Wednesday, June 04, 2008

something is wrong with my bicycle.

i keep getting flats. when i put in new (or patched) tubes, i check the rim and both sides of the tire first. and still, i keep getting flats. today i watched my tire go from fully inflated to totally flat in less than ten seconds. i have no idea what the problem is, and i'm really starting to miss riding this one. (because i have a crush on it.) (okay, okay, i have a crush on the other one too. sometimes i have trouble making up my mind.)


meh-wee-uhn said...

Check rim strip.
Take tire completely off, check for cuts & stuff. Even if it doesn't look like there's anything in the cut, roll the tire back and forth to see if something small worms it's way tread side or tube side.
Gently, carefully run your fingers along the inside of the tire feeling for sharp, pointy tubey poppers.

sarah said...

thank you.

i will do these things, all of them.

don't tell the purple unicorn, but i like having many gears sometimes.