2017 - Black Cat Award

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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby DavidS » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:33 pm

Don't often get punctures, have even gone a year without a puncture.

But I just got my third for the year.

First one was a big, really big, screw through a tyre.

Next one on the way to the "helmet optional" ride a couple of weeks ago, no idea what caused it.

Today, went to ride to work and had a flat. Just took the other bike. Got home and found that this latest puncture was caused by a hole in the rim tape caused by the first puncture.

My tyres are fairly worn so I replaced the rim tape, tube and tyre this evening. But the other 3 tyres - the front on that bike and both on the other bike, will all need replacing in the next few months.

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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby fat and old » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:50 am

Another one yesty, in pouring rain. 8 for the year fwiw. The Maxxis Refuse went back on last night.

As per rules, that's No. 1. Small glass shard through the top.

FWIW, I had one caused about three weeks ago by a piece of glass type stuff the use in the green treatment of bicyce lanes. Worked it's way in through a small slash!

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Postby Mugglechops » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:46 am

Number 3 for me this morning. I must have got it last night as it was flat this morning.

Lucky I have a few spare bikes :D
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Postby RobertL » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:28 pm

Pinch flatted the front last night when I crashed into a pothole that I didn't see. I was fairly quickly approaching a pedestrian (zebra) crossing and there were pedestrians faffing around deciding whether or not to cross.

Unfortunately, I watched them and not the road right in front of me and didn't see the pothole.

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Postby rangersac » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:11 am

Number three last week. Was a weird slow one that looked like the tube had been scuffed. Inspected the rear tyre and found one slightly rough spot from a previous so spat the dummy and binned it as I've had a few slow leaks recently and I suspect it was the culprit. Amazing how much better a new SMP corners rather than an old squared off one with about 5K on it!
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Postby cancan64 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:27 am

On holidays and in a group ride, just pulled in to the meet up point after coming down Mt cootha and had a thorn in the front tyre... and then 2 days later I was about to ride to Straddie and the back tubeless tyre had a small hole... lucky there was room in the car for me but no room for the bike so that is 5 and 6
has been others but havent kept track
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Postby jasonc » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:47 am

That was a ripper of a thorn cancan
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Postby caneye » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:11 am

#2 - 23/2 - front SMP 28mm - radial wire on M2

#3 - 5/3 - rear Durano DD 25mm - radial wire on M2

#4 - 22/3 - rear SMP 28mm on M2 - this was right after the very wet period we had in March. on this evening, i was 1 of 3 riders with punctures within a 2km stretch on the M2, near Beecroft tunnel.

#5 - 16/4 - front 28mm Conti Gp4S - gravel ride epic fail. 2kms into Quarry trail and i get a pinch flat. gave up. i'd just passed by a "Rifle Range. No tresspassing" gate and knew they would be operational in under 2 hrs. If you've been to Quarry trail, then you know that the first few kays are all downhill. so i was pushing my bike uphill ... on gravel .. with cleats .. :roll: :lol:

average kms between puncture = 705km

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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby Mugglechops » Fri May 05, 2017 2:31 pm

Number 4 today. Changed to all new tyres.
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Postby cancan64 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:57 am

Broke a spoke on the commuter so have been using the carbon tubeless road wheels which had been collecting dust... last Thursday's commute to work the front went down, pulled out the spare tube and the valve was to small... lucky it was a slow leak and managed to get to work after pumping it up. bike shop is only 150mtr from work so number 7 fixed and off I went.

Then this morning crossing a steel cattle grid at the bottom of my first climb to work and down the back tyre went... not a big hole but tyre went flat quick. Can only presume that the goo didnt work as the roads were slightly wet... will look into it more when I get home but fortunately I grabbed a 60mm valved tube this morning... which just fitted the 50mm rim so that was number 8
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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby cancan64 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:50 am

Continuing on from above... got another slow leak this morning... unsure if there is something in the tyre but I have been using the bike for over 2 weeks since I changed the front tube so would have thought I would have had issues earlier if thats the case....A lot of debris on the road as we have had strong winds and rain the last few days... at least I had a valve extender in case the tube valve was to short again... which it was... just didnt check if the valve could be removed which it cant so had to repump the tyre 2 more times to get to work... will do the same going home and look at changing tyres this weekend ... that could be 9
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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby Strawburger » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:14 pm

Got my first the other day, on the TT bike of all things. Not even going to bother recording like I used to. Somewhere around 7000kms since the last flat. :)
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Postby cancan64 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:21 am

Not happy Jan

About to leave home for shop ride and rear is flat...might have been lucky I didnt extend yesterdays commute, so quickly grabbed the road bike...checked tyres, swapped lights and shoes and missed the shop ride... ended up catching them ... 100mts on and rear goes down... another guy punctured as well... wet roads at the moment which seems to bring on the punctures. that will be 10 and 11 after weekends investigations
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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:00 pm

I can report, that I've had no more since the 8 at the start of the year. :D

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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby TheWall » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:04 pm

Hope you had your fingers and toes crossed after that one Foo.

