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    MojoDojo marzjennings's Avatar
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    My claim to the flat tire crown.

    OK, I get flat tires almost every time I go ride, road or off-road. It's a curse I've come to live with. But last night a first for me...


    a f^&*ing flat tire while spinning on the trainer, how the f&*k did that happen????

    dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

    "not necessarily absence of order, as is generally supposed, but an absence of rule."

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    stans no tubes problem solved

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    Check your rim strips. If a part of a spoke hole is exposed, it will give you a flat. Easy to identify because the punctures will be on the inside of the tubes. Couple of wraps of electrical tape can be used if you don't have a new rim strip handy.

    You might have small pieces of glass or thorns embedded in your tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marzjennings
    OK, I get flat tires almost every time I go ride, road or off-road. It's a curse I've come to live with. But last night a first for me...


    a f^&*ing flat tire while spinning on the trainer, how the f&*k did that happen????

    My guess is that the flat on the trainer happened because of something that was already going on with that wheel. Do you have cloth rim strips on each wheel, or just the flimsy rubber ones that come with the bike?
    Tomcat's sitting on the railroad track. Well, he hollered to the mama cat, she answered back: "Bring it on down to my house, honey, ain't nobody home but me!"

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    I used to get flats on my MTB all the time before I had the cloth rim strips installed. Years ago when I used to have a road bike, the original tires were 700x18, and I was getting flats like crazy. Once I moved up to 700x20, my rate of flats dropped significantly.
    Tomcat's sitting on the railroad track. Well, he hollered to the mama cat, she answered back: "Bring it on down to my house, honey, ain't nobody home but me!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyathlete
    My guess is that the flat on the trainer happened because of something that was already going on with that wheel. Do you have cloth rim strips on each wheel, or just the flimsy rubber ones that come with the bike?
    I didn't check the rim strip, I'll have to do that tonight. I'll only did a quick check by running my finger around the inside of the tire, looking for something sticking in from the outside. Didn't think the problem may be internal to the rim.

    cheers
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    I've got one better. Back in April I did the Ride2Drop and the night before the ride I was sleeping in the hotel room in Aransas Pass with my bike next to the bed. About 2:00 in the morning I hear a PSHHHHHT. I got a flat tire with the bike just sitting there. Turned out to be a rim strip failure. Talk about a bad omen for the ride though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody
    I've got one better. Back in April I did the Ride2Drop and the night before the ride I was sleeping in the hotel room in Aransas Pass with my bike next to the bed. About 2:00 in the morning I hear a PSHHHHHT. I got a flat tire with the bike just sitting there. Turned out to be a rim strip failure. Talk about a bad omen for the ride though...

    Cody
    What kind of rim strip?
    Tomcat's sitting on the railroad track. Well, he hollered to the mama cat, she answered back: "Bring it on down to my house, honey, ain't nobody home but me!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Kitty

    Looks almost too good to be true, I might have to try it.
    dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

    "not necessarily absence of order, as is generally supposed, but an absence of rule."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyathlete
    What kind of rim strip?

    Cheap rubber rim strip that came with the bike. Replaced with a cloth strip the next day.

    Cody
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    Quote Originally Posted by marzjennings
    Looks almost too good to be true, I might have to try it.
    i've been using the stans system for over two years and had ZERO flats

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    Interesting how the thread about flats has garnered so many comments...
    Tomcat's sitting on the railroad track. Well, he hollered to the mama cat, she answered back: "Bring it on down to my house, honey, ain't nobody home but me!"

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    arrogance in the flesh Hello Kitty's Avatar
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    if they would take my priceless advice when i first posted it you woulden't need all this jibber jabber

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    "Just be like Bill" is what he's saying. I wouldn't agree but that's not the point. Bill wants you to shut the fuck up and be like Bill (without the crack habit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Crack Kitty
    if they would take my priceless advice when i first posted it you woulden't need all this jibber jabber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Kitty
    i've been using the stans system for over two years and had ZERO flats
    C'mon, Bill. Pam and I saw you pushing your bike at Hershey Park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tex Mex
    C'mon, Bill. Pam and I saw you pushing your bike at Hershey Park.

    that is how he gets over hills..

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    arrogance in the flesh Hello Kitty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tex Mex
    C'mon, Bill. Pam and I saw you pushing your bike at Hershey Park.
    Honest Abe ! i haven't had any "puncture" flats...



    the so called "incident" at the anthills was because of a cut big enough in the tire that the stan latex coulden't even seal...

    maybe i should re-Phrase my statement...Catherine hasn't had any flats since i've converted her bikes over to stans no tubes

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