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    Sbd

    Every evening I pump my my rear tire, and every morning, it's flat. I can't visually see any leaks, nor can I hear them. But it's obvious I'm losing air slowly. Any suggestions?

    P.S. I haven't been on my damn bike in almost a month, so I'm not even sure why I friggin care.
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    assuming you have it properly stans'd. loose presta or valve core?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    assuming you have it properly stans'd. loose presta or valve core?
    That's was my first thougth as well. It does not appear to be leaking out of the core, but possible the value is not seated. I pumped her up during lunch, and going to see where she stands after work. I really don't want to pop the bead, so I'm hopeful actually riding the bike will fill in whatever it is.
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    My stans has been drying out rather quickly this summer. I bet that's your problem.

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    put it in water...only way to find that slow leak...
    kitchen sink works good, just do it when the wife isn't there.
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    soapy water solution sprayed all over the tire is a good approach as well.

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    +1 on Raybum's post, I use the bathtub for those gigantic 29ers. Had a similar issue, Stan's was a bit low, it was a small leak at the valve stem and sidewall. I added sealant and gave it a good shaking, all fixed.
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    I like to bounce the tire in addition to shaking it after adding sealant. Seems to get everything to seat/seal better.

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    Sbd

    I think I found the issue: the rusty nipple in the tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    I think I found the issue: the rusty nipple in the tire.
    That's a new one

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    sounds like the name of a south phoenix strip club

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    Maybe spin it while its on its side and leave it on its side overnight, then try to other side the next night? Just in case there is a pinhold on the sides. Grabbing at straws....
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    Shaken, not stirred.

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    Give it a crank
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    You should create the 007 Rusty Nipple team for those 24-hour races.

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    That wouldn't happen if you rode it more.

    Anybody else adding Stan's through the valve?

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    Unscrew valve core/deflate tire, kink the hose on the syringe, load up the syringe, stick fitting over top of valve stem, straighten hose and let drain, wipe out inner diameter of valve step w twisted corner of paper towel, screw in valve core, pump up tire.

    All of this can be done in 2 minutes/tire with practice... 5 minutes for two tires with a 1 minute beer break in between to rebuild energy.

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    Should have said besides me anybody ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncbuster View Post
    Should have said besides me anybody ...
    Yep. That's the only way I add it, even with a brand new tire. Typically, I'll mount a new tire, inflate with no Stans to pop the bead. Then, let air out and add Stans through the core.
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    This happened to me...when changing the tire, the rim tape was apparently dislocated by the tire levers... leaking ever so slightly through the spoke holes... took off tape... cleaned wheel with degreaser and steel brush... put on new stan's tape... no issues.

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