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Old 11-10-2009, 01:56 PM   #21
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I wouldn't replace the tire.
More than likely, as was mentioned earlier, it probably got a little dirt stuck in the valve core when you last checked you tire pressure.
When you added air, it blew the dirt out and now it holds. Also mentioned, when you check your pressure or add air, put a little spit (or soapy water) on the end of the valve core to ensure it seated properly. No bubbles=good to go.
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Replace your tire.

It could be that the way it was sitting the other night, the tire was positioned in such a way that it 'opened' up the leak. When you are moving, it may not be sitting in that position long enough for it to (noticeably) leak out.

Even submerging the tire in a bucket of water may not reveal the leak...if the only time it leaks is when weight is put on the tire or it is positioned a certain way.
35-40 psi is going to come out if there is a hole in the tire. It doesn't matter much how it is positioned.
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You've never had a tire hold air because the contact surface where the hole is located is either covered or pinched? hahah. ok.

It's his tire. If he chooses to put stock in a tire that went flat overnight, it's on him. To me, that's along the lines of saying it's ok to wear a helmet that's been thrown on the ground a few times.
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You've never had a tire hold air because the contact surface where the hole is located is either covered or pinched? hahah. ok.

It's his tire. If he chooses to put stock in a tire that went flat overnight, it's on him. To me, that's along the lines of saying it's ok to wear a helmet that's been thrown on the ground a few times.
I've dealt more motorcycle tires than you realize.

As far as the helmet analogy goes, it IS Ok to wear a helmet like that, as long as a head wasn't in it and the shell isn't cracked.
It's not whether or not a helmet has hit something, it's whether or not the foam inner liner has been compressed that matters in it's safe use.
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That's true we all do, but, the helmet thing is not an opinion. If you do some research you will find that the middle foam liner is what absorbs the shock of impact, the shell is really only needed to hold the white(sometimes painted black) foam together. As long as the foam is undamaged such as dropping it with nothing inside (the black paint is there to be an indicator) and the shell is not obviously damaged then the helmet is good to go.
The tire thing? It's possible you are right but, I think it is more likely to be the valve core.
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Sometime hitting bumps on our Houston street can cause a tire to break seal & have a temporal leak.
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That's true we all do, but, the helmet thing is not an opinion. If you do some research you will find that the middle foam liner is what absorbs the shock of impact, the shell is really only needed to hold the white(sometimes painted black) foam together. As long as the foam is undamaged such as dropping it with nothing inside (the black paint is there to be an indicator) and the shell is not obviously damaged then the helmet is good to go.
There have been hundreds of threads on this. I'm not interested in debating what has or has not been proven. Since it all depends on the exact circumstances of a helmet incident, I'd prefer to err' on the safe side.
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There have been hundreds of threads on this. I'm not interested in debating what has or has not been proven. Since it all depends on the exact circumstances of a helmet incident, I'd prefer to err' on the safe side.
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Everyone has a good point. Is investment of a new tire worth your life? Sure. I agree. I also think if you take the wheel and get the tire replaced, and the professional can tell you if its good or not. If its good, keep it as a spare!!!
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Everyone has a good point. Is investment of a new tire worth your life? Sure. I agree. I also think if you take the wheel and get the tire replaced, and the professional can tell you if its good or not. If its good, keep it as a spare!!!
Well, the OP was about the tire going flat one time. If it doesn't do it again then either he had a valve stem issue or he keeps parking with the tire in exactly the correct spot to make it leak (a tip of the hat to Wideout).


So, this is your thread Murderface... what happened since?
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