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Sorry to hear about your fall Twizzle. Heal fast.
And just so you don't get bored.......
Ran over a whole bunch of what looked like plastic grille pieces from a end-to-end accident today. Knew it was going to be a bad thing, and sure enough within 2 km the rear was getting soft.
New total = 9 (at) 409km per flat.
+1 = 11
Front again. This time it was caused by a split in the tyre liner. I'm also completely out of spare tubes so will patch some. Last week I put a new rim tape on the front wheel. This week I'll put a new tyre and tyre liner.
Not that I'm expecting the puncture fairy to go away...
A helmet saved my life
Time to join this thread for 2012.
Got to my bike to ride home from work - flat front tyre. That's a total of 1 for the year.
Can't complain though. I've done 15,000Kms on the bike and still on my second front tyre. I think it has done about 9,000Km and still has tread. Schwable Delta Cruiser, great tyre. I have some Marathon Supremes to go on when the tyres run out of tread.
Riding: Cannondale Quick Speed 2
I've been having a good run lately. I got some maxis refuse and have been digging out the glass before it gets the tube . Anyway got a new bike a couple of weeks ago and it has rubino vittoria pro's. So with my 3times a week ritual of digging out glass with a knife mind you, I got a small shard of a Brown stubbie bottle out found another cut, dug into that and couldn't get anything out, dug further and PSSSSSHHH. (DOH) First flat in about 2 months. +1 Total =7
2011 Malvernstar xcs 1.0
2012 Oppy a5
2011 fm 015
+2 (from last week)
Lilyfield rd, slow leak & glass...
start total = 7 +2
2863 kms (512kms)
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!)
2x pannier bike (0/2 conti gp4000s new for 2012)
New total = 9 (AT) 318kms per flat
n=10 (2013 & 2004 roads,2010 track,2x 2009 foldups,1990 hybrid,1992 trainer,2007 rental,1970's step through,1980's zeus)
Found a staple in my tyre 5 minutes into my commute. Was able to change tube and get to work more or less on time.
Kept the staple as a sort of trophy. It's a bit like Stalin keeping Hitler's skull on his desk (apparently).
That's what a fool does. I'm invincible, I'm paying money ... uh ... The girl's happy, she's got no money, I got my rocks off. How good is this?
+1, so puts my total for the last 10 years to... 1.
I got all excited about it, hit some wood on the road at about 50kmh and shortly after I put on a show for the passing peak hour traffic
Cant ever really see sealant in a tube working very well due to the thickness or lack thereof with a tube. The thickness of the rubber of the tyre case is what allows the sealant to work properly.
2008 Specialized SWorks Roubaix SL - Zipps - Campag - Nuff Said
1986 Spokesman Model 11 Racing - Campag Nuvo Record - Stronglight - Shimano 600
After about 5,000KM I got my first punture with the Schwable Marathon Plus on the rear wheel. Can't really complain. Bit of glass through the tyre at Elwood Beach. Walked it home rather than fix in the dark. Was thinking of replacing the tyre as it has done a lot of KMs but there is life in it yet so it is staying on. I have a couple of Marathon Supremes to go on when the current tyres go.
That's 2 for the year for me.
Riding: Cannondale Quick Speed 2
Had zero punctures for the year leading up to last week. Seems the bike fairies finally caught up on some paper work and got around to me. Managed 4 for the week. With the last one being a epic puncture caused when my rear mech decided it wished to visit my spokes.
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