2012 Black Cat Awards

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Kev365428 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:16 pm

Sorry to hear about your fall Twizzle. Heal fast.

And just so you don't get bored.......

+ 1

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.

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby mikesbytes » Tue May 01, 2012 9:49 pm

+1 = 10 Front again

I'm not suppose to win this competition...
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby mikesbytes » Wed May 02, 2012 9:51 pm

The front tyre unseated this morning. I managed to stop and let the tyre down before the enviable :roll:
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby mikesbytes » Thu May 03, 2012 8:46 am

+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...
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby birdbrain » Thu May 03, 2012 5:12 pm

Passed an auto accident this morning. The road was wet and I did'nt see the glass. Sure enough 200 metres down the road the front tyre deflates.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby mikesbytes » Thu May 03, 2012 7:55 pm

Patched some tubes

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby birdbrain » Fri May 04, 2012 4:48 pm

+1 more this morning :(
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby DavidS » Tue May 08, 2012 12:42 am

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.

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby teak81 » Wed May 09, 2012 11:12 pm

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
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Strawburger » Thu May 10, 2012 10:52 am

+2 (from last week)

Lilyfield rd, slow leak & glass...

start total = 7 +2
2863 kms (512kms)

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!)
2x pannier bike (0/2 conti gp4000s new for 2012)


New total = 9 (AT) 318kms per flat
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby diggler » Fri May 11, 2012 12:39 am

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).
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby AUbicycles » Tue May 15, 2012 8:27 am

+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 :)
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby igstar » Wed May 16, 2012 1:05 pm

Front wheel on the new bike - not even 1000km...

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby mikesbytes » Wed May 16, 2012 8:42 pm

+1 (front) = 12

In the middle lane of a car choked road...
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby jasonc » Thu May 17, 2012 9:54 am

last week i had the valve separate from the tube. does that count?
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby mikesbytes » Thu May 17, 2012 10:05 pm

+1 = 13 Epping bike path this morning.

So much for having sealant in the tube
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby igstar » Fri May 18, 2012 10:54 am

Rear wheel this time - time for new tires.

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby Cruiserman » Fri May 18, 2012 4:29 pm

mikesbytes wrote:+1 = 13 Epping bike path this morning.

So much for having sealant in the tube


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.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby igstar » Mon May 21, 2012 10:38 am

+1 on the front. Had to change it in miserable, cold, wet Melbourne weather. New tyres are on, so hopefully I won't be seen here for a while.

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby mikesbytes » Fri May 25, 2012 8:19 am

+1 = 14 Pinch flat
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby igstar » Fri May 25, 2012 12:24 pm

Another front puncture for me...

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby dungee » Sun May 27, 2012 7:52 pm

Got this two inch nail through my rear tyre a couple of weeks ago, it went through and out the other side!
One yesterday and another at 6am this morning on my way to a club ride makes it 9 for me this year.

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby DavidS » Thu May 31, 2012 11:42 pm

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.

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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby twizzle » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:51 am

jasonc wrote:last week i had the valve separate from the tube. does that count?


If you were pumping it up at the time - no.
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Re: 2012 Black Cat Awards

Postby btothec » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:19 am

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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