Mysterious rear flat this morning...was 40 k into a Figure 8 ride (on a map) and I was only about 2klm from home and I was sorely tempted to just go home...it was still only 6am and only just getting light. Glad I didn't though as some speedy peoples rolled past so the next 85klm's were a blast!

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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby Philistine » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:37 pm

I bought a pack of 100 x 15mm tube patches on line early in 2015, and I used the last one a fortnight ago. This might sound like one puncture per week but it is actually not that bad - I have often (too often) had to redo a puncture because it didn't take the first time! This may have wasted close to half (I haven't been counting) of the 100 patches. I have been experiencing fewer punctures lately, and I hope I'm not jinxing myself by saying this. I ride the M5 shoulder rather a lot and, although it is no less disgraceful than it was last year or the year before, I am getting better at spotting the debris before I ride over it. I have also learned to run with higher tyre pressures- I would rather have a harsher ride than a pinch flat!

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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby jasonc » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:02 pm

20170324 - Front tyre gp4000. Side wall cut from debris on the road after rain (been raining on and off all week here). Tyre has done about
olld total: 1

20170706 - front tyre 25mm michelin pro 4 service course
got down to the bike cage and found it flat. no idea of the cause. replaced the tube. seems good

new total: 2
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Postby cancan64 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:59 am

On the way home last night, past a building site and down went the back tyre.... then I couldnt break the bead to get the tyre off... finally managed to change the tube and then noticed the pump was missing the connector... packed my bag for the 3km walk home and went to put the wheel back on and noticed I had loosened the skewer too much and lost the nut and spring....found the nut...spring was gone... then spotted the connector in the grass but by this time a group of youngins was heading my way trying to pick fights with everyone else (was in the wrong part of town) so quickly put some air in the tyre and headed directly home ... think I am over punctures
12 now
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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby jasonc » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:45 am

20170324 - Front tyre gp4000. Side wall cut from debris on the road after rain (been raining on and off all week here). Tyre has done about
20170706 - front tyre 25mm michelin pro 4 service course
got down to the bike cage and found it flat. no idea of the cause. replaced the tube. seems good
old total: 2

20170731 - Front tyre 25mm michelin pro 4 service course. a bit of glass had well and truly worked it's way it. took some time to get it out
new total: 3
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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby g-boaf » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:57 am

Rear and front tyres - GP4000S II - completely worn out, replaced with 25mm version of same type of tyre. :P 8)

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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby warthog1 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:38 pm

Pinch flatted on a golf ball sized rock in the painted cycle lane last night in light rain.
I think it was my first for the year, but I have only done 5k so far. Lost my mojo in the shizen Vic weather.

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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby warthog1 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:07 pm

Another one on the rear this am. Running late so just threw a new tyre and tube on. I'll have a look tomorrow but the tyre was pretty worn. Rime tape is new.

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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby g-boaf » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:28 pm

My good run has come to an end, pinch flat after hitting a plastic bottle when going through an underpass. Think the tyre is okay, just the tube is gone.

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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby jasonc » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:56 pm

20170324 - Front tyre gp4000. Side wall cut from debris on the road after rain (been raining on and off all week here). Tyre has done about
20170706 - front tyre 25mm michelin pro 4 service course
got down to the bike cage and found it flat. no idea of the cause. replaced the tube. seems good
20170731 - Front tyre 25mm michelin pro 4 service course. a bit of glass had well and truly worked it's way it. took some time to get it out
old total: 3
le sigh
20170919 - rear tyre went down instantly. found glass. replaced. all good.
20170919 - the front has been deflating over the day. i thought bad valve. took out the tube. found the tiniest hole. replace tube. down to not enough so just ordered more tubes
new total: 5
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Re: 2017 - Black Cat Award

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:46 pm

20170324 - Front tyre gp4000. Side wall cut from debris on the road after rain (been raining on and off all week here). Tyre has done about
20170706 - front tyre 25mm michelin pro 4 service course
got down to the bike cage and found it flat. no idea of the cause. replaced the tube. seems good
20170731 - Front tyre 25mm michelin pro 4 service course. a bit of glass had well and truly worked it's way it. took some time to get it out
le sigh
20170919 - rear tyre went down instantly. found glass. replaced. all good.
20170919 - the front has been deflating over the day. i thought bad valve. took out the tube. found the tiniest hole. replace tube. down to not enough so just ordered more tubes
Old total: 5
20171003: Front tyre. No idea what got it. Found nothing in the tyre. Will check the tube at some stage
New total: 6
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