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    Tube keeps popping

    My bike tube keeps popping on my bike. Could this be caused by the spokes. The rim tape that is on the bike is almost like a rubberband material. Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas.

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    When you remove the tube, run your fingers inside the rim. There might something rough in your rim that perforates every tube.

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    Where is the damage? if on a tire side, it's possible there is some damage to the tire, even a bad bead could cause it.

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    The damage is right near the valve stem. It almost looks like it lines right up with one of the spoke heads

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    Are you using a glueless patch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ktulu View Post
    Are you using a glueless patch?

    It is happening with new tubes with no patch on them

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    Welcome to the fourms. Sounds like rim tape to me. The bicycle mechanics section is full of advice on bike repair problems.

    Try running a cotton ball around the inside of the rim. See if anything snags the cotton.
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    Replacing the rim tape is an easy way to check and confirm that the rim tape is not the problem...What bike are you riding?

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