Need some advice on flat tires
Posted August 11, 2003 - 05:41 AM
What do you think?
Posted August 11, 2003 - 05:43 AM
Posted August 11, 2003 - 05:52 AM
Posted August 11, 2003 - 05:56 AM
Posted August 11, 2003 - 06:04 AM
Posted August 11, 2003 - 07:38 AM
I run heavy tubes with slime, and usually about 13 psi and very rarely get flats. I don't have to fill them that often either, that seems like an additional problem.
I had a faulty tire gauge about a year ago I use on my car tires. Something else to think about.
Sorry we didn't hook up this weekend, maybe we can catch a ride before the snow blows. I'm busy then next 2 weekends.
Posted August 11, 2003 - 08:21 AM
By the way where did you go this weekend? I did find a guy that had a tube so I still rode yesterday. Webster, Radical hill, Swan, Breckenridge, Georgia, and back to Hall valley. Great time. What about you?
Posted August 11, 2003 - 08:35 AM
Posted August 11, 2003 - 09:26 AM
Posted August 11, 2003 - 01:28 PM
Posted August 11, 2003 - 01:32 PM
Posted August 12, 2003 - 02:24 AM
I see this in mountain biking a lot....I know thinner tyre but the principle is the same. I ride downhill far faster than any of my friends yet have consistnly less flats. I learned the hard way as I just used to blast through suffering the consequences. Now I'm older (and wiser ) I may go a little slower (when I need to) but mostly I ride smoothly up and over the rocks and debris as opposed to through them.
One other thing is to tape the insides of your rims with duck tape- covers all those abrasive spoke holes etc which may weaken the tube over time.
Dont bother with the talcum if you ride wet conditions, it just turns to a sticky goo. If you ride dry all the time I can see the advantages.