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Old 11-15-05, 04:10 PM
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Im going to break something

My dang intertube allready popped twice in the last 2-3 weeks. I fix it, and I put it on the back of the bike(now it has been patched 3 times) while Im pumping it, I hear a ssssSsssss and the air is coming out again. I dont know if the patch failed and popped off, or it popped somewhere else. All I know is im really pissed, think its time for a new intertube?
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Old 11-15-05, 04:14 PM
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I have many thorn and used special thing of solid rubber for inside instead. Now my wheels ar estroong like my frame but i need a better jumping tire for the back
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Old 11-15-05, 04:16 PM
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Well I just looked, a little hole popped in the middle of the nike patch. Dang free patch kits are crap.
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Old 11-15-05, 05:52 PM
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Just go buy a $4.00 tube, I find that patchs are useless.
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Old 11-15-05, 05:55 PM
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Check your tire for a thorn. Look VERY CLOSELY. They can be hard to find. Also, two things: one, use some common sense, and two, let it go. Tubes are 5 bucks.




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Old 11-15-05, 06:23 PM
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check the inside of your tire for any thing sharp, and just buy the "dang" innertubes, they're dirt cheap and its much simpler than patching the tube
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Old 11-15-05, 06:42 PM
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To get a tube im going to have a drive an hour+ to get to a bike store. No thx. I wasn't mad about the cost of a new tube. I was mad that I had just spent over a half an hour putting the tire back on(im brand new at taking treads off and back on) and it pops again. Im not mad anymore though.
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Old 11-15-05, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by NoF3ar
To get a tube im going to have a drive an hour+ to get to a bike store. No thx. I wasn't mad about the cost of a new tube. I was mad that I had just spent over a half an hour putting the tire back on(im brand new at taking treads off and back on) and it pops again. Im not mad anymore though.
that is bad bad news F3 mountain biker I met you by looking in the profile and seeing many posts.

I have very very good news for you!!!! the internet has shown me many bicycle places your area so happily you can buy things to make tires work right This peoples internet page was made for you http://maps.google.com/maps?q=bicycl...,+ca&f=l&hl=en

also reminder I have no more air prolbems with full rubber piece inside wheel. try that to
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what are you getting pinchflats? take the tire off and inspect the rim for anything that might be poping it. if you mess up putting a patch on, in my experience, that patch is screwed. order some tubes bulk online for cheap, so then you wont need to drive to the lbs for a while.
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Old 11-15-05, 07:21 PM
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Yea i think they are pinch flats. Meme I know where all the bike shops are, I mostly have to order bike gear over the net because Im only allowed to use the car when I have permission(none of the cars belong to me). The point of the thread was to just tell everyone about how pissed off I was. I know I should just buy an intertube, thx everyone.
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Old 11-15-05, 07:27 PM
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if it is pinch flats, put a little more air into your tires.

just for future reference
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Old 11-15-05, 08:01 PM
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haha i bought by tube for 15 :S its like super ridiculoulsly dh-fr-bender strong though.
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Old 11-15-05, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by revmonkey
haha i bought by tube for 15 :S its like super ridiculoulsly dh-fr-bender strong though.
Haha same, although I got a flat with it the same day
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Old 11-16-05, 10:31 AM
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F3 biker that is very very good news that internet can send tires to your house and internet can say to you that bike shops are very very nearby not 1- hours far!!! one thing in my country citizens also commune to job and store by riding bike and car can't be made for job. Maybe you cna try to!
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Old 11-16-05, 02:18 PM
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I just went to performance 3 days ago to buy new treads and a tool kit. Im sticking with the patched inertube for now.
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Old 11-19-05, 08:02 PM
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Just to add to the confusion...make sure you're not pinching the tube with a lever or the bead when you reinstall the tire. I just got some Slime tubes for our local extra-thorny trail, but I'm not sure how well they work on pinch flats.
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you really need a new tube. 3 patches! get yourself a new one when you have time and also be sure you get SLIME.

if your getting snakebites (pinch flats) more air

hope that helps
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Originally Posted by xshim_myx
you really need a new tube. 3 patches! get yourself a new one when you have time and also be sure you get SLIME.

if your getting snakebites (pinch flats) more air

hope that helps
I'm not saying he doesn't need a new tube, but I've got tubes that have been patched 5-6 times that still work pretty well. It does get tiresome(no pun intended) after a while, tho. NoF3ar, a patch kit(not free) that utilizes cement(kinda slow) or one of the "glueless" kits should bail you out if you need 'em. I never leave home without it....
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To start: this is the worst thread I've ever seen for AOL'ese. Most of you know better.

Second of all, you can patch a tube 10 times and still have it work fine. I have 3 patches on my rear tube right now, it doesn't lose any air, and it works fine. I've had up to 16 patches in one tube, although, I lost all the air in 8 hours. If you have problems with patches that are ruber and require rubber cement, you're not doing it properly.

The proper way of patching a tube is to apply the rubber cement, and squish it around with your finger until the glue gets tacky and makes glue threads when you pull your finger off of it. Then apply the patch to the tube and hold it down flat with a lot of pressure (put your hand on it and push down with your weight) and do that for about 3-5 minutes. Be careful when removing your hand, because you could pull the patch off if it's glued to your hand. NEVER reuse a patch, and from my experience, round patches SUCK. Use the large and medium sized rectangular patches, they work very well.
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