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Problem with front wheel / tire going flat
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:35:59 pm »
I need some advice. 

In January the front tire of my 98 AT (RD04) went flat with a slow leak.  I checked the tire but there were no nails or thorns and put in a new tube.

About a week later I rode to work in the morning with no problem but in the afternoon the tire was flat again.  I then took the AT to EMD where they checked the rim.  They said the spokes are pushing through and put in double sided tape with a rubber lining and a new tube.  About 2 weeks later the exact same problem.  EMD then put in a 2nd section of rubber lining and new tube and the front tire lasted about 3 months.

Beginning of June exactly the same problem.  I then took the AT to another bike shop where they could not find anything wrong with the rim and replaced the tube.

Last week same problem again.  I took the AT back to EMD and we went through the entire rim but cannot find any signs of the rim being cracked or spokes pushing through.

Each time the tire is OK going to work but flat when I want to leave for home.  All the punctures thus far were on the top part of the tube between the tube and rim but not in the same spot.

Anyone has any idea what is happening?
 
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Re: Problem with front wheel / tire going flat
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 01:38:22 pm »
Sounds as if there is something in the tyre. Try and get an old tyre and use that for a while to see what happens.
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Re: Problem with front wheel / tire going flat
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 01:51:46 pm »
Somebody at work is letting your tire down?
 

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Re: Problem with front wheel / tire going flat
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 04:06:24 pm »
Do you still have the old tubes laying around? Inflate them, put them in water and determine the exact spot where the leaks are. Then trace that position back to your rim. Carefully examine the rim there. Letting your finger tips run gently over the rim there, feeling for any impurities and / protrusions. As suggested above, do the same with the tire. More difficult to locate the position where on the tire, so run your finger tips along the whole of the inside of your tire. Then use a soft cloth with which you thoroughly wipe the inside of the tire. Do the same with the rim, for good measure.

If the flatness still persists, it is either karma (go see a spiritual healer) or (as mentioned) someone who dislikes you awfully.
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Re: Problem with front wheel / tire going flat
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 05:58:20 pm »
Stray wire in tyre carcass, perhaps?
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Re: Problem with front wheel / tire going flat
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 09:11:37 am »
Thanks believe me I've considered and tried all possibilities except Chris'.

Sounds like a man with a plan.  Will try that.
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