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Old 05-20-07, 06:04 PM
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pinch flats

I just started bikin and whenever i jump off stair or ledges i get flats. Is there anyway to stop this from happening. Because i cant afford gettin new tubes every day. Im not sure which tubes i buy everytime but i always try to buy different ones to see if it would help but it never does.
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Old 05-20-07, 06:07 PM
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Could be a number of things. Too much air pressure, not enough, spoke poking through, something in your tire, or the lack of experience on a bike. Easy fix - stop jumping off ledges and stairs.
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Old 05-20-07, 06:07 PM
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Thats really weird. sounds almost like a spoke or something is popping it.
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Old 05-20-07, 06:14 PM
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If you don't have a rim strip (something inbetween where the tube and tire meet the rim then get some electrical tape or duct tape and tape the inside of the rim. Also check the inside of your tire for sharp crap. Your rim as well. And put at least 60-70 psi in your tires, if not more.
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Old 05-20-07, 06:22 PM
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Thx ill check my tires for any sharp things and ill try the duck tape.
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Old 05-20-07, 07:53 PM
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if you don't absorb the landing, your tires will bottom out and then pinch flat.
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Old 05-20-07, 07:56 PM
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After you've done all that, line your tires with talcum powder, and you'll be pretty unlikely to see the problem this often again.
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Old 05-20-07, 09:09 PM
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Just keep riding. You will stop popping tubes so frequently. After that, get some new tires with a higher PSI rating.
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Old 05-21-07, 05:06 AM
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Use patches on tubes, don't just always buy new tubes
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Old 05-21-07, 01:12 PM
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Word. Patches are huge moneysavers.
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Old 05-21-07, 03:28 PM
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try puting some chalk all over ur tube and in ur tyre
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Old 05-21-07, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jsyAaron
try puting some chalk all over ur tube and in ur tyre
I have never heard this before, how exactly does it help?
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Old 05-22-07, 05:25 AM
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I think its the same as putting powder in there just keeps it from sticking and get pinched and poped.
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Old 05-22-07, 05:26 AM
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Yeah, it stops the glue from the patch sticking to the tire
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Old 05-22-07, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Word. Patches are huge moneysavers.
But most of the time i find they don't work.
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Old 05-22-07, 06:36 AM
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me to
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Old 05-22-07, 01:00 PM
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They always worked fine for me.
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Old 05-22-07, 01:20 PM
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i tried them for ever ago and it didnt work right so i havent tried one since. i just buy new tubes since i noramlly pop the tube when the tire is really worn out so the tube is the cheapest part.
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Old 05-22-07, 02:51 PM
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Always work for me, you guys must suck at patching
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Old 05-22-07, 02:51 PM
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Even I can patch a tube correctly. That's sad.
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Old 05-22-07, 02:53 PM
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Good gosh, lets blow this joint and find some real people.

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Old 05-22-07, 02:58 PM
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Tempting, but I'm stuck here for a while unless... I mess up badly...
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Old 05-22-07, 04:37 PM
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I've never had a patch not work.
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Old 05-22-07, 06:34 PM
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i have. because i sucked at putting them on. but i learned. that's all it takes.
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Old 05-23-07, 09:34 AM
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Meh, i can patch well if i want. But it's just soooooo much easier to throw on a new tube. Especially since i usually have at least 4 sitting at home.
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