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valuable lesson learnt
« on: 06 December, 2018, 01:16:25 PM »
Have noticed that the bike is a bit squirmy in the last few days especially on some of the rough road surfaces on my commute every day,
while i was filling up last night in the local petrol station i decided to check my tyre pressures as i hadnt checked them for quite a while ....  :164:
front was 26psi  :005: & back was only 38psi  :138:
so pumped up to 38 front & 42 Rear and was a lovely non-squirmy ride this morning  :123:

So the valuable lesson learnt was - DONT RELY ON CHECKING YOUR TYRE PRESSURES WITH YOUR THUMB YOU STUPID EEJIT Mike.
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I am now going to check regularly every week using the correct equipment like i should have done in the past.  :152:  :462:
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Re: valuable lesson learnt
« Reply #1 on: 06 December, 2018, 05:19:36 PM »
 :0461:   ..... and in the cold weather the pressure changes again.
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Re: valuable lesson learnt
« Reply #2 on: 06 December, 2018, 07:18:12 PM »
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Check mine at home because the guages at the garages around here are a bit variable.
After getting through a series of cheap, and not so cheap, digital guages I finally bought a decentish analogue one and been using that for around 6 years. Bicycle track pump in the garage and its 5 minutes out of my weekend to check tyres and fluids  :031:
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Re: valuable lesson learnt
« Reply #3 on: 06 December, 2018, 08:20:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Texan Rider [+]
:0461:   ..... and in the cold weather the pressure changes again.
i will be ok for the next 4 months at least here in the UK, probably not going to get above 12 degrees C until April  :190:
i see its 17 C in Houston at the moment - lovely..  :152:
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Re: valuable lesson learnt
« Reply #4 on: 06 December, 2018, 09:05:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
i will be ok for the next 4 months at least here in the UK, probably not going to get above 12 degrees C until April  :190:


That's summer temps oop norf in these hills, mebbe reach 12c in mid August.
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Re: valuable lesson learnt
« Reply #5 on: 07 December, 2018, 03:15:28 AM »
Also, if you run underinflated for any length of time, expect to have a massive tank slapper in the near future. The wear that occurs during underinflation wears the tread pattern to create high and low spots which will advise you of their presence shortly...
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Re: valuable lesson learnt
« Reply #6 on: 07 December, 2018, 08:23:28 AM »
Hmmmm. always been pretty anal about tyres pressures. BUT will now make a point of checking them right now.

Rode today in the beautiful sunshine. What a stunning day and the summer humidity has yet to kick in  :046:
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Re: valuable lesson learnt
« Reply #7 on: 07 December, 2018, 09:28:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]


Rode today in the beautiful sunshine. What a stunning day and the summer humidity has yet to kick in  :046:

You can stop that sort of talk right now Thankyou!  :010:
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Re: valuable lesson learnt
« Reply #8 on: 07 December, 2018, 09:29:07 AM »
*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]
Rode today in the beautiful sunshine. What a stunning day and the summer humidity has yet to kick in  :046:

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Re: valuable lesson learnt
« Reply #9 on: 07 December, 2018, 10:24:36 AM »
Yeah, I'm pretty anal about tyre pressures also - they do make a big difference to handling. Also tend to run 38 in the front, which also helps even out any flat spots (caused when I ran underinflated on a couple of long journeys last year  :157:  ).