Anti puncture system for wife's commute?

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Re: Anti puncture system for wife's commute?

Postby Comedian » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:22 pm

il padrone wrote:*currently over 5 years since I have experienced a puncture on this bike 8)

Punctures are no fun, hey? :mrgreen:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Anti puncture system for wife's commute?

Postby il padrone » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:23 pm

Edited. :oops: I forgot I did have a wire problem last April with the Schwalbe Marathon XRs
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Anti puncture system for wife's commute?

Postby mylesau » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:06 pm

Over 8,000 km on these Marathon XRs without a puncture.

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I have tried a few times :)
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Re: Anti puncture system for wife's commute?

Postby DavidS » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:02 pm

I've had 5 punctures on the Randoneurs in about 2,000KM. I don't think it is the tyres, all the punctures have been very thin and sharp objects. Nothing else seems to get in.

One thing though, the tread is starting to get a bit worn, when do you need to replace a tyre? The tread is wearing down fairly quick on the top of the tyre which of course is the part that contacts the road. I would expect to get maybe 5,000KM out of the tyre (it's on the back - I am probably about 100KG and I also have a basket on the back with a bag which would add a few more KG). Can you run the tyre until the tread is basically all gone? Maybe I'll take a pic and upload it.

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Re: Anti puncture system for wife's commute?

Postby il padrone » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:17 pm

When they look like this :o

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When that red puncture-resistant layer wears through they'd be shot, but I don't think the traction of this layer would be too good. I retired the Randonneur Crosses when this red layer began to show - 14,000 kms (not out). These tyres have been used by fixie riders with their passion for skid-stops. The Randos are some of their favourite tyres.


A use for those old Randonneurs, when they really are done in :P
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Re: Anti puncture system for wife's commute?

Postby DavidS » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:52 pm

MIne are a lot better than that, looks like they have a fair bit of life in them.

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