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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 07-02-07, 05:55 PM   #1
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pfffft.....

The results of tonight's ride...


But, thanks to advice picked up here, I knew that I could limp home by wrapping the tube in a wrapper. It lasted just long enough got get home on two wheels.

I guess it's time for a new tire (this one only had about 20 miles on it). I even checked the pressure before leaving tonight (I usually keep them at about 100lbs of pressure)

Any recommendations on a pump as I had a hard time getting clyde supporting air pressure in the tube (presta valve).

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Old 07-02-07, 05:59 PM   #2
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That sucks...sorry.

I use a Joe Blow floor pump (lifetime warranty)....never had an issue putting 110 psi in my touring bike.
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Old 07-02-07, 06:02 PM   #3
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I should have been more specific, I need to get a new pump to carry along.... Thanks for the response though!
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Old 07-02-07, 06:04 PM   #4
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Road Morph pump, from Two Peak.

It gets hard to pump at high pressure but IIRC, they can run up to 160PSI
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Just checked out the the road morph and it looks pretty good. I like the small hose and foot support. The problem I had was holding the tube connection end steady when pumping (it kept coming loose). I think I'll have to get one of those.

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did you hit something or did it blow out?
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did you hit something or did it blow out?
Yeah, no kidding, HOW did that happen? ESPECIALLY after only 20 miles!!!

WHat is the name of that tire so I can put it on my "Do not buy" list.
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It was a michelin. I've had many of their tires without many problems. I hit a rock with a glancing blow trying to avoid some glass. Can't really blame the tire (too much). Probably pinched it pretty hard (not that my body mass put any extra stress on it )
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+1 Topeak Road Morph. Gets my tires up to 120psi in no time.
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I'd still complain. A tread blowout from a rock I can accept, A SIDEWALL blowout form a rock is not acceptable.
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I'd still complain. A tread blowout from a rock I can accept, A SIDEWALL blowout form a rock is not acceptable.
Your indignation is unfounded. Sidewalls are the thinnest part of the tire and while issues like the OP described do happen they aren't that common.
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