Flat tire from indoor trainer

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by jellymuscles, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. jellymuscles

    jellymuscles New Member

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    I have a Bianchi Volpe with 32 wide rims. Four times I have brought it into the house, take the front wheel off, put in on the trainer and work a bit. When I come back the tire is flat. The tube has a slit about 1 inch long. The tire says 58 psi and 87 psi maximum. I use 80 psi. Please help me. I am going crazy.
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  2. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    Is it the front wheel that is blowing out? Sometimes there is enough clearance between a certain rim and a certain tire that allows the tube to push out a little between them. Eventually you will get a blowout like this. I had the same situation with a Panaracer tire on a Wolber rim. Since I was riding the same size tires on the front and back, I switched them and all is well now.
     
  3. vspa

    vspa Active Member

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    Check out what the previous poster said. I would add that sometimes the same hole on a tire is responsible for several flats, even if you had previously pull out any debris off the hole. Just replace the tire for a new one and see what happens.
     
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