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Ahhh for f#cks sake, the phantom puncture is back

March 8 2012 at 11:58 AM

Nate  (Login RatBikeNate)


Y'know that 18" wheel I've put on the gn? Well I remembered why i took it off.

Somewhere in france I noticed it had a slow puncture. When I had the chance I patched it. But it still went down. So i took the tube back out only to find the repair had worked and there was no puncture. So i put it back in, and it went down again. I removed the tube again, found no puncture again (yes i did check the valve too). Left the tube inflated on the kitchen table for a few days and it held epic pressure no problem. So i put it back in and it went down again. So i put in some tyre-slime. And it still went down. So i threw the complete wheel across the garden and fitted a different one.

So i fitted it yesterday inflated it (having forgotton about these issues) and today it's flat. The tube is out and holds pressure with no leaks.

I thought this kind of shit only happened to mouse.

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HOW TO FILL IN YOUR WHEELS:

http://youtu.be/DSH65_7wVQo

FORK DIAMATER LIST:

http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17555

The RATMAP (fixed by FatChris):

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=uk&ptab=2&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=113266916181249522070.000481725dd77e20112bd

MOT REGULATIONS:

http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual/mc_contents.htm

BEARING COMPARISON CHARTS:

http://www.bikebearingshop.co.uk/C4.htm

HEADSTOCK BEARING COMPARISON (props to big mick):

http://scandalon.com/2009/06/motorcycle-steering-stem-bearing-size-chart/

 
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