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    mystery puncture...

    The other day I was riding and my back end felt squirrely. I look back and boom- my rear tire's flat. I am still clueless on how it happened. I had chafed the sidewall badly on a rock about a mile back, but that couldn't have been the cause. I run a Continental Trail king on the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VenomousDancer1234 View Post
    The other day I was riding and my back end felt squirrely. I look back and boom- my rear tire's flat. I am still clueless on how it happened. I had chafed the sidewall badly on a rock about a mile back, but that couldn't have been the cause. I run a Continental Trail king on the rear.
    Flats happen.

    Tubeless? Probably burped it and broke the seal on the rock. Tubed? Probably pinched it.
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    I'm sorry. I have nothing intelligent to add to this masterpiece.
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    My favorite from days long past working in a bike shop.

    Customer: "My tire keeps going flat, but the tube is not losing any air."

    Me: "If that's true, what do you want me to do for you?"
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    Chafed sidewall with low or dry sealant could do it.

    Never been impressed by Conti sidewalls. Both of mine looked pretty worn even though there was still tons of tread left.

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    It's like a certain unnamed poster without the French accent.

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    Just keep riding without air, hard to lose air when you got no air
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    Maybe a thorn
    Maybe a sharp little rock
    Maybe a sharp big rock
    Maybe a sidewall failure
    Maybe a needle left behind by a heroin addict
    There are a million things that can make your tire or tube lose air. The only way to find out is to inspect said tire and or tube.

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    I'm confused, was there a question somewhere?

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    ^lol

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    What happened was that the air that was in the tire became outside the tire.

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    So I'm on the side of the trail the other weekend fixing a flat when another biker came by and asked, "Hey dude, tire go flat?"

    I looked up at him and said, "Nope, I was just riding along and suddenly the other one just swelled right up....... Here's your sign!"
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    Check the tire for small thorns or glass on the inside of the tire.
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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to 127.0.0.1 again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    What happened was that the air that was in the tire became outside the tire.
    So in that case, naturally the tire just needs to have the air returned in order to become fixed. I'd suggest the library since they often have books returned and are more familiar with the process.

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