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Old 07-01-2014, 08:28 AM   #1
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Another Tire Failure - Low Miles, 2 Years Old

She wasn't doing but about 5 mph when a loud pop occurred. Proper pressure had not been maintained and the tire had really been neglected. No doubt, it was a china bomb, and was only 2 years old with minimal miles on it. No damage was done to vehicle, and I was able to get her back up and running after a trip to Walmart.
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Ok, sorry, couldn't resist. This was on my 5 year olds bike yesterday. There was a loud pop, and then her coming to me with tears in he eyes wanting me to fix it. All is well now.


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Old 07-01-2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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I, for one, appreciate the humor in your post. I'm so tired of China Bomb posts.
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She should have (Good Sam Roadside Assistance) or she should have purchased the (2nd Year Warranty)! Youroo!!
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:12 AM   #4
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Would look for brake lockup as possible cause.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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Thank y'all for the comments. Made me laugh and started the day off good.

Brake lock up was a contributing factor no doubt.


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Old 07-01-2014, 09:19 AM   #6
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I had that happen once when I was a kid. My grandpa had a huge air compressor in his garage and I decided to air up the back tire of my bike. I took off across the driveway and thought "boy that tire is riding awful hard" and then ca-pow! sounded like a shot gun. Scared the crap of me me. I sure miss those days.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:29 AM   #7
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That's funny. I've aired them up a little too much before. You know, little more, little more etc. blew one off the rim. Of course my kids, "what'd you do that for?"


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for once a tire post with all the data included
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That made me chuckle. Thanks.
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It's good that you were able to repair the situation without too much down time, but did you replace the other tire? I sure would hate to be the guy stuck beside that death trap cause you know the other is a time bomb.
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