Tube troubles.

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by Tim Morin, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Tim Morin

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    I have recently popped my tube in a 24x3 DH tube. It broke at the point
    where the valve stem meets the tube. I figured I may have been riding
    with too little air pressure, on a surface that had good traction, and
    the tire/tube slipped inside the rim.

    Has anyone else ever had this happen? If so, any suggestion?


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  2. markf

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    higher pressure would help. also get a new tube with a ring like a
    presta tube. i know osme DH tubes have that the specifically prevent
    what happened to yours.


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  3. cathwood

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    It's happened twice to me, once with a very new tube. Never happened
    since though. It's the only problem I've ever had with tubes.

    Cathy


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  4. Tim Morin

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  5. cathwood

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    Tim Morin wrote:
    > Thanks. I'll try the presta valve.




    Well, one of my tube/valve problems was on the 29er and the tube had a
    presta valve.

    Cathy


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  6. It sounds like the valve stem wasn't centered and so the rim ended up
    cutting it off. Next time take off the tire and reposition the tube if
    it isn't centered.


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