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Old 02-06-08, 02:29 PM
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Man! This sucks...

Well after my ride on Sunday I put the bike up. I hop back on it on Tuesday and my rear tire has 15 pounds of pressure in it. So yea, I had a real small hole in it, most likely from a thorn bush I ran over by mistake. So after repalcing the rear tube, I put the bike back up due to weather. Yesterday, the front tire is squishier than usual.. Its got a real small hole! so I pumped it back up to 65, and today its around the 55 mark. AHHH!
Flats suck.
Can't wait for my tire liners. I'm thinking about the Slime Liners, any good things about them?

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Old 02-06-08, 02:33 PM
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Why not try specialized armadillo tyres? They're pretty much puncture proof for on road use so for off-road I can only assume the same.

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqS...ipTires26_Flat


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Old 02-06-08, 02:34 PM
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I'd recommend learning how to patch a tube. No liners are going to prevent every flat.
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Old 02-06-08, 02:41 PM
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Did you check to see if the thorn(or whatever) is not still in the tire?
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Old 02-06-08, 02:45 PM
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Yea I'm getting a patch kit also, patching is something I'm familiar with after riding in Alaska.
Those tires look awesome also.


Thanks Hammer Man

Your the first one to compliment it.
I've caught a lot of Flak over my sig already lol.

Yes I checked over every centimeter of the tire.

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Old 02-06-08, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
Did you check to see if the thorn(or whatever) is not still in the tire?
You misread. It was a thron, not a thorn. Much harder to locate, in my experience.
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Old 02-06-08, 02:53 PM
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Are you running 65psi for trail riding?
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throns?!?

nothing helps with those kid. Best to thwor the whole bike out and start ovar..lols

Thron bush...luv it..lols
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Old 02-06-08, 03:17 PM
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Sorry, was on Moms computer, the keyboard is different then my laptop, I always screw up on it.
I was told by my LBS to stay at 65, but I think he thinks I'm an Uber Newb who has never ridden before.
I'm going to drop down to about 45-50 next time I ride.

PS. My moms computer also doesn't have Firefox. The spell check feature is wonderful.
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Old 02-06-08, 03:21 PM
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jeez, 65???

Try 40, maybe even less.
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Old 02-06-08, 03:23 PM
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Yea, been riding max pressure, and with my pogo-stick like fork, Ive been bouncing everywhere.
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Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
Sorry, was on Moms computer, the keyboard is different then my laptop, I always screw up on it.
Is it not a standard QWERTY keyboard? She's got the Spanish keyboard, doesn't she?
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The keys have a different shape/size, the angle of the keys is different and the curve is different.
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The keys have a different shape/size, the angle of the keys is different and the curve is different.
I see. Just remember, the angle of the dangle is directly proportional to the heat of the meat.
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throns?!?

nothing helps with those kid. Best to thwor the whole bike out and start ovar..lols

Thron bush...luv it..lols
Ummm... Ok..
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Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
he thinks I'm an Uber Newb who has never ridden before.
Where would he ever get that idea?

If you start a thread every time you get a flat, you are going to be in front of the computer alot. Flats are part of mountain biking, get over it.
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Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
PS. My moms computer also doesn't have Firefox. The spell check feature is wonderful.
You know what else is wonderful? The Preview Post feature at the bottom of the screen. Damn, laziness is becoming an epidemic.
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I see. Just remember, the angle of the dangle is directly proportional to the heat of the meat.
Thanks, that made me choke on some frosted flakes.
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Point taken.
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I bet the ride gets better when you lower your pressures.

There was once I took my bike in for service, when I first started, it pumped up my pressures to 40-45 and when I went out to the trail, I was bouncing all over the place. I thought it was trying to kill me. No wonder it went out of business.
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I ride trails with 40 - 45 psi.
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I ride my trail simulator with 40 - 45 psi.
Fixed.
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Fixed.
Right, sometimes I forget that I don't actually ride outside. The simulator is that realistic.
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