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Flat Tire - Recurrence

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I had a flat on Sunday - patched it and everything was fine. The next day it was flat again. Took the tube out and inflated it, put it under water, etc, and no leak was detected... Put it back on and it's flat again this morning!!! WTF?<br>
Should I just relpace the tube? I can't figure this out! Maybe it's the valve? I don't know.<br><br>
Any thoughts?
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Possibilities include...
<ul><li>You inflate with a CO2 cartridge? Turns out rubber is more permeable to C)2 than to air - so this stuff leaks out over time. It's great for an emergency on the road, but you want to replace it with good old air at some point.</li>
<li>You inflate it good and hard before putting it in water? Could be a small leak that's only forced open at higher pressures.</li>
<li>You been drinkin' Ronbo's margaritas?</li>
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