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    a bad but a good day

    before starting my short briefing, are those armadillo tires for road bikes still the best ones to get for minimal flats? tia

    today was one of those days... i was actually glad that i got off work earlier than the usual... didn't need to use my headlights thankfully because i ended up flatting on my route home... i should've known better when i heard some sound scraping everytime my wheel made one complete revolution... as i'm riding, i'm looking down on my two wheels... i figured it must've been the fender at the back grazing the wheeling... stupid me... as i approach a major intersection... pop like a firecracker... great now what?... apparently my rear tire rim partially detached from the rest of the tire... tube ripped as well... i can see the metal blades extruded from the rim too... wonder if this can be repaired... prolly get a new one... armadillos too... only one year old...

    luckily i had two extra tubes... installed it... pumped it to half the usual psi... rode really slow all the way home... safe and sound now... i have to mention... a roadie did pass me... i think he belong to one of those central jersey groups... he asked if i was ok... thanks whoever you are... well it wasn't a total disaster, considering that i carried two spare tubes... no fear...

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    You got to commute on your bicycle

    Some of us are not that lucky anymore
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    I perfer using tire liners myself
    that way I don't have to shell out alot on puncture resistant tires and can keep using the liners with every new set of tires I get
    in my mind I have saved quite a bit of chash this way

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