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    my tube exploded

    i put a tube& tire on my rim, i went to inflat it and while i was pumping air, it went KA-BOOM! I now know the importance of rim tape.

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    I dont understand why people even try to get away without using rim tape. Its so cheap and prevents flats. what's not to love?

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    who said he didn't use rim tape? i'm more inclined to say he/she just didn't have the tube all the way in tire somwhere

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    id guess its a pinch flat too, but he seemed to be implying he wasnt using rim tape.

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    "I now know the importance of rim tape." This seems to imply no rim tape was used.

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    oh. DERP!. i'm ********. yeah. i shouldn't have defended you, op. you're stupid. RIM TAPE!!! (sorry 128)

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    haha

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    Sounds like the tire/tube weren't seated quite right, and as you inflated, the tube popped the bead of the tire over the rim and it blew out. I've done it a few times, most recently while trying to change a flat on my girlfriend's father's old road bike that does NOT have hook-type rims.

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    I had a similar situation lately, except it was that the tire was defective on the bead. Blew two 7 buck tubes (extra long stems) trying to get the stupid thing on.

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    yeah, a gunshot sound is typical of the bead not being seated correctly at one point.

    what sucks is when it wakes you and your roommates out of a dead sleep.

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    I once locked my bike outside somewhere, got drunk, returned to bike at 2 AM so as to ride to some party across town. found that I had two flat tires, walked bike 9 blocks home, and attempted to patch the flats. Patched both tubes, tried to pump one of them up, BANG. "What? tire looked like it was seated." patch tube a second time, pump it up, BANG. hmm. move on to other tire, try to pump it up, BANG. I am bewildered until I try to repatch and pump the tube yet again, and actually see the knife hole in the tire expanding as I pump, and can see the tube sticking out of it. although I can't pull the pump off the valve in time to let the air out of the tube. BANG. needless to say my roommates were not stoked. lesson learned: don't lock up your bike on the path between the frats and the campus bars at night, in fact do not lock your bike up at night period.

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    hahahaha.

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    i knew i was supposed to use it, i just wanted to see what would happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by na975
    i knew i was supposed to use it, i just wanted to see what would happen!
    THIS IS THE BEST! i love it.
    soh-CAh-T-oa-meter 0 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ X ~ ~ pi

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    Duct tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fix
    THIS IS THE BEST! i love it.
    Quote Originally Posted by fix
    the rest of us sometimes screw around and make mistakes before we realize that we have to do next time. it's called trial and error, and it works. sometimes, the "trial" that you don't attempt because you think you're too smart works so damn well that we end up with something awesome. sometimes, the trial fails so miserably that we want to die.
    yeah you can really never learn stuff like this just without trying it first hand.

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    it cost me a tube, no biggie!

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    Icould have happened while riding though and that would be bad. I guess this is Darwinism in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na975
    it cost me a tube, no biggie!
    Actually its alot more likely that improperly mounting your tire cost you a tube. The lack of rimtape would have more likely caused a flat in after a few miles of riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learn_not2burn
    I had a similar situation lately, except it was that the tire was defective on the bead. Blew two 7 buck tubes (extra long stems) trying to get the stupid thing on.
    I just get the nashbar extra long stem tubes, they're about $4, my LBS has em for $9 each.
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    Cheating: a symptom of the problem.

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    ur lbs is a crook!

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    Yeah I did that once. Tirebead was'nt seated right, and the tube went Kaboom. Scared the hell out of my brother...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
    I just get the nashbar extra long stem tubes, they're about $4, my LBS has em for $9 each.
    i regularly get them @ performance for $2.47 on sale. weird price, but i don't b!tch. don't use big blue for everything, but it's nice having 3 here in atl when you need something like tubes/gels/etc.

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