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Offline BadAssCorrado

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Flats after a ride ?
« on: May 10, 2008, 07:27:23 PM »
I keep getting flats after I ride. I can go out for a three hour ride and have full pressure in my tires and  by the time I get home my tires are flat. I have been unable to locate leaks in the past and have just been replacing tubes but this is getting out of hand.

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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008, 07:58:58 PM »
Check to see if your rim strips need to be replaced.  There could be a series of little sandspur points in your tire; replace the tire.  Could be pinch flats.  ?

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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 08:57:33 PM »
Could there be something on your bike rack causing this? About the only way I've found to find small leaks is to put the whole tire into a tub. How tight are you putting on the nut for the valve stem, maybe it's too tight and eventually pulling the valve stem out of the tube.
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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008, 09:53:30 PM »
Stans will take care of that ;)

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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 06:46:15 AM »
I agree with the tub, it will pinpoint the leak.  No use tossing good tubes for a little pinhole. 

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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 02:40:10 PM »
Again Stan`s  ;)

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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008, 04:00:07 PM »
Again Stan`s  ;)

What makes Stan's different/better than Slime? Is it lighter or something?

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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008, 05:29:50 PM »
They did a side by side comparison between Stans, Slime and a couple of other sealants I can't remember. The outcome was not even close as Stans sealed not only holes twice as large but twice as fast.

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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008, 05:47:51 PM »
Take the tire off the rim, and turn the tire inside out, and recheck.  I had to do this one time with the same problem as yours, and found a rusty staple that I could not feel or see.
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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 11:14:19 PM »
What are the downsides to Stans? Some people seem to love them, but most people still appear to ride with tubes. Is it cost?

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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2008, 05:31:17 AM »
I would say fear of the unknown :D I use to pinch flat every other ride on tubes, when I finally got tired of being down on the side of the trail as everyone wizzed by I tried the whole Stans kit and have never looked back :)

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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2008, 07:30:34 AM »
The stans sealant works pretty good. I don't recommend using the tubeless conversion gimmick with non UST tires if you ride real aggressive though. I've seen a couple nasty wrecks due to tires rolling off the rims due to them being non-ust with a non-ust rim. I run true UST rims and tires and don't use the sealant, and have very rarely ever had a flat. If you get a tire with a slow leak, put some stans in it and ride it a bit, good as new! For me and the way I ride the weight savings isn't worth the price I paid when it failed.
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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2008, 08:47:43 AM »
Unlike slowfatguy I am smaller(and way better looking) so the non tubeless tire works good for me even in races. no flat for two years now

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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008, 08:52:58 AM »
Pardon my ignorrance, but what does UST stand for? I know they're referring to tubeless tires.
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Re: Flats after a ride ?
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2008, 09:11:46 AM »
I believe it stands for

Universal System Tubless (UST)

 

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