Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:20 am
fdegrove wrote:...In case you haven't keep some talcum powder ready to ease the installation and check, make that double check, that no latex is pinched between the rim and tyre before you inflate the thing. Otherwise...Kaboum.
While you're at it check that there are no rough edges on you rim, valve hole and that you use a cloth rim tape (if needed). Velox and the like are fine, Michelin's plastic rim tape often present too many rough edges for latex inner tubes too last more than a few hundred miles...
Yeah, I've always used talc powder on my tubes and I learned many many years ago to check that the tubes aren't caught between the rim and tube. I'm currently using ROX tape...this is WW's right
Thanks for the advice!