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    Reason for Punctures ?

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    mufynman

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    Reason for Punctures ?

    Post by mufynman on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:03 am

    After having my 4th puncture in a week , rear tyre , took it off to have a real good look yesterday . No nail/thorns poking through tyre , tubes were new , spokes are tight ,only reason i can think now is that the spoke caps may be rubbing the tube , as they've bitten through the rim tape in places . Would they cause punctures ? If so , is just replacing the rim tape the solution , or do i need to do anything else ?
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    JTM525

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    Re: Reason for Punctures ?

    Post by JTM525 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:10 am

    Yeah they'll do it Rob! I had the same thing happening on mine and once i had new rim tapes it stopped  Very Happy
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    wolfy

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    Re: Reason for Punctures ?

    Post by wolfy on Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:04 am

    I use duck tape there rob wrap it round a few times stays in place then too.
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    mufynman

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    Re: Reason for Punctures ?

    Post by mufynman on Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:51 am

    cheers , i'll probably use both !! Smile 
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    phil990

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    Re: Reason for Punctures ?

    Post by phil990 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:31 am

    That looks like damage from ridding with a flat. Bin the existing rim tape and as Wolfy says, one or two laps with duck tape about the same width is the answer. Mine are also duck tape... Very Happy 
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    steve

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    Re: Reason for Punctures ?

    Post by steve on Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:36 am

    Mooses mun no air no punctures. Simples.

    grogan

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    Re: Reason for Punctures ?

    Post by grogan on Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:43 am

    Definitely the cause. Also make sure all your spokes are tight (mine are always coming loose). They will wear through rim tape / gaffer tape if they can rattle a bit. Also, a good tip against compression punctures is to sand down a whole stick of French chalk and put it inside the tyre.
    It will lubricate the tube to stop it being pinched so easily when you hit rocks.
    Still, mooses are deffo the way.
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    tricks

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    Re: Reason for Punctures ?

    Post by tricks on Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:49 am

    I agree with Steve

    I've gone a year with out punctures on tubes but I've also punctured twice while out riding, both front and rear, was a long push back to the van. Mousses are worth not going through that hassle alone. Plus you don't have to carry tyre levers, spare tubes, air canisters, leaving more room for sandwiches. win win.
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    phil990

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    Re: Reason for Punctures ?

    Post by phil990 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:47 pm

    One other thing. I know its obvious, make sure spokes do not pretrude from them nipples!

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    sparks

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    Re: Reason for Punctures ?

    Post by sparks on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:19 pm

    wolfy wrote:I use duck tape there rob wrap it round a few times stays in place then too.
    x2  :bounce: 

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