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    I got a flat...

    i got a flat 2-3 miles downhill away from my apartment... I went over a manhole thing (wasnt even bumpy) and then i heard a loud pop,bike started getting shacky so i stopped lucky i didnt have my headphones in. Look at my front tire. it was super flat, then inspected it and i saw a little gash on the side. How embrassing not caring an extra tube to get me home.. i had to walk my bike home and carry it because i was afraid of damaging the rim.

    My question is. Is the tire itself still usable? if it is how do i fix it? also is my rim damaged? i inspected the rim it looked fine.

    Please help.

    for reference: I have a bianchi pista 06 - about 50 miles on theses tires

    thanks

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    if the rim looks fine it should be, are there any nicks or dents.
    i would get a new tire.
    hi

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    just go to your bike shop

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    No way to tell without seeing the tire/rim but if there is a 'gash' (which to me implies more than a little hole(spot?)) on the sidewall you run the risk of your tube blowing out of the tire. Can you post a picture?


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    ill post some pics in a little bit, yea theres basically a hole on the sidewall

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    step 1. Dig hole.
    step 2. Put head in it.
    step 3. Problem fixed.

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    This reminds me of this

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    Don't worry about wearing headphones, you'd have felt it. At least, you should.
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    OH NO! NOT AGAIN!!!!

    Forget about your wheel or bike. Just get ready for this ( http://mooseburger.com/camp/index.html )

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    The downward spiral of the forums continues...
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    If the chords are undamaged you are ok, but if the gash goes through the fabric your tire is junked..
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    yea i can see into the inner tube. so... i guess new tire? ugh... how do i know if my other tire is ok? because while im getting new tires might as well know if the other one is ok also

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    a careful visual inspection of the other tire should suffice
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Quote Originally Posted by VuONG View Post
    yea i can see into the inner tube. so... i guess new tire? ugh... how do i know if my other tire is ok? because while im getting new tires might as well know if the other one is ok also
    Just buy a case of tires. Buying in bulk will save you money down the road.
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    ummm no

    dont buy more than a few tires until you know what you like
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    ummm no

    dont buy more than a few tires until you know what you like
    i wanna group buy on gatorskins

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    what size
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    28 please

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    maxis re-fuse

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    Riding with headphones on is the Stupidest thing I see everyday. You're lucky you had your headphones off and got a flat. Could've had 'em on and gotten a truck.
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    Could have just been a pinch flat if you didn't put yr tube/tire on right the first time. Just give the tire a look-see, should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    ummm no

    dont buy more than a few tires until you know what you like
    No, this rider clearly needs a case of tires. A case of rims might not be a bad idea either...just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx View Post
    No, this rider clearly needs a case of tires. A case of rims might not be a bad idea either...just in case.

    why not a support van driving behind with a whole new bike ready to roll? just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayrooney View Post
    why not a support van driving behind with a whole new bike ready to roll? just in case.
    I think you may be on to something. Maybe on demand roadside service, you could start a biz in Gotham city catering to the young and the helpless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx View Post
    I think you may be on to something. Maybe on demand roadside service, you could start a biz in Gotham city catering to the young and the helpless.
    My old shop started to do this just before I quit. If people flatted out on river road, they can call the new store and a car comes to either fix their flat or haul them back to the shop. They were going to start something similar in Central Park but the park department and "friends of CP" are leary of commercial traffic in the park.
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