Questions tagged [puncture]

Also called "flat". Ways to avoid punctures, deal with punctures, etc.

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Unable to get a tube replacement to last

I am running into a consistent issue, my last two tubes replacement for the back tyre of my cycle got punctured same way at the neck of the tube. I am beginning to think if there is something ...
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Should I use slime-filled inner tubes or anti-puncture lining?

My outer tyres were really worn and my inner tubes had 3 patches each (and still deflating) so I decided that I had to replace both. I have found some pretty nice outer tyres but as the place I ...
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus vs Continental Gator Hardshell [closed]

Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Continental Gatorskin are two of the most established and most-discussed lines of tyres on this site (171 results and 90 results respectively if you search "Marathon ...
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Do tyre savers made of a chain catch debris as effectively as tyre savers made of a wire? Are they practical?

I get a lot of slow punctures in my rear wheel (I think mainly from glass), so have been looking into installing a cheap tyre saver there. They are meant to catch the debris before it gets pushed into ...
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Keep getting flat with road bike tires

I keep getting punctures with road bike tires riding the street in Baltimore. I know they are not the cleanest but I should not be getting a flat every single time. Using Continental Gator Skin and ...
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Can Presta valves suddenly lose pressure?

I was doing my usual 15 mile round, about mile or two to go, when suddenly I realised my front tyre had gone flat. It has heavy duty, mountain bike style, valves. I haven't been able to find a ...
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Does leaving a flat for months damage the wheel?

I've left my road bike standing on a flat tyre for at least six months. I'm going to replace the tyre and tube, but I want to check first if I might have damaged the wheel
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My local bike shop owner said to me “I would never use tubeless tires for a Gravel Bike”

My local bike shop owner said to me "I would never use tubeless tires for a Gravel Bike". Where I ride in central Iowa, we only seem to have the large clunky gravel with fairly sharp edges. ...
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Tire is losing air but inner tube seems to hold air

I got a flat on my back tire and bought a new innertube. I put it on my bike, filled it up but it lost all air again within minutes. I took the new tube out, pumped it up to find out where the hole is,...
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What's the cause of this kind of tyre damage?

What's causing this type of damage to the tyre? It's a 25 x 622 tyre on a 13 x 622 rim. Tyre is a Schwalbe Active Line K-Guard. The tyre itself doesn't seem worn.
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My tire was slashed. Replaced the inner tube, but should I replace the tire as well?

Talking about a hybrid bike. As the title says my tire was slashed. It happened overnight and the cut is on the side, so I'm 99% sure it was slashed. I replaced the tube and have been riding without ...
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Booting a road bike tire

I ran over a thorn which went through the tire and punctured the inner tube. The thorn left a small hole of about 1-2mm in the center of the tire. The tire is a pretty new Specialized turbo. ...
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Bike tyre damage from riding on a flat?

So I started riding my 10 year old MTB again and got a flat front tire around 4 miles away from home. Being a novice, I decided to ride it all the way home. Found a hole in the inner tube and ...
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Frequent punctures, is my weight the problem?

2 road bike. The rear tire keeps popping. I have replaced the rear rim and tube. Every time I go for a ride I inflate the tire to around 70-80psi. I am on the heavy side (310 lbs). What are my options....
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Why do bike tires suffer from frequent punctures whereas car tires don't?

I have driven in my life 200 000 km by car and 20 000 km by bike. In my car, I have never had a single puncture. In my bike, my puncture count probably exceeds 5. Why do bicycle tires suffer from ...
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How to best quick fix worn out tyre

I want to share my experience and ask for some further question on this issue. I was on a roadtrip as I found out that tyre on my rear wheel was worn out. I could clearly see the threading (if this is ...
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Alwasy getting a flat rear tire on my 14"inch folding bike

I just bought my 14" folding bike and I always getting a flat tire on the rear. It happened 4 times in a span of three days. 1st flat was with the stock inner tube, 2nd flat is with the new inner ...
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Is my wheel broken?

The other day my inner tube suffered a blow out and I'm wondering if this is the cause One side of the joint in the wheel seems to have come out of alignment and now there is a sharp bit sticking out....
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Can Latex inner tubes be patched?

I've personally never ridden on Latex inner tubes. If I get a puncture on a latex tube I'd prefer to be able to fix it, given they're a lot more expensive than regular butyl tubes. My research ...
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Why am I suffering from repeated flats same spot on wheel?

I’m an avid rider- have ridden about 7,000 miles (11,200 km) in the past 4 years with 2 flats total. This year I’ve had the following Flat in front wheel right across from the valve stem. I replaced ...
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Tire went flat, then held air?

During a recent ride my tire went flat on my tri bike. I was about to change the tube but thought I'd just put some air in the flat tire first. Amazingly it held air for the rest of my ride (another 2 ...
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What tube do I need to buy for a Cube SL Road Race Bike?

Sorry for such a newbie question but I truly am in need of some guidance to make sure I buy the right thing. I recently bought a Cube SL Road Race which I've been out on a few times, covering about ...
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Multiple double holed punctures on the rim side of tube

Got a new trainer tire, so I removed the regular tire and tube from the rear rim and replaced them with the special trainer tire and a thinner tube. When I plied the old deflated tube for storing, I ...
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Recurring flats on new bike

I have had four flat tyres in less than two months. Some more information: I've only experienced repeated flats since I started using racing bikes (two months ago). I'm 194cm tall and weigh 74kg. I ...
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Do I need to refill sealant after puncture?

