11-21-12 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 14972612)
:roflmao2:.... Most flats are Gina's. :D

Sure blame it on her...does she know that you are blaming her for flat tires???

Mr. Beanz 11-21-12 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia (Post 14973182)
Sure blame it on her...does she know that you are blaming her for flat tires???

Yeah, cause she hears it every time she flats.:D

leaftye 11-22-12 02:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fangowolf (Post 14972331)
Oh no, I had a blonde moment. It didn't register,for some reason, that there was no rim tape on the wheel. Where's the dunce hat. Okay now I have to by that tire jack lol.

It's good to know you figured it out on your own. I had the same thing happen when some of my rim tape slipped to the side.

Juha 11-22-12 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10 Wheels (Post 14972341)
You might get 2.. All your friends will want one.

Beachgrad05 only has one friend? :D

IndianaRecRider 11-22-12 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 14972381)
FTR, After I seat the tire, I place about 10-15 psi......I go around both sides of the tire with my thumbs and index finger.

I pinch the sidewalls together and look beween the tire wall and rim to verfiy the tube is not pinched.

If it is, this will more than likely allow it to pop into proper position. ;)

Be sure to push the valve back into the tire before inflating as it seems to be one of the problem spots since it's bulkier in that area.

I've never heard of that before, but I'll have to remember that for future reference. I've had a couple of flats where they were caused by leaks around the valve stem.

This is what I like about this place; I'm always learning something new.

:)


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