Had just finished checking over the 29er before today’s ride, and had it sitting beside me. Checked stuff was tight, added some air, not much I thought!
A minute or two later - BANG! the tube burst while the uni was sitting beside me… went off like a shotgun. A very funny sh*t your pants moment. I guess not as funny as it happening a few minutes later in the forest, but a good laugh all the same
Dont let it sit in the sun next time.
no worries, wasn’t in the sun, was in my office… where all good unicycle maintenance should take place
Have your ears stopped ringing yet?
That happened to me once…It was so funny.
I hate it when that happens!
I had a rim that unbeknownst to me had flared out a little bit. When I put in some air, it seemed a little weird. Started examining it and saw that the tube had squeezed out and even though I had stopped adding air, it just kept slowly growing and then popped practically in my face. There was green stuff in the tube and therefore all over me as well.
Was I the only one that thought this thread was going to be slightly more “exciting”?
i have the same problem with my 29’er. any time i have 40# of pressure i get a blow-out. the big apple tire is about three years old and medium worn. if it is in the trunk on a hot day it blows. i don’t like to run low pressure because it makes control an issue. any suggestions?
no, I thought that too
You’ll need a pretty big patch for that