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Old 08-12-07, 07:23 PM   #1
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Tubular flatted after 2 days

I just got the bike and i've only ridden it twice one time heavy riding and i just got a flat, i wasnt even sure if there was a flat on my ride home, i didnt even feel it. but in the morning the rear wheel is deflated. The only possible reasoning is a puncture. well i have no idea how to fix a tubular so i need to remove the rear wheel however i cant realyl take it off. How do i derail chain from the cog? Iro made the chain tension pretty tight

any help?
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Old 08-12-07, 07:28 PM   #2
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Just push the wheel forward so the chain can come off the cog, then take the wheel off. To patch a tubular, you have to cut the stitching in the tire and pull the tube out a few inches. Patch it, put it back in and sew it up.
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Old 08-12-07, 07:29 PM   #3
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it wont go any further
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You got tubulars from IRO? I didn't even know that was an option.

If the wheel won't go any further forward you'll have to walk the chain off of the chainring. Just push it off to the side while cranking forward, making sure not to lose a finger in the process.
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Why would you opt for tubulars if you cant even get your wheel off your bike, let alone fix a flat tire?
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i didnt opt for it, that was what was given, its got a presta valve so... and i couldnt roll off the rim
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and i took off the rear wheel so OP is answered by myself thanks anyways
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its not tubular im sure
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then what the hell is it.

i cant seem to roll the tire off the rim and its got a presta valve.


either that or im pansy and ********

not something i would count out

enlighten me someone.
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clincher
they have presta valves
yes and yes
why not?
iro doesnt sell tubulars
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did you try rolling it off the rim on the edge opposite of the valve
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you got to take it one bead at a time brotha
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then what the hell is it.

i cant seem to roll the tire off the rim and its got a presta valve.


either that or im pansy and ********

not something i would count out

enlighten me someone.
tire irons?
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i can roll it so i can see the inside of the rim, but it wont roll off, then i can go from the other side and do the same, roll it until i see the inside of the rim but it wont come off.

i need a pryer huh?
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yes
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i can roll it so i can see the inside of the rim, but it wont roll off, then i can go from the other side and do the same, roll it until i see the inside of the rim but it wont come off.

i need a pryer huh?
Yes. don't be cheap and use a spoon either. you can get some cheap tire levers from any lbs.
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k problem solved then. Do i have to pry it back on?
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try a tire lever for all your prying needs

edit: read this or search for changing a bike tire and find something that makes sense to you
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so i could've done this w/o actually removing the wheel itself huh?
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so i could've done this w/o actually removing the wheel itself huh?
It depends, if you are just patching the tube than yes, if you are replacing it, no.
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thanks, i hope the wheel is still okay, i didnt even know i had a flat until the morning so it's possible for me to be riding with one (not sober)

it looks true but is there other ways to tell a wheel if its in shape?
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wish i was, read it somehwere on BF there that you can. soo..
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youre helpless arent you?
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thanks, i hope the wheel is still okay, i didnt even know i had a flat until the morning so it's possible for me to be riding with one (not sober)

it looks true but is there other ways to tell a wheel if its in shape?
you are doomed.

also, don't drink and ride.
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death hare and crush, both of you hit it on the nail. Im hopeless
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spend the next year preparing for this
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