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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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Careful with the nicknames there ... some of us are dyslexic.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><i>You figure it out.</i></span><br><br><br><br><br>
Back to the point ...<br><br>
I bent the stem on a Presta valve once and didn't know it till I got to T1. I pumped it up and a mile later it was flat again. Like the newbie dumbass I was, I didn't have a spare. No way was I DNF'g [only a sprint, c'mon!] so I rode on the flat and trashed the wheel. It was my back wheel, so I wasn't sliding all over. The added resistance from the mush back there totally destroyed my legs for the run.<br><br>
But, I finished.
Make sure those fingers are protected; it's hard to remount a tire/wheel when your fingertips are slashed up by that piece of metal/glass you didn't <i>see</i>, but sure enough <i>felt</i>!
<b>jroden</b> sounds like a person who has received the <i>"Um, can you come and get me?"</i> call maybe one time too many.
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