I got my first set of brand new tubeless wheels (Mavic Aksium Elite UST) and next day I had a somewhat large (it looks more than 4 mm) puncture. The sealant did its job, but my teammates described it ...
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Can I use a Vittoria Zaffiro 700 * 25c road bike tyre with a hole in outer rim of the tyre? [duplicate]

My road bike tyre got punctured couple of days ago and I just noticed that it resulted in a hole in the outer wall of my tyre. How can I close this hole? I rode just 500kms on this tyre so I am not ...
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Why does a tire patch leak near the lip, and how to properly patch the flat?

I had a flat in my back wheel because the tire was worn out. I removed it and patched it as in these directions, except for the abrasion with sandpaper, which I never do. I put the tire back in and ...
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Tire over inflated and went flat? [duplicate]

I thought my tire pressure was low. I pumped air to the maximum resistance and after four hour there was hissing of air continuously while I was asleep and it woke me, how can I fix it? It's a new ...
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Replaced my rim with a wider one - will my tire still fit? [duplicate]

I was running Shimano RS on my road bike (not sure the width) and switched to Bontrager Paradigm Comp. A sticker says 622x19 - I'm guessing 19 is the rim width. It's definitely wider than my old wheel....
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Do tubeless tyres explode more easily than standard one?

Yesterday I was at a bar with a friend with our bikes parked near us and his bike's front tyre (a tubeless one) exploded. When we went to the bike shop, they told us that tubeless tyres explode more ...
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Why is my new front wheel not spinning?

Today my front wheel got flat. I took it for repair and when I went back home cycling it was very hard. It felt so heavy and that was not normal for speed 4, when I changed down to speed 3, 2, 1 it ...
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Can you use slime (brand) auto tire “tubeless” sealant for a bicycle tube?

I'm used to using slime in my tubed tires, the bicycle sealant kind with the "red trim": but I noticed some "prevent and repair flat tires tire sealant, all tubeless tires" blue trim tire sealant, ...
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Will adding duck/duct tape in my tires stop punctures?

Mountain bike Kawasaki kdx226fs
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Patching innertubes containing sealant

From my experience, I've learned that Slime will plug/seal a small hole in a tube. Sometimes the tube needs to be inflated 2 or 3 times for hole to seal. If a glueless patch is applied over a small ...
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Tread wear and punctures

I've used this Schwalbe G-One Speed tire for a long while with no problems. I got 2 punctures in the last 2 weeks though. First was because of a 2 mm thorn, second one was of unidentified cause. While ...
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Minimum distance between holes in inner tube

I recently got a second puncture in my road bike inner tube. In my opinion, the hole is pretty close to the other one that I fixed. I searched the internet but nowhere could I find a guideline to see ...
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Cut off tubeless plug head?

I use tubeless tires ranging from 30 to 40mm in width. When I puncture and the sealant doesn't cut it, I plug the hole with a Dynaplug. On longer rides, I carry a spare tube (or two) just in case. It ...
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Puncture resistant tire vs puncture resistant tube

When would you use a puncture resistant tire vs. a puncture resistant tube?
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Sudden deflation of a mountain bike tube without a bang?

I pumped up my flat tires on a Sunday afternoon and on Monday nothing went wrong, but on Tuesday, my bike was left in the rain followed by scorching sun. During that time, both of my bike tires ...
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Technique for self-adhesive puncture repair patches

Is there any special technique for using self-adhesive puncture repair patches? Today, I've had two different tubes fail within a minute of being inflated because the air pressure had split through ...
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Fixing pinches with latex-based sealant?

Having had yet another botched transition from a kerb to the road (and possibly some underinflation) I’ve heard that horrifying thump as the weight of the steel rims and the lock crashed down. Sure ...
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How durable are road or hybrid tyre tubes compared to mountain bike tyre tubes?

The context here is that I'm using a mountain bike to commute and I'm considering buying a hybrid bicycle or road bicycle. I'm experiencing various issues that require repairs and maintenance. ...
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How do I reduce the risk of pinch flat punctures while riding up stairs on my hardtail?

I've got a Specialized Pitch, size 27.5". I do a lot of urban MTBing and tricking. I know how to ride up stairs - up to four stairs at the moment, working on getting more - you lean back, get the ...
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What is the maximum weight could 26 1 3/8 tire and tube could withstand?

I bought my first bike few months ago, and it is old Raleigh 26" 1 -3/8 size. Every time I go with this bike through some bumps the rear tire and inner tube get punctured with large hole. It is ...
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Inner tube - series of dot marks and a puncture, what has caused it?

This is on the outside of the tube. There is a series of small dots marks about 1-2mm apart, and one of them has turned into a puncture. I've felt around the inside of the wheel, and the inside of ...
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fixing flat tire [duplicate]

I had to repair a flat. Have some questions. Is it best to apply patch to a completly flat tube? I found a small copper wire in tire. Is there something to minimize what can puncture tire? Thanks
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Bontrager thorn-resistant vs self-sealing tubes?

So I arrived in New Mexico a bit over a month ago from the East Coast. Little did I know, there are things called "goatheads" that will give you flats like crazy. So I found that out fast on my 29er. ...
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Why using a puncture repair kit instead of a new inner tube?

I am a casual rider (~30 km commute as often as possible) in an urban setting. Reading this SE site to learn about biking (the resource is extraordinary, even though I don't understand every ...
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To what pressure should I pump my 2.4 inch punctured tubeless tyre?

[The tale of a tire] I had a puncture in my tyre. I refilled the sealing liquid, inflated it to 3 atmospheres and rode approx 9 km (including stairs and small jumps) to work. Checked the pressue and ...
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Is it normal that the tyre fits effortless the rim?

I've been constantly having problems with my wheel going flat. I couldn't find anything on the rim but I changed the rim tape and I bought a new tyre. The old tyre was a bit worn. It was also fitting ...

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