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Mystery flat tire

Old 09-08-04, 06:37 AM
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Mystery flat tire

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I recently purchase a new road bike. I had my LBS change the tires and put on specialized armadillo (700X23c) tires because they are puncture resistance. After my last ride my rear tire went completely flat overnight, not on the ride itself but while it was sitting. I pump it up and checked to see if I could see if something had puncture the tire. I found two very small cuts in the tire put soapy water on them and saw air was leaking very slowly from these cuts. About a hour later I checked again and I could not see anymore air coming from these cuts and the tire was still pretty hard indicating that very little air leaked out. I decided not to repair the tube and have since ridden the bike for about a 50 miles and I have not had the tire to go down again.
I am going to ride in the MS 150 in a couple of weeks and wonder if this tire is OK. Three days have now gone by without the tire going flat again.If the tube was punctured how come it does not go flat anymore and if the tube is not punctured how in the heck did the tire go flat in the first place?
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Old 09-08-04, 06:52 AM
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dude, just put in a new innertube. even the premuim ones are like 5 bucks.
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Old 07-09-07, 05:17 PM
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Your LBS probably filled the tire w/CO2, which tends to go flat overnight. As for the tube, yeah man, just buy a new one. Cheaper than a 25 mile walk, no?
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Old 07-09-07, 05:59 PM
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No idea what could have caused that, but it might be a long walk home if the tube had a defect and it eventually gives up while you're on a long ride. Sometimes they develop a leak in the seam. I would replace the tube.
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