Humm

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by Merlyn, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Merlyn

    Merlyn Member

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    Woke up to find front tire flat. Had twisted spokes put on few months back along with new tire. Got bout 8k on tire. Inflated tire checking for cause. Could find no nail hole or anything. Got out soapy water to check and found air leaking from bottom end of spokes.... Why air from there??
     
  2. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    You must have a hole in the tube and the spokes is the easiest way out.
     
  3. Merlyn

    Merlyn Member

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    isn't that air tight between rim spokes and tube?
     
  4. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    Nope. If it was, you could run tubeless tires.
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    When a wheel is laced, it's not unusual to have one or more spokes that protrude past the end of the nipple, and have to be ground off. There may have been a burr left on one. It takes a while but even a tiny burr will chafe a hole in the tube. that's what a rim strip is SUPPOSED to prevent.
     
  6. Cyclops

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    When you have the repair made, or do it yourself, I'd want to ensure the rubber rim strip is in place. If it's not, I'd be worried about the other tire as well.
     
  7. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I think the others have you covered. When you have the tire off and are checking for protruding spokes and burrs on the spoke nuts be sure to run your hand all the way aroung the inside of the rim to make sure that there or no burrs left from dismounting the old tire and remounting the new one.