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Latex tube moron moment, what did I do?
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Silca latex tube, HED disc wheel. Putting the chuck on I pushed the head on the valve in and lost most the air that was in the tube. Fine. Usually I press my thumb on the tire to hold the valve down while pressing the chuck on.

After doing this and going to inflate, hole in tube. Hole is a solid size, about size you could put the tip of a ballpoint pen through. Hole is 1/4" from the edge of the rubber valve gasket along the circumference of the rim, on the inner facing side (towards the hub).

Nothing on the rim bed. Tape looks good.

These tubes don't come with threaded bodies at the base like a cheap butyl where you could use the locking nut.

Only Idea I had was that somehow I pressed it to cover up the air entry to the tube overall and forced it to just that tiny spot and that popped the hole in it.

What did I do here? I feel like I screwed up. Ideas?
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Re: Latex tube moron moment, what did I do? [burnthesheep] [ In reply to ]
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dunno... I pull on the valve rather than press. Never had an issue.
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Re: Latex tube moron moment, what did I do? [burnthesheep] [ In reply to ]
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I've done exactly what you did dozens of times with my vittoria latex tubes (same general design); never had an issue. I'd chalk this up to a fluke. Patch or replace the tube and move on.

You could get the valve extender with speed shield, so the valve stays in place; if you are concerned.


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Re: Latex tube moron moment, what did I do? [Titanflexr] [ In reply to ]
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I have the speed shield, extender and nut. Never had this issue.
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Re: Latex tube moron moment, what did I do? [burnthesheep] [ In reply to ]
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I had/did the same. My thought was they had a bad batch of tubes. I purchased it last winter or spring possibly from Amazon.
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Re: Latex tube moron moment, what did I do? [burnthesheep] [ In reply to ]
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No idea here either. Maybe it was already in wrong and about to fail and you just hastened it in some way? That's all I can think of.
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Re: Latex tube moron moment, what did I do? [burnthesheep] [ In reply to ]
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no you arent a moron, its a known thing. read the last 20 or so posts here. https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...failures_P4597956-3/
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