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Often Bicycle tires lose air slowly. It's just their nature. Because they don't hold a lot of volume of air and because that air seeps out over a relatively short period of time (a week for a road bike tire and about two weeks for a MTB knobby), there's a risk if you just ride without checking the tire pressure. If you bike on soft tires and you hit a pothole, rock or other obstacle, it's possible to damage or ruin, the tire, tube and worst of all, the rim. A too-soft tire also means that you're working a lot harder and on a mountain bike, it can make for a wobbly, hard-to-handle ride. So, be smart and check your tire pressure regularly: every week during the season for mountain bikes and before every ride for roadsters.

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Spar keeps losing air can't find any leaks


Enjoy some videos about leak and slow leak detectin in a tyre. If you don't have the equipment to do it or find it too hard, take it to some competent repair service. If is is losing air, they MUST find it.


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Aug 14, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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how do you use it?


there is a little switch looking thing that has to be lifted up from the pump then insert the valve into the bike pump and then puch the switch/lever back down and start pumping then to take off lift lever and quickly take pump off valve otherwise you will lose air you just put into tire

Mar 13, 2013 | Zefal Bicycle Duo 821 XLT Frame Pumps

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my ( ! ) light stays on


Hi there:
Is your TPMS Warning Light On? The Tire Pressure Monitor System monitors the inflation pressure of the tires on your vehicle. If the pressure inside any tire drops 25 percent or more below its recommended inflation pressure, the warning light comes on to alert you.


Should you stop driving and check your tires immediately? It would probably be wise to find a safe place to stop or pull over so you can check the tires. You may just have a low tire that has been slowly seeping air over a period of time. Or, you may have a tire that is going flat. The TPMS Warning Light only tells you the pressure is low in one of the tires, not how fast the tire is losing pressure.


Important: Check the pressure in ALL of your tires, not just the one that triggered the TPMS Warning Light. Why? Because you may have other tires that are also low, but not low enough to trigger the warning light.
If you discover that one or more tires are low, add air to bring them back up to the recommended inflation pressure for your vehicle. You can find this information on a decal which may be mounted in a door pillar, the glovebox, or in your owners manual (which you should carry in your glove box).


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May 26, 2012 | Holden Vectra Cars & Trucks

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How sohuld I take care from my bikes tires?


It is important to get your tires checked from time to time. Second only to wear and tear resulting from dirt,the biggest problem cyclist encounter is with tires. Many inexperienced cyclists tend to ignore the tires. This can lead to dangerous issues. Bicycles tubes are made from a porpus type of rubber called buytl rubber, which allows air to slowly seep out. If tires are not regularly re-inflated to proper volume, they will be to soft. Apart from being much harder to pedal with, soft tires also lead to rim, tube and bicycle wheel damage.Soft tires wear out much faster, and can pop unexpectedly,leaving you stranded. To ensure that tires are propely inflated, pump up road bike tires before every ride, and check mountain bike tires every week. Use an effective pump, ideally ,a bicycle pump with a build in gauge, and observe your bicylce manufaturers information about recommended tire pressure.

Dec 21, 2010 | Cycling

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