Slow pressure drop

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  1. fauxpas

    fauxpas New Member

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    Sorry, but these stoopid nub questions will cease when I get more experience under my sitbones and picked your guys/guyettes' brains sumore...

    Anyhoo, I checked the pressure in my tyres/tubes tonight... They were 105psi front and 115psi rear about 3 weeks ago... Tonight, they were 50psi front and 60psi rear...

    Is it common or normal for the pressure to drop slowly from road tubes?
     
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  2. Albert 50

    Albert 50 New Member

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    Yup....Exactly what you have is exactly what I would expect. I pump up at least once a week to a couple of psi over what I think is optimum for me. This gives me a week of riding, except for flats, before I usually have to worry about inflating again.
     
  3. kleng

    kleng New Member

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    This is about right for 3 weeks, you should check pressure everytime you go out and ride. I use latex tubes and they lose about 5-10psi per night.
     
  4. dgregory57

    dgregory57 New Member

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    Yes, it is typical.

    Some people top off their tires every ride.

    I would suggest getting into a pattern of checking that works for you, and check them occasionally.
     
  5. badkarma

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    Check them once per week and you'll be fine. I use ordinary rubber tubes, and I lose about 15-20 psi per week.
     
  6. fauxpas

    fauxpas New Member

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    Phew, thanks for that... Thank God for the floor pump... be stuffed pumping with a handheld every week to over 100psi...

    I don't even see how a little handheld can get anywhere near 100psi...

    The way I see it, the little handheld I have in my pack is to get enough pressure in my tyre till I get home...
     
  7. aacliment

    aacliment New Member

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    Thats basically what its designed for.:)
     
  8. fauxpas

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    Yeah, I laugh at those mini pumps stating "Pumps to 120psi" bwhahahaha :D
     
  9. badkarma

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    My blackburn frame pump will pump to 120psi.
     
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