2014 Black Cat Award

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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby PapaJohn » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:26 pm

Well I was going well (a little too well) until just recently, when I had a slow flat and found a sharp piece of stone had found its way through the tyre and into the tube. The second was 2/3 of a small rusty washer. Neither appeared to trouble the tyre much. Just went right through, no lumps, bumps or deforms - just lucky I guess. Then there was the pinch. I hit a tree limb - took me out somersault and all - not flat, I was amazed, rode it for another week, but it kept losing a little air. I can't find it. I'll just have to toss that tube. I'd super inflate it to press the issue but I'd fear for all the other patches. I don't mind. That one has been positively heroic. When they gotta go they gotta go.

That's two for me. I can't count the pinch as a puncture exactly
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:04 pm

+1 Reason unknown

Previous total 0 so 0 + 1 = 1

That's about 7 less than last year
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:20 pm

+1 from Monday. MTB. No more info needed :P Once my supply of tubes has run out it might be time for tubeless considering I'm spending more time on the mtb these days.
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Biffidus » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:39 am

+1 for me (that's 2 now).

Workmate looked on incredulously as I patched the tube rather than replace it. Might be time for new tyres soon.
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:54 pm

+1 A slow leak in the front only 3k from home. At 2k I stopped and pumped it up, but it only lasted 500mtrs. I was so close I rode home on the flat and fixed it at home.

That makes 2 for year
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby jasonc » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:21 am

+1 tacs over the road just outside UQ St Lucia. My riding buddy and I picked up heaps for them.
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby cancan64 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:35 pm

Have had a good week the other day....I work FIFO and got to my work home and found the front tyre flat...pumped it up and the leak was at the base of the tube where the valve is...put the spare in and that blew as I was pumping it up...Have had this happen a few times now so think I might have purchased a bad batch of tubes.
The following week I was in Brisbane so commuted and got a puncture near home...couldnt find the culprit but the tyre went flat after a accident prone intersection. The worse part was the gas failed so had no way to pump the tube up...lucky the wife was up the road.
That puts me at 6 now...enough for the year I think...now carry 2 gas canisters and have a pump in the lap top bag for commutes and a new batch of tubes
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:58 am

Blew a tube the other weekend. GP4000S delaminated hence the tube being deflated.

Total now stands at 5.
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Strawburger » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:38 pm

+4

One in January, one in March, then a double puncture a couple of weeks ago. All glass, in and around Lilyfield road.


start total = 0
3156 kms (x kms since last flat)

0x pannier bike (0/0 conti gp4000s)
0x racer (0/0 conti gp4000s)
4x commuter (1/3 conti giro tubs)
0x fixie (0/0 conti gp4000s)

New total = 4 (AT) 789kms 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)
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:13 pm

+1. 6 in total. Another MTB flat. Might be time to go tubeless :P
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Rockford » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:27 am

First one for the year, in the pouring rain. A staple through the tyre. (GP4000S)
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby __PG__ » Tue May 06, 2014 9:55 am

First ever puncture on my Gatorskins this morning. I pulled a big glass shard out of the front tire on Wednesday and I think the remnants of it created a slow puncture this morning. I started to flat just around the corner from work so I decided to walk in and will fix it at lunchtime.

So that's #4 for me.
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby mikesbytes » Thu May 08, 2014 8:36 am

+1 Rear went on the way to the gym, still managed to get there on time

That's 3 for the year, an unusually low number for me
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby jasonc » Thu May 08, 2014 10:14 am

mikesbytes wrote:+1 Rear went on the way to the gym, still managed to get there on time

That's 3 for the year, an unusually low number for me


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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby mikesbytes » Mon May 19, 2014 8:51 pm

+1 = 4

Rear on the road bike while out TTT training. You can see it in my heart rate profile
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Mugglechops » Sat May 24, 2014 12:19 pm

First one of the year for me. It was a big one so it deserved a photo.

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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Strawburger » Mon May 26, 2014 3:04 pm

+1

Having a leisurely roll on the nearby shared path when the dreaded hissing started. Brand new tub as well :(

start total = 4
4031 kms (875 kms since last flat)

0x pannier bike (0/0 conti gp4000s)
0x racer (0/0 conti gp4000s)
5x commuter (2/3 conti giro tubs)
0x fixie (0/0 conti gp4000s)

New total = 5 (AT) 806kms 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)
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Mugglechops » Wed May 28, 2014 5:49 pm

Damn another flat today. My almost 4000km old Maxxis Crossmark was slowly going down at the end of my 132km ride.

It's completely flat now. Time to fit new tyres

2 for the year now. In less than a week....
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby lobstermash » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:00 pm

First puncture in almost 12 months for me today. Wet road, popping back home at lunch time to pick up my new lights that arrived mid-morning. About half way there, the rear started to go down rapidly. I got caught without any repair kit, but thankfully my better half picked me up. Strike 1 for GP4000s - they've only done 500-600km.
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Saturnstarzz » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:29 am

warthog1 wrote:Well I've got a black cat. He is an absolute champion mouser and has taken out at least one rat I've spotted too. No fear of black cats from me and zero punctures so far this year :P


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I have a black cat aswell BUT hes likes to chew on my Gatorskins :shock:

Sadly I have to open my account.

Piece of glass front wheel of the commuter yesterday morning 530am and dark.

Fairy pube in the rear on my roadie. .

Total this year 2.
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby g-boaf » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:56 pm

I lost a GP4000S - it went down slowly about 3/4 through a ride. Noticed it going down when I went across a bump (unexpected noise) and the back of the bike was a bit loose through a corner. I pumped it up again and got home. But it was totally flat and pumping it up again met with a rush of air and persistent hiss.

I did get a good distance out of that tyre, but glass finished it. Put a new one on and a new tube.
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby Strawburger » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:29 am

+1

Thought the repair to the last puncture had worked on the tub. it did for a few kms before a loud bang. in the bin it goes...

start total = 5
4370 kms (339 kms since last flat)

0x pannier bike (0/0 conti gp4000s)
0x racer (0/0 conti gp4000s)
6x commuter (3/3 conti giro tubs)
0x fixie (0/0 conti gp4000s)

New total = 6 (AT) 728kms 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)
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby silentC » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:36 am

Damn, missed the cut off date apparently. Too late?
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:23 pm

+1 = 5
Front on the fixie, I was only 1k from home so I rode it home. Decided to replace the tyre (pro3race -> pro3race) to give me a nice shiny one for the remainder of winter. The pro4endurance on the back is looking pretty good, not much in the way of cuts.

I put a new pre-luved tube in, patched the old one and will leave it with some air in it for 24 hours to confirm all is good before folding it up for a spare
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Re: 2014 Black Cat Award

Postby jasonc » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:40 pm

mikesbytes wrote:The pro4endurance on the back is looking pretty good, not much in the way of cuts.


that's good to know. i have one of those in the garage (still in the box)
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