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I have a Michelin Pilot Apteva on the front of my trike, it has 5K miles. I have found several slow leaks, (using childrens blow bubbles) seeping between the rim and tire.

Is this a problem with the tire or the wheel?

Will the RideOn seal this??
 

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The rim probably needs cleaned. Odd that it would wait 5K to leak though. Do you ride on dirt or gravel roads much?
 

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Thanks, i dont usually ride on dirt roads. I guess this is breaking down the tire from the wheel and cleaning both rim and tire???
 

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Most likely the rim was not "cleaned" when the tire was changed. Residue from the old tire can be left on the rim.
RideOn is designed to disperse on the inside circumference of the tire and most likely will not be in the area you have the leaks.
I would break the tire down and make sure the bead of the tire looks OK and the rim is clean.
 

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Exactly, it only takes a small bump to cause a leak. I've broken down and mounted a lot of tires.
 

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the advise
 

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Thanks again, I broke her down, cleaned her up and rode her out......
 

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Let's hope it stays aired up! :)
 
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