2012 Black Cat Awards

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Big_Red » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:04 pm

+2 = 3. Going round a corner after just starting out this morning and I can feel the tyre bagging out around the rim - jump off and sure enough it's a flat. Walk the bike 750m home, chuck the tube, check rim and tyre for sharp bits and find nothing. New tube in and then start off again. About 8km in, the tyre goes again! This time i check where the leak is from and sure enough it's a spoke end just poking through the rim tape. Patch tube and go the rest of the way to work. Off to bike shop for rim tape now... Damn. :evil:
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Kev365428 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:01 pm

Ah, there's nothing like coming out of work at the end of the day, hoping on the steed, and finding the rear tyre flat from a fairy pube.

+1

New Total = 7 at 415km/flat.


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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby johnny99 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:43 pm

+1 = 6 at 122 km per flat

Riding to work in the fog this morning enjoying how quiet the road was when there was a loud bang and the all too familiar feel of a rapid deflation of the rear tyre. Turns out I had run over a piece of metal which put a large hole in the tyre and tube.
As I was only a km from work it was quicker to push the bike than attempt to fix it.
At the rate of punctures above it looks like I have joined the ranks of the gatorskins worst tyre ever camp.
As it was a public holiday I now have to fix it on Tuesday after getting a lift home with a workmate.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby BarryTas » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:12 am

4 flats (AT) 5500kms
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Mustang » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:51 pm

+2 = 4 for this year.
3x tyres also.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby PA » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:03 pm

Had my first for many a year over Easter and just fixed one for a lady who works for me that rides to work. Does that one count?
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Redbull » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:53 pm

+1, tiny bit of swarf had slowly worked its way through the rim tape a put a very small hole in the tube.

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Strawburger » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:11 am

+1

Either there was someone out lining up smashed glass across the road in 4 areas on wilson st newtown or mr recycling man dumped a load of glass on the road on pickups

start total = 6 +1
2351 kms (827kms)

0x hybrid
1x racer (0/1 conti gp4000s new for 2012)
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 = 7 (AT) 336kms per flat
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby open roader » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:01 pm

At last I can participate in the Black Cat Awards.

After 4,800km on 4 different bikes over 4 years plus a few hundered un-metered kilometers it took Friday the 13th for me to cop a flat tyre on the road. 18km into a 60+km ride I was riding up a gentle slope wondering why I could only pull a cadence of 85 in a gear I usually pull 95 up the same hill. I felt fit, very fresh for this stage of the ride and then it dawned on me to look down at my rear tyre........ Shock horror, first flat in approx 5000km of riding....... :shock:

Foolish git me didn't bring levers and a spare tube so 2.5 hours in the glorious sunshine before the cavalry arrived.......so I had plenty of time to inspect the tyre for puncture marks but it was an 'inside job' and being a latex tube it took several hundred metres for the deflation to complete to the point where the rear began squirming under my weight..........phew....

95psi inside a 25c tyre (I weigh 76kg) is clearly not enough pressure to avoid a pinch flat on a lumpy rural chip seal road....... tubulars here we come??
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby grantw » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:28 pm

I open my account with my first flat at 1500km. I was preparing my bike for tomorrows brevet and found the front flat - culprit was a piece of beer bottle. Glad I didn't leave checking things until tomorrow morning.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby dungee » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:38 pm

Had my 5th flat for the year today, nothing like replacing a tube in the pouring rain. I did welcome the rest break though, I was being flogged.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby briztoon » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:45 pm

3 today. :(

And Dizz laughed and asked why I carry 3 tubes when I had the first flat today.

I think that makes 5 for the year so far.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby jgon286 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:34 pm

+1 = 3

Not as regular a rider as some here, so it's taken a while to get my first flat while actually riding. Heard a 'pop' and then the high pitched pss, pss, pss as I pedalled thinking, 'What's that sound?'

Funnily enough, it took me more time looking for the puncture point than it did to replace the tube, pump it up and get going. In the end I didn't find the offending glass, metal, whatever. Still held okay though. Shortened the ride time by 10 minutes! Dammit!
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby BarryTas » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:23 pm

5 flats in 5850kms

this one was in the race that was made for me, and i only just got out of being put up a grade :evil:
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:45 pm

+1 for me... flat when I went down stairs yesterday... just the tube rubbing a bit after a few thou k's.
That makes two in 4500 km'z.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby dungee » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:07 pm

+1 this morning, got up at 4:30am for an early ride to discover a flat rear tyre, tiny bit of wire was the culprit. That makes it 6 in 1800km!
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby lethoso » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:08 pm

+1
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4 so far this year :( .
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby PA » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:50 am

Got home this morning and pulled out a 3 Corner Jack and then the tyre went down.

Note: Do not remove 3 Corner Jacks or other foreign bodies from your tyres until after your ride.

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:30 pm

+1 = 8

Thin piece of wire, possibly from the bead of a car/truck
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Jake » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:46 pm

Haven't posted here for a while, but I have since had the following:

1 on MTB after derailleur broke and took out the rear tyre.
2 on a 120km ride on Saturday
1 front flatty in the pouring rain about 2 weeks ago
1 before that can't remember the details.

I think I now have 8 for the year.
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2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:56 pm

+1 ... Bang on the start line
3 for 2012.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Redbull » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:08 pm

+1, tiny thin piece of wire - which I also found by feel owch!!

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:32 pm

+1 = 9

Slow leak in the front this time

Seems I'm back unfortunately
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Kev365428 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:36 pm

Snared another on Friday riding out to Picton.
Something went through the rear, but I couldn't find it.

+1

New Total = 8


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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby twizzle » Tue May 01, 2012 11:43 am

An interim update... my last update was stuffed up, so I need to go back right to the start and begin all over again to be sure, but I've done the numbers twice and I think this is right, but the order in each row might be out of sequence.

No punctures for me for a while and I had an 'off' on Sunday which will keep me off the bike for a while until my shoulder heals.

10 -
9 - Jake, mikesbytes
8 - NhiTrac, igstar, number21, Kev365428
7 - jcjordan, Twizzle, Strawburger
6 - johnny99, teak81
5 - silentbutdeadly, madrapper, yagan, Redbull, briztoon, BarryTas
4 - sdnelson19, brades68, The_Eggman, Mustang
3 - __PG__, Crowella, DavidTomic, gretaboy, Big_Red, jgon286, toolonglegs
2 - Zepinator, sli123, Ozkaban, lesotho, Mulger bill, dungee, PA
1 - teak81, Warnesy, coffeeandwine, csy75, sjw0410, familyguy, wombatk, sturmey archer, jasonc, Aushiker, Mugglechops, westab, open roader, grantw

0 - Baalzamon, Max, CommuRider, hannos, martinjs, grantw, lump_a_charcoal, Cruiserman
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