Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-02-05, 04:46 PM   #1
farrellcollie
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: midwest
Bikes:
Posts: 240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
flat tires on dahon

Do you all have any suggestions for tires for a 2005 Dahon Speed8? I think it came with schwalbe big apple tires - but I have had two flat tires in a week. I have only had the bike for about ten days and since I plan on commuting with it - this is of some concern. I like the bike itself, but I ride through some not great places to change a tire (no good place to pull off road, rough neighborhood for a single woman to be preoccupied with tire). I have commuted by bike for a few years on a hybrid and never had a flat tire.
Thanks.
farrellcollie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-05, 07:44 PM   #2
brakemeister 
New usename ThorUSA
 
brakemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Southern Illinois USA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well those tires are supposed to be pretty nice .... I doubt that the flats are tire related... did you had both flats on one wheel ? Can you check if the tape inbetween the rim and the tube is fully covering the spokes and nipples ? I suspect that you might have a rough nipple or potruding spoke .....

take tire and tube off and check it very careful for burrs and sharp thingies

Did u buy the bike at a dealer ? The dealer should check for you.

I would be glad to give it a throughout look through( and fill out the warranty card ), but I am 150 miles east of ST Louis ..... ( well in case you cannot find the problem you could find me at Lake Carlyle on the weekends ..lol .... only 60 or so mile away ...)

Its a great bike and should not be hampered with a faulty tube or a burr

Thor
brakemeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-05, 07:51 PM   #3
supcom
You need a new bike
 
supcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 5,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Maybe some tire liners will help. The 2004 Speed P8 has a problem with blown tubes from the deep Vee single wall rims. I believe the 2005 bike has double wall rims so this should not be a problem. If your flats are caused by debris, then try some tire liners and try to avoid the carp in the road as much as possible.
supcom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-05, 08:13 PM   #4
farrellcollie
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: midwest
Bikes:
Posts: 240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have had a flat on both the front and the back tires. I took it to my lbs - they checked the tires (and helped me change them - I'm still not real skilled at that - but learning-quickly) - both were on the outside of the tube - not the inside rim - although they did show me how to check the tape on the inside to make sure it wasn't because of some problem with rim/tape/tube. We found nothing on the tire. I hope I just had two bad tubes. Do tire liners go under the tire between tire and tube? Sorry for asking such a basic question . Thanks.
farrellcollie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 09:00 AM   #5
Gary Mc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salt Lake City
Bikes: Greenspeed GTO
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If speed is less of an issue than dependability, thorn resistant inner tubes work well. I hate changing flats in the winter and usually change to these tubes from the late fall through early spring on my recumbent trike.

I have never had a flat with thorn resistant inner tubes, but they do slow you a bit.

Regards,

Gary
Gary Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:40 AM.