Seems I wrote a long and detailed post and it somehow didn't get posted, so here I go again. I've just had my first flat on my road bike, a slow leak. I am currently around 212lb and give the tubes maximam rated pressure, which is 120psi.
So I went to replace the tube whcih was easy enough. The trouble was when I pumped it up to 120 it blew out. I tried it again with another tube and got the same result and it felt like I might go deaf. The third tube I tried I only pumped it up to 100psi because I was getting a bit squeamish.
So, what is a good pressure to run road tyres at? Could I possibly just had some bad luck with tubes?
PS - There is a thread of tyre pressure in the sticky, but it concerns more MTB tyres and tubes.