2012 Black Cat Awards

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby jcjordan » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:07 pm

jcjordan wrote:I really should not ride in the race with my race tires on, thats another one for me.

Total 6


That should be race tires in the rain. Fat fingers strike again
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby igstar » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:19 pm

The first wet ride of the year for me = 2 more punctures...

Total of 7 now - I'm waiting for a new shipment of 10 to arrive soon. Not the best start to the year for me.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby number21 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:30 am

Another yesterday for me, just before the climb out of the RNP to waterfall. Something very tiny and pointy came through the tyre, bit of sand paper to remove it from the inside and a patch got me home.

And of course I forgot to restart the timer for the climb dammit.

I'm now up to 6 unfortunately
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby twizzle » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:21 am

Evil bitch fairy.

+2, 6. Clipped something with the rear tyre while on the aerobars, riding next to cars... and seconds before having to take a slip lane from the on-road cycle lane. Rear end was all over the place, but I managed to get off the road an pull up. And then I couldn't for the life of me work out where the puncture was, as no latex sealant was visible. I put a tube in it, CO2'ed and latex came out a small split on the sidewall.

About 10km later, just as I pulled into the work carpark, the rim bumped when going over the concrete lip... about 30 seconds later I was rolling on the rim. Tyre & tube now hanging on a hook on the wall and I've fitted the spare tyre I keep in the backpack.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Strawburger » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:21 pm

+3

First one discovered a flat just as i was jumping on the bike last week (rear). Fixed that one and decided to redo that and replace the tube in the front wheel as well on the weekend. Rode it to work no dramas, get back on it in the arvo and the front is flat.

Third one this morning, front is flat again when jumping on the bike. This time a tiny knick in the tube, glass in the tyre working into the tube possibly due to riding through the storms this week. Another flat not out on the road so at least the last 3 have been pretty friendly!


start total = 1 +3
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2x fixie front (kenda koncept - still going after 9000kms!)

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby jcjordan » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:09 pm

well I now have 6 and 7 to add to my total.

6 was on wednesday, hit a rock while doing a TT effort and went down rapidly

7 was today and was Twizzel's fault. Went out along the Manaro Hwy and pick up a bit of glass.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby teak81 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:21 pm

Done 2 group rides this weekend. Pumped tires up to 110 for Sunday's ride. Checked the pressures by hand for riding to work on Monday and, the front felt a bit down. Checked with pump it was down to 40psi. Must have a slow leak, so took tube out and found a small stone like scrape mark and air is coming out. Also realized that a smaller previous cut in tire goes all the way through now and is corresponding with the scrape. TOTAL NOW=6
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Strawburger » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:31 am

+2

I forgot how bad the Kendas get at the end of their life. With the flat in the morning, got another one at the start of the ride home. Lucky i fixed the tube during the day. Unfortunately 4kms from home i got another flat. With no remaining spare tubes i decided to trash the tube and tyre by riding home on it.


start total = 4 +2
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0x racer (0/0 conti gp4000s)
2x fixie rear (conti gp4000s - this one retired after discovering chunks out of the back from emergency stopping)
4x fixie front (kenda koncept - retired after 9400kms!)

New total = 6 (AT) 254kms per flat
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby twizzle » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:23 pm

+1, 7. Test rode the cyclo-cross bike up and down the street after assembling it the other night, but I couldn't work out the squeaky rubber noises from the front end, turned out to be an almost flat tyre. I haven't looked at it closely yet, it's either I missed finding a hole when that tube was patched or the patch failed.

I really must do something about my dead tube collection, I've got about 20 hanging on the coat rack and a mate gave me a bag full of punctured tubes the other day.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby igstar » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:11 pm

+1.
A car bumbped me from behind on the way to work. Bent the rear wheel and busted the tyre. No damage done to me and driver paid for a new wheel.
Total 8 now.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby grantw » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:05 pm

I got a puncture on my car today, but so far, the bike is good.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Kev365428 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:06 am

One from last Thursday on my way home.

A sliver of steel or some other metal pierced the tyre and came out the sidewall. just clipping the tube on the way through.

+1 = 6 in total (AT) 337km/flat.

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby DavidTomic » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:52 am

+1 = 2 for 2012.

