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extremely slow leak in tire

One thing I had quite a few times were loose valve cores. So, it has become a routine to tighten them up with fingers or suitable pliers before I even install the tube. Symptoms were slow leaks where ...
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List of most common types of bicycle tyre flats (tube tire flat puncture)

Valve related flats. Valve tears out of the tube. This can happen when your rim has rough edges around the valve hole, when you are not careful placing the tube on the rim and have to repeatedly ...
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extremely slow leak in tire

Inflate the tube so it tightens up properly*, submerge it in water and look for air bubbles. That should enable you to locate any holes and/or perhaps a faulty valve. You need some patience, and ...
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List of most common types of bicycle tyre flats (tube tire flat puncture)

Blowout is where the tyre failed at holding pressure, and the tube was left unsupported. These holes are often missing small parts of tube, and could have radial tears going outwards. Often sudden, ...
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List of most common types of bicycle tyre flats (tube tire flat puncture)

There aren't necessarily standard terms for every scenario. A pinch flat, for other readers' reference, is when you hit the tire hard, and the rim slices holes in the tube. There are two linear holes, ...
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