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tanner burlile

Vital BMX member tanner burlile
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Location: Emmett, ID USA

8/20/2014 10:43 PM

So I keep getting flat tires My old tires were 35-65 psi tires and I think I was putting to much air in them so I got some new demolition tires (machete tire and momentum tire) and their both 110 psi tires I have single walled rims (I'm planning on getting double walls here soon) I run my tires at 90psi and I don't get any thorns or any thing I've checked my spokes and I don't think it's a pinch flat so what should I do cause I don't want to run slime tubes

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8/20/2014 11:03 PM

Don't do slime tires no matter what that's just a mess waiting to happen and when it happens you will regret using them a lot lol are both of your tires consistently getting flats? Or just one ?


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8/20/2014 11:27 PM

Is the hole coming from the bottom of your tube?

With single wall rims, you will often find that you can get flats from the spoke nipples. (or anything sharp in your rim)

Best thing to do is remove your rim strip, check for any sharp edges on spoke nipples, file them down carefully with a metal file, apply some tape to the rim (hockey tape works well, yes we are Canadian) and then put your rim strip back on.

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dave lawrence

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8/21/2014 11:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2014 11:21 AM

Where is the hole on the tube? What does it look like? Is it a pin hole, or does it look like a small hole with shreds around it? Does it leak to flat or loudly pop?

I am sick and tired of the "cliques" that this sport has recently developed. We should embrace the fact that we all ride a little kids bike, and not worry about the small details. When you take riding in its most basic form, we are all the same.