2013 Black Cats Award

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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Timeonabike » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:14 pm

First for the year.
A piece of glass from a king brown in the back tyre.
Close to home thankfully so made it back,
Bah.
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Ozkaban » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:43 pm

2 more for the year = 4.

Slow leak that I couldn't identify that would leave the tyre flat after 2 days. Ended up replacing the tube with a brand newie and got a flat next ride (this morning).

I'm hoping I just started strongly this year and will peter out (much like my sprint :mrgreen: ). Time will tell.
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby birdbrain » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:56 pm

Two black cats for me on Sunday. The first put a 5mm cut in my rear tyre. The second happened 2 hours later and also in the rear tyre. Lucky I always carry 2 spare tubes.
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby pacra » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:46 pm

Registration only.
Hoping not to post here for a long time to come

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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Dan » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:26 pm

With a full year of commuting ahead, I'll register. Aim is to have fewer punctures than magpie injuries ;)
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:05 am

Got my first flat on the front on the 27th. On the plus side the tube made it over 8000km before it gave up.
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby breezer1 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:35 am

+1 for me, a piece of glass, went to go for a ride and flat tyre, not a good way to start! :cry:
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Big_Red » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:43 am

23/1/2013 first flat for the 2013 on commute in to work and it was a slow leaker on the front tyre and was from an indeterminate source. I just barely found the puncture in the tube by feeling for the air leaking it was that tiny. Nothing left in tyre so no idea what caused it. I've had about a dozen flats on the roadbike, but they were all on the rear tyre, so flatting the front is a first. Might have something to do with the rubbish Continental UltraSport tyre that i'm using, which are absolutely useless for puncture protection. Rear conti tyre was binned late 2012 after only 700km after the tread separated and bulged. Ordered a new set of Maxxis Refuse on monday from cellbikes so i can stop churning through tubes for a while.

Black cat = 1
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby birdbrain » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:26 pm

Big_Red wrote:
Might have something to do with the rubbish Continental UltraSport tyre that i'm using, which are absolutely useless for puncture protection. Rear conti tyre was binned late 2012 after only 700km after the tread separated and bulged.


Must say I hav'nt had the best run out of mine either. Always the rear tyre to. I just replaced the rear after 2 months use because the cuts in it were so deep and the sidewall had a gash in it. I will probably go back to Rubinos as I seemed to get a fair run out of them on the Trek.
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby dungee » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:50 pm

1st one for the year, big ass chunk of green glass speared my front tyre 50 meters from the office this morning, at least I can fix it in air cond comfort.
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby twizzle » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:01 pm

Replaced the rear last night, down to the carcass after about 2000km. Only one puncture! :shock: Panaracer Race Type D.

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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Ozkaban » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:21 am

January Totals:
5 Warnesy
4 jcjordan, Ozkaban
2 birdbrain, Shred931, twizzle
1 __PG__, Big_Red, breezer1, clydesmcdale, dungee, familyguy, g-boaf, gururug, lachlanfry, Lukeyboy, Timeonabike
0 Cruiserman, Dan, jasonc, lump_a_charcoal, Mulger Bill, pacra, rangersac

If I've missed anything, please let me know as I'll just use these totals to build on later.

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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby JohnJoyner » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:11 pm

I am registering for the first time...

1 for me.

A few weeks ago now. Got up in the morning, checked the tyres, the rear had deflated to about 80psi overnight... Weird, I thought. Pumped it back up & took off. Made it all the way to work, no dramas. (not that I noticed anyway). Got the bike for the ride home & hadn't given the leak a second thought... Checked the rear & it was completely flat. No idea where the puncture came from, repaired it & also now have new tyres as the old ones were rather thin.
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Mustang » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:20 pm

Touch wood none yet, the atrocious weather of the past few days seems to have washed a lot of glass off the road?
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby twizzle » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:32 pm

Me and my big mouth. :(

+1, 3. Piece of glass from the look of the hole in the rear tyre, must have been close to home because I rolled into the driveway before realising something was wrong. I blame the damp roads from earlier rain plus excessive amounts of glass, I'm finding a new patch every day or two at the moment, and they seem to be deliberately targeting the on-road cycle lanes. :evil:

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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Big_Red » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:01 am

2x brand spanking new Maxxis Re-Fuse tyres on my steel beastie as of tonight, so no more flats? :lol:
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby martinjs » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:55 am

I'll put myself in again, was a bit slack last year as I forgot to put down my one Puncture for the year.
Aiming for no punctures for 2013. :)

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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Ozkaban » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:51 am

+1 = 5.

Got back to my bike yesterday after work and the front was flat. Made me late for an appt, which was annoying.

Found a pin hole in the tube. No idea what caused it.
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Sparx » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:36 am

No punctures for me but this morning an actual black cat ran across the road right in front of me. Does that count?

Luckily I am not the superstitious type.
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby JohnJoyner » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:27 pm

+1 for me. Total 2.
Was doing some stretching & looked at the bike.. Another slow leak flat on the rear & with the new Gatorskins on... Found the culprit, a thin, long piece of wire. Who knows where or when I picked that up.
On the positive side, my times for replacing the inner tube are dropping.
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Mustang » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:40 pm

JohnJoyner wrote:+1 for me. Total 2.
Was doing some stretching & looked at the bike.. Another slow leak flat on the rear & with the new Gatorskins on... Found the culprit, a thin, long piece of wire. Who knows where or when I picked that up.
On the positive side, my times for replacing the inner tube are dropping.

These long thin pieces of wire are from worn out radial car tyres!
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Ozkaban » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:55 pm

+1 = 6

Getting seriously sick of this already! Had a 1cm slice taken out of the tyre on the way to work yesterday. Turns out a tiny nick went all the way through. Went for a ride at lunch and the tyre was down to 50psi, so swapped the tube yet again and patched up the old one. I pushed a patch in between the tyre and tube to provide a smidge more protection should something hit that spot but I think the tyre might be gone. Bikebug.com.au have GP4000s for $36.35 until Sunday so I've grabbed a couple of spares. I ordered today and they've already been dispatched 8)

OK, time for someone else to take the lead in this 'comp'...
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby cerb » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:58 am

A guy down at crits last Sunday got a bit of a puncture...

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Punctured the tyre AND the rim!
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:56 am

cerb wrote:A guy down at crits last Sunday got a bit of a puncture...

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Punctured the tyre AND the rim!


Far out! That's an expensive puncture! I don't imagine you could repair that sort of thing...
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Re: 2013 Black Cats Award

Postby cerb » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:06 am

Nope.. On the plus side, the bladed DA spokes sell for a bit even when they're used ones!
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