2018 - Black Cat Award (Punctures) - Prizes from Pedalit

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Postby g-boaf » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:20 pm

First puncture of the year, tiny bit of wire caused a miniscule slow puncture of the rear tyre. Also took the opportunity to bin the GP4000S also, it was worn out.

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Postby TheWall » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:01 pm

First for me too. Rear tyre slash from a stick on a descent. Rolled on the carcass for a while and then walked the walk of shame back to to the car. Had only completed one out of five planned Montville repeats.

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Postby HenryCharlie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:58 am

Feb 6th, I had a bloody nightmare.

On my commute home I punctured my rear just a couple of kms from the office.
Took the tyer off and replaced the tube with my spare, inflated it and then saw that the tyre had a big split in it. It's a brand new Conti GP4000 with 46km on, which I had just replaced a GP4000 that was split by my hitting some cracked concrete on a commute. I was gutted.
The replacement tube was leaking, so I deflated it and put a $5 not between the tube and tyre and inflated again.

It was still leaking so I limped to Good Cycles in Docklands and purchased another tube and co2 cannister.
Swapped tubes and re-inflated....leaking again...bugger!
I then put 4 patches on the inside of my tyre and the $5 note, then the cycle shop generously donated me another tube. This time I inflated using their pump and no leak!
I bought a replacement rear tyre off the shop just in case. The commute home cost me $76.

To top it off, as I was crossing Footcray Rd, a cyclist on the other side of the lights clipstacked just as I was passing and fell on top of me. I couldn't believe my rotten luck. A four letter word may have been uttered before I cycled off in a bad mood.

I did get PR's on the hills on my way home though....so silver lining and all that.

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I overtook some people going uphill once.

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Postby cancan64 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:14 am

Got sprayed on Saturday with tubeless goo but tyre stayed up so still on none
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Postby g-boaf » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:33 pm

Does a loose spoke count? I must have upset the gods somehow - as I had a very loose spoke on the rear wheel. I noticed it when pumping up the tyres. Swapped to the other bike which hasn't seen action since probably October last year. Then spent the first 10km shifting the front derailleur by mistake as it is Dura Ace 9000 instead of SRAM E-Tap on my other bike. :oops:

Funny, the Xentis wheel wasn't out of true at all, it was pretty much near perfectly straight.

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Postby cancan64 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:02 am

I am now off the mark... rear puncture... found the hole in the tube but nothing in the tyre. Bike is still in bikepacking mode so fun changing the tube with bags on... and first time I have changed the wheel with thru-axle. hopefully something I dont need to do again. Tyre gets changed on Sunday to a new tubeless for the Tour Aotearoa ... will use commuting wheels next week
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Re: 2018 - Black Cat Award (Punctures) - Prizes from Pedalit

Postby JohnJoyner » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:54 am

I am now also off the mark.
Left home later than normal & was thinking on the ride in that today wouldn't be a good time for a puncture, as it would definitely make me late for work.
Loads of construction going on in the Mascot/Redfern/Green Square area in Sydney & I guess it is inevitable that some debris will be ridden over.
So lo & behold I got a rear puncture, nowhere near a train station to get the train in. Close to a bike shop, but it wasn't open yet. So I had to suck it up & change it myself... 8)
Will have to try & steer clear of all the work sites, not easy & Sydney is a construction zone... Hopefully that's it for a while.
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Re: 2018 - Black Cat Award (Punctures) - Prizes from Pedalit

Postby Thoglette » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:05 pm

No puncture yet, but have to replace the rear on one bike due to sidewall failure.
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