August 14, 2006
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Soft tires? Tired Jim...
You know how they always say to improve your gas mileage (kilimeterage?) you should make sure that your tires are properly inflated? Ever wanted to bring this fact "home" to really understand it?
Just let some air out of your bike tire and bike around for a bit and you'll really understand how much an impact this has. It's not a small thing.
The back tire on my bike keeps on going soft. Not quite sure why yet since I just changed the tube (I had a staple through the tire). My next step will be to swap out the whole tire with my "spare" bike... If that fails? Well, I might actually have to go out and buy a couple of new tires.
Posted by jim at August 14, 2006 12:44 PM
I have the same problem with my back tire. Although it's not that much of a problem, I can go about a week before I have to refill it. If you're losing air, it can only be through the tube, the tire doesn't make a difference. Although I once had a piece of glass stuck in my tire that punctured through 2 or 3 tubes before I realized the source. I think the air loss in the back tire has something to do with most of the weight in the bike being situated on the back tire, and the extra pressure working it's way out through the nozzle.
That's how you toughen-up.
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