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Ok here is what I have done, and how it all went. I bought a pair of new proper bolts with washers. With shipping they were two most expensive bolts I have bought in my life, around $10. I have cleaned everything well, installed new bolts and tightened them as good as I could, by alternating bolts for each half turn. After that for few days I kept checking ...
To my mind, a 'feeling like a small pebble' suggests something in the hub itself, perhaps a failing bearing. To test for bearing damage, hold the axle in two hands and spin on he wheel. See if you get a regular catching feeling that would suggest a damaged bearing or bearing surface.
If you have water proof panniers made of soft plastic, patches made for fixing holes in bike tubes are really great (depending on the size of the holes in the panniers of course).
You may be doing everything right but have done something to get a series of small punctures. For example, I have had the misfortune of riding across an empty lot littered with small cactus plants (I didn't known it at the time as I was visiting the area). This left my tube littered with small punctures clustered together. As I patched one hole I would ...
This kind of thing is common. I'm answering because I can't comment yet, but the previous answer nailed it. I just wanted to add. You need to really inspect the tire around where the punctures are happening. The worst thing is small bits of metal wire from decaying car tires that litter roads. They get stuck in the rubber in your bike tires and are really ...
You may have a sort of systematic effect, such as debris (puncture causing material) near the patch site, or missing rim tape or something depending on where the patch is. It may not be easy to find the causing material unless the tire is flexed under load though, which is why you might just not see it. Either that, or you're consistently not applying the ...
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