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Last night I get my bike already for a ride after work today. This morning I take the bike to the car, take the front wheel off, put the frame on the roof and the tire in the back of the car. I bring clothes and my shoes. So far all is fine. Go to work. It dies down about 4:00, so we decide to close at 4:30. I see someone on the lot at 4:25, so I go out and talk to them. They said they were hoping just to look around w/o having to talk to anyone. No problem I leave them alone. I go in to change, we start locking up and now they want to look in a car. Fine, lets open it up (I am cycling shorts and a Tshirt now)..blah blah, we finish up about 4:50, still before my usual 5;00. I start heading down to Betzwood, where I am gonna ride.
I take the bike off the car and go to get the front wheel out of the back of the car. Not only is it flat, it is void of all air and the tire is off of the bead. I think, this is strange. The tire was fine when I put it in the car. I take the tube out and there is a RIP in the tube about 3/8" long. Nothing int he tire and no hole in htat part of the tire. I think to myself, damn. I have no extra tube and no pump or patch with me. *I know I should, but I don't*. This is a pretty popular cycling spot, so I figure I will wait, someone will be along and maybe I can borrow a patch and a pump. 20 min and I find a few people w/ pumps but one with a patch. Just as I am about to give up, a single speeder has a patch and a pump. I borrow it, go to patch the tire and the patch will not stay on and will not hold air. So no go.

I pack up the car and go to stop at the LBS that is on the way home and they just closed. Onward home. I get home and figure I will take the wheel apart and try to re patch it with a kit that I have at home, where my pump also is. I go to find it and sure enough, my patch kit WAS with me the whole time, I just didn't look. When I took the wheel apart, the patch I DID put on was holding snug and the tire now holds air fine.

For the life of me, I do not know why I was not supposed to ride, but I will respect that. From all of these signs, it must have been pretty serious.
 

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How hot was it that day?? I had a road bike tire blow out on a hot day once when I had the bike in my car. I'm not sure a mt bike would have enough pressure but it's possible.

that sucks btw, always bugs the s*** out of me when I get stuck at work.
 

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FloridaFish said:
How hot was it that day?? I had a road bike tire blow out on a hot day once when I had the bike in my car. I'm not sure a mt bike would have enough pressure but it's possible.

that sucks btw, always bugs the s*** out of me when I get stuck at work.
Yep, on a really hot day a customer had 2 of his tires blow out - he had left his bike in his vehicle all day. It happens some times (they were 26" tires)
 

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I thought I was gonna get to the end of the story and you were gonna say something like ' So I pulled in the driveway, opened trunk, took the wheel out and low and behold, the tire had miraculously re-beaded and inflated itself." :D

I usually run my tires tubeless, but always carry a spare tube and patch kit in the camel back just in case. Its' saved me from situations like this a couple times....
 

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Trouble Maker said:
That's a kick in the dick.

You'll get to ride soon enough!
I rode 12 miles the next morning, same spot without any issues. I guess I will never know why I wasn't supposed to ride. :confused:
 

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Had a tire blow on me while I was driving. I'm pretty sure it was the heat of the sun through the rear window. Scared the living piss outa me!
 
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