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    Upset Flat tire...bummer

    I came home from school yesterday and the rear tire on my ibis mojo was totally flat. I still have no idea how it happened. I needed to go to my LBS anyway so I guess theres no riding for me today

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    Ever hear of something called an air pump?

    But seriously, why are you taking it to your LBS? What will you do when you get a flat on the trail?

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    I didn't have any tubes... What else could I do? No need for the attitude.

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    Get some Stans goo up in those tires.

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    I was super lucky with my old bike, pretty much no flats for years at a whack, flat on the mo on 4th ride , was half flat when I got home... a thorn! I picked up a kevlar tire liner - light and the tech says they work really well... goo is another form of insurance I haven't tried on a bike - many have..

    always good to have a tube and some tire tools with ya... just in case!
    O-Jo-Mo-Jo!

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    Another Flat

    Today i went riding again and guess what... ANOTHER FLAT!! This time i had tubes on me so i just put a new tube on. I think it is that the tubes i had are ultralight. Also how does the Stans goo work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feed Me
    Today i went riding again and guess what... ANOTHER FLAT!! This time i had tubes on me so i just put a new tube on. I think it is that the tubes i had are ultralight. Also how does the Stans goo work?
    Are you making sure there is nothing in the tire? I know it's simple, but it's something that is overlooked sometimes.

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    I am positive there is nothing in the tire i searched through the whole tire twice.

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    Panaracer Flataway + medium tubes = no punctures in past 2 years


    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetai...20Tyre%20Liner

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    Sorry FM, that's some bad luck. If you have checked the inside of the tire for stuff then you might just be unlucky. Did you ride on the same trails?

    I had a mystery flat a few days after my first ride as well, but then lust last ride I screwed up a curb hop and the rear tire hit at prime pinch flat speed. But no pinch flat! I have Stan's V355 with Kenda Nevegal Tomacs and tubes, the marketing said there would be fewer pinch flats with the rim's lower sidewalls and maybe it's actually true. After I got my flat I bought some Pedro's pre-glued patches, you get 6 small patches, a little sanding pad and it comes in a small (1.5" square) plastic cover. Works great and its only a few bucks, totally worth having in the backpack (or even pocket) if you're running tubes.

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