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    Triathlon in my future??? flip18436572's Avatar
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    Flat Tire @ 30 mph

    I thought I was toast. I checked my biking shorts when I got home and there were no stains.

    I ride on 700 x 23's and there just isn't much for stopping power in the rear with it sliding around while going around a corner on a slight down hill. I am glad I am riding on the shoulder of the highway and there was not anyone directly behind me at the time.

    I did find out that I had forgotten to set my pump back up for the Presta valves, and was getting really frustrated with my pump. I forgot that I had helped out someone else that has Schrader valves and forgot to switch it back.

    Put in my new tube and back to riding. Ordered 4 more tubes from Nashbar last night and two new tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    I thought I was toast. I checked my biking shorts when I got home and there were no stains.

    I ride on 700 x 23's and there just isn't much for stopping power in the rear with it sliding around while going around a corner on a slight down hill. I am glad I am riding on the shoulder of the highway and there was not anyone directly behind me at the time.

    I did find out that I had forgotten to set my pump back up for the Presta valves, and was getting really frustrated with my pump. I forgot that I had helped out someone else that has Schrader valves and forgot to switch it back.

    Put in my new tube and back to riding. Ordered 4 more tubes from Nashbar last night and two new tires.
    Thank goodness you are safe. Be careful out there, folks.

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    that sucks. Glad you are alright.

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    Very scary!! Glad you are o.k.!!
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    Glad you weren't hurt; you were very lucky.
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    Vorsprung durch Technik epcolt's Avatar
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    It is amazing how much that little patch of rubber helps with control! Glad you got stopped ok.
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    Someone must have been watching over you, good thing you didn't fall out into the road.....
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    Actually, you controlled it, came to a stop and fixed the problem... Good work!

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