Ok, so this is strange, but has anyone ever suffered a "puncture" on a turbo trainer?, I havent pulled the tyre off yet, but I doubt there is a hole in anything....just so strange

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Yes, several, including one catastrophic failure. Heat related maybe?

posted by CDK1962 [26 posts]
30th October 2013 - 19:47

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Yarp - could be a number of factors, esp if it's been repaired before. Lots of friction going on there between tyre and roller with no air rushing past to cool it...

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posted by andylul [412 posts]
30th October 2013 - 19:49

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My tyre once exploded on the turbo trainer. Something to do with me getting the inner tube caught between the tyre and the wheel, the GF had a shock to be sure…..

Check the tyre. If it looks like a snake has poisoned your inner tube, check your room for snakes, and if you find none, then it's likely to be a tyre pinch. This is caused by low pressure inner tubes wheedling their way between the tyre and wheel. Otherwise get out of the house ASAP.

….Or, if it's a single hole, it could be you have crap between your tyre wall and the inner tube.

Then again, what with the weather we had last year a large pot hole in your turbo trainer may have developed. But that really is an outside shot - but call your council….

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1117 posts]
30th October 2013 - 20:37

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Colin Peyresourde wrote:
My tyre once exploded on the turbo trainer. Something to do with me getting the inner tube caught between the tyre and the wheel, the GF had a shock to be sure…..

Check the tyre. If it looks like a snake has poisoned your inner tube, check your room for snakes, and if you find none, then it's likely to be a tyre pinch. This is caused by low pressure inner tubes wheedling their way between the tyre and wheel. Otherwise get out of the house ASAP.

….Or, if it's a single hole, it could be you have crap between your tyre wall and the inner tube.

Then again, what with the weather we had last year a large pot hole in your turbo trainer may have developed. But that really is an outside shot - but call your council….


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posted by NickK123 [70 posts]
31st October 2013 - 13:18

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Yep! Think it was down to a nick or pinch that just needed a bit of weight to set it free. Random as!

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
31st October 2013 - 13:28

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it turned out to be a repair that failed

posted by jason.timothy.jones [303 posts]
31st October 2013 - 13:54

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Case closed Miss Marble.

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1117 posts]
31st October 2013 - 14:49

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