Thanks to a decent set of tyres i made it home

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Thanks to a decent set of tyres i made it home

Postby markusm » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:13 am

I'm not going to get into the debate about what brand of tyre is best. Everyone has an opinion. Ten different replies will probably give 8 different answers.

What i will say is that although these tyres cost quite a bit of money (car tyres can be cheaper :D ) if i didnt have these i would have had to walk home or call my wife to rescue me. With 12kms of my commute to go i hear click click click and come to a stop to look down and see this;

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It looks like a pocket knife blade. Reluctantly i pulled it out, waited to hear the shhhhhh of air escaping but didnt! I got back on the bike and finshed the ride without losing any pressure. Still this morning it has full pressure. I've done 900kms on these tyres and still they have never left me stranded or needed any sort of tube replacement on a ride.
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by BNA » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:16 am

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Thanks to a decent set of tyres i made it home

Postby Max » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:16 am

Good stuff! :D

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Re: Thanks to a decent set of tyres i made it home

Postby Marto » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:36 am

Wow tough tyres. You are lucky and unlucky at the same time, because you made it home without a catastrophic deflation, and I guess you cant use those tyres any more?
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Re: Thanks to a decent set of tyres i made it home

Postby markusm » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:39 am

I probably could but it's just asking for trouble or worse yet, an injury!
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Re: Thanks to a decent set of tyres i made it home

Postby MattyK » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:34 am

Stupid question, but what tyres?
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Re: Thanks to a decent set of tyres i made it home

Postby markusm » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:01 am

MattyK wrote:Stupid question, but what tyres?


Schwalbe Durano Plus
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Re: Thanks to a decent set of tyres i made it home

Postby jet-ski » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:41 am

wow, unlucky to pick something like that up/... I take it you don't carry tubes/pump/material for tyre boot? I always have a tube/pump and a GU on the road bike, I figure if I get a puncture like that I can eat the gu and use the wrapper as a boot.
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Re: Thanks to a decent set of tyres i made it home

Postby markusm » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:09 pm

I carry everything I need but as I said I didn't need any of it!
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