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Old 06-01-20, 01:36 PM
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Am I the only person in the world...

...who can get a front flat while his bike is on a trainer. Due to the virus craziness, I've been exclusively on a trainer since March. Today, my front tire was flat. I don't get it.
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Old 06-01-20, 01:45 PM
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Pinch flat?
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Old 06-01-20, 01:46 PM
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And it's not a virtual flat?
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Old 06-01-20, 01:48 PM
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Nah,....... that's just your resident poltergeist, funning with you.....
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Originally Posted by gearbasher View Post
Due to the virus craziness, I've been exclusively on a trainer since March.
Yeah, that is crazy. The month of May in Pac NW was amazing for cycling.
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Old 06-01-20, 02:24 PM
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I agree, a pinch flat. Before every ride, I check the air in my tires, but on my trainer, I just connect and go. So a pinch flat could happen I guess, but to answer the question, Yes, you are the only in the world
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Old 06-01-20, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Yeah, that is crazy. The month of May in Pac NW was amazing for cycling.
The weather here is great, also. But, I'm caring for my 93 y.o. mom. So, I'm not chancing bringing anything into the house. I guess: "No good deed goes unpunished."

As far as the type of flat, I haven't checked it out yet.
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Haven't you ever had a tube just let go? I had it happen once to a bike just minding its own business hanging on the wall. Just let go at a seam - no FOD.
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I thought I was the only one to get a flat on trainer, but you beat me! Mine was at the rear tire, looks like the old tire I put on to use on the trainer had a very small shard imbedded that over the hours finally pierced the tube.
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I going for the poltergeist theory. Found no hole in the tube. No leak in the valve. I always use the nut on the presta valve stem. After I reinflated the tire and tried threading the nut on the valve, it stopped about five threads short of contacting the rim. When I looked at those last five threads, they were fubar. Like the valve was moving up and down in the rim. But, I always keep that nut tight and when I put the bike on the trainer, I put the valve on the top. There is no way the stem could have moved. Poltergeist!

To add to the poltergeist theory, Here is a non-cycling enigma I had. I used to play guitar, but haven't played since a serious cycling accident in 2008. I figured, since I'm stuck sheltering in place, I would start again. I took out my Gibson J-45 that I had put away. It was tuned down a full step and kept properly humidified. I replaced the strings and played it for 2 days. On the third day, I felt a hairline crack in the neck, near the head stock. It definitely wasn't there one the first day.

I guess if it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
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You opened the box.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
You opened the box.

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I guess you mean the Dybbuk Box.
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I guess you mean the Dybbuk Box.
I meant the Dya-Compe Box.

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Did you let RobbieTunes ride the bike?
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