Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
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Death by a thousand cuts
is what I named my rear tire... the one I just replaced 929 miles ago. (Michelin Pro3 Service Course) 3 flats yesterday in 3 different spots and the carcass looks like my neck the first time I tried to shave. Ugh. I found some tiny sliver of something sharp in the inside part of the tire... but it didn't appear to come from the outside.
Out with the bad, in with the new - I ordered a pair of Continental GP4000S a few months or weeks ago when PBK had that special and put one of 'em on today. I hope that holds up better. I hate flats.
I took the opportunity to put my wheel on my shiny new truing stand and found a TINY little wiggle that I didn't even know was there... so I fixed that. I spent the rest of the day putting my son's Christmas Experience together and may have to dig out the worklights to finish after dinner. The Executive Committee will frown on my taking off on a long bike ride tomorrow unless his "some assembly required" presents are completely assembled.
I hope the rest of you had a happy day...
"No self-respecting man rides 70 miles and has salad at a pizza joint!" - PhotoJoe
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