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Flats on the trainer
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Hi, Any ideas on why I would be getting random flats on the trainer? It can be fine for weeks and suddenly is flat as I'm about to ride. I always top up the pressure before each session and it has only happened since I began using a trainer tire. Never a problem when using an old tire?

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Re: Flats on the trainer [IAGLIYDW] [ In reply to ]
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Photo of the hole that flatted it
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Re: Flats on the trainer [IAGLIYDW] [ In reply to ]
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Pinch flat? Improper installation of the inner tube?
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Re: Flats on the trainer [RichardL] [ In reply to ]
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This might be your issue:

After a long trainer ride don’t leave the tire in contact with the hot roller. When you are done riding the friction heat from the trainer roller transfers into the tire. That leads to melting and blown tubes. Release the tension and break the contact between the two. I changed my wife’s trainer tube three times before I figured it out. That was about a year ago. Been smooth sailing ever since.

Cheers
Collin
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Re: Flats on the trainer [ATIS] [ In reply to ]
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ATIS wrote:
This might be your issue:

After a long trainer ride don’t leave the tire in contact with the hot roller. When you are done riding the friction heat from the trainer roller transfers into the tire. That leads to melting and blown tubes. Release the tension and break the contact between the two. I changed my wife’s trainer tube three times before I figured it out. That was about a year ago. Been smooth sailing ever since.

Cheers
Collin

^^^^^Probably this.

Another possibility is that the rim strip has shifted, partially exposing a spoke hole.

The tube damage and placement should give a pretty good clue as to the failure mode.
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Re: Flats on the trainer [Titanflexr] [ In reply to ]
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Titanflexr wrote:
ATIS wrote:
This might be your issue:

After a long trainer ride don’t leave the tire in contact with the hot roller. When you are done riding the friction heat from the trainer roller transfers into the tire. That leads to melting and blown tubes. Release the tension and break the contact between the two. I changed my wife’s trainer tube three times before I figured it out. That was about a year ago. Been smooth sailing ever since.

Cheers
Collin


^^^^^Probably this.

Another possibility is that the rim strip has shifted, partially exposing a spoke hole.

The tube damage and placement should give a pretty good clue as to the failure mode.

Another vote for rim strip/spoke hole. Also, try using a Slime tube, or just add sealant to yours.

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Re: Flats on the trainer [JackStraw13] [ In reply to ]
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use these on the trainer... or training rides for that matter. never deal with air again. https://tannusamerica.com/...tannus-airless-tires


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