New construction is bad for tires
September 8, 2008 at 2:30 pm #2055AndrewParticipant
I noticed on the weekend that my rear tire was leaking a lot of air. From 32 to 16 in 24 hours after it was filled. An inspection of the tire found a 1 inch (framing?) nail that was embedded. The tire is now plugged but I obviously will have to revise my plan for how nice my neighborhood is for a quick ride after work. About 50 % of the streets are finished but the other 50% still have new homes going up. I could stick to the finished streets but that still may be dodgy if any of the building trucks drop stuff.
I think the better plan is to go up the street a mile to a neighborhood that’s been there for 15 years. The other interesting thing about this was the guy who helped me plug the tire has the same Accugauge tire gauge as me and they had a 2 PSI difference in the readings they gave.September 8, 2008 at 2:44 pm #11813MunchParticipant
Welcome to QA!!! lol Good thing you were in local neighborhood instead of highway…. still kinda dreading that when it happens.
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a prediction, but today…… is a Bi**hSeptember 8, 2008 at 3:48 pm #11817CBennettParticipant
lol I got 3 of those in my car tire 3 times in a row..I STILL have no idea where they came from as there is no new construction lol…that poor tire has 3 patches in it now..they said if i got another one Id need a new tire they wont put more than 3 patches in itSeptember 8, 2008 at 4:25 pm #11821AndrewParticipant
Luckily it was just a slow leak and the checking of my pressure before riding alerted me to it. I noticed the back end was softer when I rode it once I knew but I’m not sure if I’d have realized automatically yet. I’m sure after enough miles I’ll know by feel when something is off. I was only checking my pressure weekly but I may up that to every other ride.September 8, 2008 at 7:44 pm #11839ilnamParticipant
Yeah, I hardly ever inspect my car, but I’ve been getting in the habit of checking certain things on my bike whenever I go out. I found a piece of glass in my front tire tread 2 days ago. I pulled it out and it had cut into the tire a bit, but it doesn’t seem to be leaking any air. There’s a huge subdivision two blocks from me with zero homes, but the roads have all been built up over a year ago. It makes for some great practice!
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