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Geofd
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flat tire

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well I pulled out my bike to start out for the first time this season well started and runs fine but the front tire
is flat I have a small compressor that plugs into the lighter spot in my van
just wont plump up the tire soaped the wheel and there are all kinds of bubbles is the small compressor not filling fast enough or is the seal broken
on the wheel thanks



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twocams
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Re: flat tire

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First of all, those little compressors wont put out enough air volume. Bigger compressor/ put something like a ratchet strap around the tire. With tire off put the strap around the tire and squeeze up to the wheel rim as much as possible. Or just take off and take to bike or car shop for some air.

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dingdong
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Re: flat tire

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I think you have a sealing problem. Once a tubeless tire is on the rim is should never leak around the rim no matter how little air is in the tire. Probably why the tire went flat. I would dismount the tire, clean the rim and tire bead thoroughly and remount the tire. If it continues to leak after that you may have to use a bead sealer.

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geraldm
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Re: flat tire

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dingdong wrote:I think you have a sealing problem. Once a tubeless tire is on the rim is should never leak around the rim no matter how little air is in the tire. Probably why the tire went flat. I would dismount the tire, clean the rim and tire bead thoroughly and remount the tire. If it continues to leak after that you may have to use a bead sealer.
yes (( dingdong is right ) if the bead is sealed you should be able to inflate even with a half assed hand pump . might want to check the valve stem and valve core for deteriorated condition . check mine when i bought the bike and the front stem just broke off with no effort . was probably original . if in doubt get a new stem and install at the same time ( just make sure you get the proper diameter stem ) and imo as short as possible . have a good one



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