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Whut the hell. ???

Me bike had ~10 psi in the rear this morning.

I haven't seen a nail or some other culprit.

Pumping it up with an old hand pump in the rain sucks.

I had to put out my smoke, cuz I was running out of breath (and it got wet).

WTF!?!

I just bought a new rear last month.
It has big huge chicken strips from all the wet riding I have been doing.

I seriously hope someone just let the air out last night.... that would suck... but it would be the best case scenario.

I'll check the PSI again at 4 o'clock in case it needs to be serviced. :'(
 

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That would be weird if someone let the air out.

You should spray soapy water on it after pumping it up. Smoke another choke and look for a leak.

I once pulled a short broken nail out of my rear tire and spit on the hole. It was bubbling so I had a slow leak. Well after riding it hard on hot pavement the leak had sealed up.
 

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Jon, I thought you were a scientist or something.
 

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toolfan said:
Jon, I thought you were a scientist or something.
I have plotted the psi as a function of time and it seems constant so far, but the temperature variable has been ignored, still need more time data points.

Perhaps a slow leak or a faulty valve stem...need more time to figure that out.

I guess I could just buy another rim, but you know how that works out. [laugh]
 

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Arrrrrgh! You keep refering to pressure by its unit! This lay talk may be ok for Mo, but I hold scientists to a higher bar.
 
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