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Old 08-28-2014, 07:19 PM
Citi-sporter Citi-sporter is offline
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Default Re: blew a tube. gah

When you patched your tube, did you lightly inflate it to shape before inserting it in the tire? Also, when putting the tire back on the rim, with your properly inserted and lightly inflated tube, check with your eye(s) that part of the tube isn't between the bead and rim, push on the valve stem to unseat it from being trapped by the tire's bead. then pump in a couple of pounds pressure, just enough to fill the tire out and check that the tire's seating 'line' is concentric with the edge of the rim.

99% of all Ka-BLAM! flats after tube replace/repair can be traced to improper tube installation.

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