Out early this morning, still pretty much dark outside and I hit *something*.

I still have absolutely no idea what it was, but it was big, hard, and nearly threw me straight off the bike when I hit it.

End result is that I managed to stay on the bike, but the front tyre went flat in about 3 seconds.

Got to do my first tyre change on the side of the road which was fun :roll: ...
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Jake » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:54 pm

A front flatty this morning on the Fernleigh Track. Makes a tally of 4 for the year, not too bad.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Wal42 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:54 pm

About 10 days in March & still not 1 flat.

Yeah I know tempting fate, a bit over 8K on the current tyre set I reckon there's maybe another 4K to go, they've been good for not getting cuts, much less punctures. The race tyres have done about 300kms & I've repaired heaps of cuts on them.

See how long it is before the current commute/training tyres go before giving in.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby number21 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:30 am

7 in total for me now.

Had a quick rear deflation on Sunday, just as I came down a quick descent and ready to power up the other side when I heard a flap-flap-flap-pssssss at about 50km/h. No corners so was safely upright.

Stuck in the sun, between dirty/crappy shoulder covered with nasty looking ants and rubbish on one side and 6 lanes of traffic on the other wasn't the best place to stop but whatta-ya-gonna do?

Good excuse to make a PBK order for more tubes plus a couple of extras of course.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby DavidTomic » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:40 pm

+1 = 3 (and my second in three days)

Riding along road and I heard a weird noise coming from the rear tyre. I didn't actually recognise it as a flat straight away, I actually thought that I'd got something stuck in the rear spokes and it was just making noise as the wheel went around. Turns out the noise was actually just all the air gushing out of my tyre.

Pulled over into a little side street, and long story short I found a pretty decent piece of glass pierced through the rear tyre.

On a side note, the speed lever and co2 canisters have been worth their weight in gold this week!
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Ozkaban » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:20 pm

+1 = 2 total

The Maxxis Refuse have let me down. Riding down Galston Gorge, felt the back end go a bit squishy through a corner. Stopped and checked and a shard of glass had gone through. it was about 2mm square at the base, and about 8mm long (same width as my pinky fingernail) and had gone straight in. I guess that it's fair enough to let something like that through :roll: impressed that it was actually just a slow leak - the bike had felt a bit kinda wrong for about the last km or so.

Thanks to the Black Ford Territory and the Northern Syd Cycle club rider who stopped and asked if I was ok.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:56 pm

+1 = 7

Despite only done 11k since returning to cycling, I've managed to run over a screw, which screwed my tube. Did manage to save the tyre by patching it
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby lethoso » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:10 pm

+1, put an inch long slash into my schwalbe marathon today, goes almost the whole way through so I think the tyre is cactus. Got to give the tyre some credit though, the tube only ended up with a slow leak despite the giant gash.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby gretaboy » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:42 am

add another one to my total, think it is now 3 for the year

was "cursed" by someone at work yesterday..they started talking to me about flats and as a result on my way home I got a flat, nice long nail in the sidewall
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby johnny99 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:49 am

+1 = 5 for the year.
Been crook for week and just starting to feel better so thought I would attempt a few kms. 2kms in and get a flat due to a small thorn. Patched it took it as a bad omen and went home.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby number21 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:08 pm

Up to 8 now.

Heading out to Kurnell for a good crack at a TT effort. Less than a km into it with the morning sun directly in my eyes and about to power up a little rise the rear let go quickly, wobbled a bit then pulled up to find not only a flat but nice busted sidewall in my Conti GP4000s. Tyre was one of a pair new in Jan. and had just been moved from the front to rear because I fitted a brand new one on the front on Thursday night (my other tyre got sliced right through about a month previously, two conti's KO'd in the space of 4 months!). No idea what happened, watched plenty of riders roll past without incident while I patched it as best I could and limped home.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby sturmey archer » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:39 pm

+1 to 2 thus far this year.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:05 pm

Another one for me.

Out to the shed, grab MTB for a quick 20 of local trails and a bit o' feral but the front wasn't happy about the idea. Picked up a chunk of boxthorn last time out, prolly just after I went OTB :oops: :roll: Easy patch job (them folding bead Nevagals slip off real easy) and away.

That's TWO.
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