I was cycling home today and I got a puncture a few minutes in where the air slowly drained rather than instant rim to concrete!
Fitted a new tube and 10 minutes further down, exact same issue.
Just wanted some ideas of things that can cause these kind of punctures as it seems to be bike related rather than the road.
Things I've considered:
- Grit inside tyre, which I did check for when fitting new tube.
- Over pumping tyres and travelling on bumpy roads (road bike tyres to 100psi in cold weather)
- Noticed a very very slight nick on the rim where, which is slightly protruding into the side wall of the tyre, although I didn't expect it would be able to get through tyre to tube. Will be sanding regardless.
- Wheel is mildly buckled looking at it, that couldn't cause punctures as far as I know.
It could just be bad luck, but any advice with getting to the root cause would be great. Otherwise I'll be forever replacing tubes!
I have Gatorskin tyres that are around a month old, so it shouldn't be tyre wear related. Repair and investigation will take place shortly based on the advice here. Pinching the tyre or debris in the tyre seem to be the most likely causes. Will post back with further update.
Repaired the puncture last night and inspected the tubes/tyre. There was no obvious debris in the tyre (unless it fell out whilst I repaired). Nonetheless, I thoroughly inspected and brushed tyre inside and out, found a small hole (2mm) in the tyre, which I can only assume was the offending point, as I didn't check alignment from the original puncture. It was only a tiny hole so I applied some rubber glue to seal it. Managed to get to work today without a repeat - so fingers crossed!