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Questions tagged [puncture]

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

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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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I keep getting flat tires on my E-bike

I got my first flat a month ago and it was a snakebite flat. I got it by hitting a small bump on the road with low tire pressure. Since then I keep getting flats after a few days of riding. Every ...
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Why did both of my inner tubes blow out on a new bike I've only put 4 hours on?

I bought a new Diamondback Trace hybrid bike about a month ago. Rode it twice for about an hour a piece and the last time for about two hours. I had no problems any of the times and inflated the tires ...
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Can I use rimless tape with an inner tube on a regular (tube style) rim?

The plastic and cloth rim tapes at my LBS come in a couple of sizes: too narrow and too wide. Too narrow barely covers the spoke holes (meaning, it doesn't). Too wide gets into the bead area, making ...
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Inner tube valve cut from stretched rim tape?

I was trying to fix my sisters flat tire to make some money by charging her fees cheaper than the bike shop. I found the leak to be on the actual valve piece. Near the base there is a small cut ...
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Does the tire tread reduce the likelyhood of getting a puncture?

I've been using the last year thickslicks to driver mainly inside my city and I usually tried to don't go through anything else but asphalt to prevent punctures. I've been wondering if going through ...
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Need help - changing tires/rims on Origin8 Intersekt 7

I bought an Origin 8 Intersekt 7 two years ago. Denver has so much construction, and "goat heads" that I've popped my tires 7 out of 8 rides. Needless to say, I'm way over it, and haven't ridden the ...
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Flat tire after inflating to max pressure

Bought a used mountain bike for mom. The bike wasn't used in quite a while . Mom used it for 3 weeks , tire pressure was ok but it needed some air. So I pumped air in both the tires to max ...
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Schrader inner tube gets cut by Presta sized hole in rim

I am new at bikes. I got an old bike with flat tires which I decided to put back to life. I went to Walmart and got the cheapest inner tubes (Goodyear) which turned out to be Schrader type. I had no ...
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Many punctures on my 18" wheels Strida

I have a Strida with 18" wheels. Unfortunately the places I cycle seem to have lots of glass and I get a new puncture almost every week. I commute in London, so this is really unavoidable. The tires I ...
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Why do I keep getting cut looking flats?

My flats are causing some deep confusion. In the last year I've replaced at least 12 inner tubes because I keep getting flats. They are not puncture or pinch flats, they look like cuts to the tube, ...
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How can I avoid tearing the valve loose from an inner tube with a wheel lock?

The problem It sounds foolish, but I have too often torn the valve loose from the inner tube by rotating the wheel so that the valve is pressed against a closed wheel lock. Wheel locks are common in ...
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I keep getting flats right at the valve!

I changed 3 inner-tubes, they keep getting cut right at the bottom of the valve. I sanded down the hole where the valve goes, it had a sharp edge! Flats still happening...
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Are tubeless tires the solution to frequent flat tires?

I have owned a Trek FX3 for about 6 weeks and I have suffered 3 flats in the last 4 weeks (front and back tires). All my cycling is on road (almost exclusively in the cycle lane). The shop I bought ...
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Repeated front wheel puncture

I've just had my 3rd front wheel puncture in about 4 weeks (doing around 80 miles per week). Since the first puncture, the tube and rim tape has been completely replaced, but these seem to have not ...
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4 punctures in one week, even after replacing tube and tire, what's happening?

I've just had my 4th puncture in 8 days on the bike I use to commute to work. Same back wheel each time. I haven't had a puncture before in the 2 years I've had this bike. After the first puncture I ...
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Does an old tire become tight?

I'm asking this question (see the title) because I wasted so much time/energy (after having a punctured tube) trying to remove the tire and to put it again, while the guys I see on Youtube don't seem ...
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Puncture in SCHWALBE CITIZEN ACTIVE tire

Does anybody know what type of tire is SCHWALBE CITIZEN ACTIVE? I have a tiny punctures in it and have no idea how to fix. May be I wrong but I think it is tubeless. Should I bring it to service or is ...
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Micheli Protek Max: what are the fundamental differences? [closed]

The Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Michelin Protek Max are both tires that offer a 5mm puncture protection and a reflecting sidewall, which are both interesting features. The price is not the same, the ...
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What do I do after a tubeless tire has been punctured and self-sealed?

I picked up a puncture in my rear tire while out on my road bike. Quite a bit of sealant leaked out, but eventually the hole fixed itself with plenty of air pressure left in the tire to ride home. I'...
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Sidewall repeatedly splitting in same place on rim

Good afternoon, folks. Wondering if anyone has had this or a similar issue: I blew a tire a few weeks back and replaced the tube and tire after thoroughly inspecting the rim for damage. After a few ...
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Massive loss of pressure in my front tire but it still holds air

Last night I was riding into a parking garage with a steep decline before the entrance. I hit the bottom of the ramp hard and lost most of the tire pressure in my front tire in a split second. I ...
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Misshapen inner tube, is this evidence of it being incorrectly fitted?

I recently fitted new tires and inner tubes (Continental 700 25c). Today I had a fairly slow puncture, going flat in around 20 mins. I removed the tube and found that the puncture was at the edge of ...
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Tyre liner causing a slow puncture — am I doing something stupid

On a beater bike I've got (25 year old Raleigh MTB) I run tyre liners because I had spare tyres and was too cheap to buy good anti-puncture ones. They do their job quite well -- I've just picked ...
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Do you know as soon as you are riding on a flat?

Today I did a 55km ride and at some point I got a puncture on my rear tyre. The problem is that I do not know if I kept on driving for a while on it and damaged the tyre or the rim, although the rim ...
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Can I keep using my outer tube tyre with a hole in it

I was riding down a nice smooth bike path the other day (at speed), and there was a branch full of thorns about 10m ahead of me, straddling the path. I couldn't have gone around it. One of the thorns ...
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What might cause my tyre to deflate to a certain point and then remain there? [duplicate]

This doesn't make sense to me. If I inflate my tyre to max I can cycle to work. Later on, the tyre is a bit deflated. Enough to be OK to ride on if I'm careful about potholes. However it never ...
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Five flats in 4 months on new Giant Contend3 (XL)?

All my life I have bought used speed bikes. I finally sprung for a new bike which I use to commute to work (6 miles each way). It's a Giant Contend3 (XL). I keep getting "pinch flats". The bike ...
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How do we get punctures?

I ask this out of mere curiosity. People are talking about getting punctures as if it were something obvious to get. I've ridden well over 100 000km in my life and I've never gotten a puncture. But I ...