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post #1 of 4 Old 06-03-2007, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Check you tires......both of them

When you handling feels off check your tires....BOTH OF THEM.
Thats what I should have done. This morning I jump on the bike and she feels a little off. It seemed that I had to "push" a little more to make her go throught the corner. I just shook it off. I got to my destination, meet with the group, expressed my concern. Someone suggested that I check the tire pressure. I head to the gas station purchase a gauge(I didn't have one & no one in the group did either. I check the front tire, thinking for some dumb reason, that this is the only one that can effect handling() front tire good off I go. Fast forward 6 hrs, many stops later bike feels real wallowy around the corner. Pull into gas station, the guy I riding with says "that tire looks flat" as he pointed to the REAR tire. It indeed was flat. Aired it up found offending object in tire. Close to home so I rode it the rest of the way there.

I guess you should really listen to your machine when she is telling you there is something wrong. Fortunately I didnt wipe out. Just really pay attention and check both tires when it feels wierd, because it probaly is.

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Damn, glad you made it home ok. I check both tire pressures and chain before each ride, especially while touring. Don't want to be left out in the middle of nowhere with a flat or low pressure. I also carry a plug kit and CO2 cartridges and inflator. When touring I also carry a small bicycle pump, which takes about 3.2 million pumps to air up a rear bike tire, but it beats walking 30 miles to the next town!

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Damn, glad you made it home ok. I check both tire pressures and chain before each ride, especially while touring. Don't want to be left out in the middle of nowhere with a flat or low pressure. I also carry a plug kit and CO2 cartridges and inflator. When touring I also carry a small bicycle pump, which takes about 3.2 million pumps to air up a rear bike tire, but it beats walking 30 miles to the next town!
Absolutely! And regarding the bicycle pump, they can be made to work, but you haven't lived until you have tried to bead up a tire with one. I considered it tire aerobics.

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Is it possible to bead a tire with one? I figured the seals would blow before the tire would seat.

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