Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-21-04, 04:01 PM   #1
blendingnoise
Ubermensch
Thread Starter
 
blendingnoise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: philly
Bikes: ye old centurion
Posts: 258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
interesting flat

Today I pull my bike out to go to school and lo and behold the back tire is completely flat. Turns out I had a flat piece of rock the size of a dime (no exaggeration here) stuck vertically in my tire. The rock went through the tread, tube and scratched up the rim tape too.
I could not figure out how in the world it ended up there and am amazed that it managed to lodge itself in my tire the way it did. Anyways I ended up missing my night class and spent the better part of the last hour replacing everything.
Anybody have any objects stuck in their tire that made you wonder if someone up there just didn't like you that day?
blendingnoise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-04, 04:43 PM   #2
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
Posts: 4,395
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Heard this wierd rattle...rode slow..sounds like a rock or something?
Have a look..a rusty tack..damn..which pulls out to be a 4mm 5 inch long nail..then I get -pffffffffff.ff.ff...funk!

Nice double puncture, suprised no rim damage.
jeff williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-04, 05:26 PM   #3
DragonMistress
Thinks-she-knows-it-all
 
DragonMistress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: The place that does not exist, the time that has never been
Bikes:
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not too long after putting Catterpillar Booze (industrial tire-healing stuff) in my bikes tires, I picked up a screwdriver.


What can ya say.
DragonMistress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-04, 06:15 PM   #4
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
Posts: 4,395
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DragonMistress
Not too long after putting Catterpillar Booze (industrial tire-healing stuff) in my bikes tires, I picked up a screwdriver.


What can ya say.
"I'm screwed-rivered."
jeff williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-04, 07:48 PM   #5
dobber
Perineal Pressurized
 
dobber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: In Ebritated
Bikes:
Posts: 6,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
While it didn't occur on my bike, my wife managed to get a railroad spike imbed point first thru her car tire.

Weirdest damn thing I ever saw, can only assume some punks set it upright in the road.
dobber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-04, 11:13 AM   #6
DragonMistress
Thinks-she-knows-it-all
 
DragonMistress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: The place that does not exist, the time that has never been
Bikes:
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff williams
"I'm screwed-rivered."

"I have a new addition to my toolbox now..."
DragonMistress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-04, 11:41 AM   #7
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
Posts: 4,395
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Had a friend find a blasting cap in her hiking boot tread after walking R.R tracks.

Scary.
jeff williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-04, 05:39 PM   #8
DragonMistress
Thinks-she-knows-it-all
 
DragonMistress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: The place that does not exist, the time that has never been
Bikes:
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff williams
Had a friend find a blasting cap in her hiking boot tread after walking R.R tracks.

Scary.
I've had a bit of experience with demolition...toys. Ja, that is scary.


What did she do with it?
DragonMistress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-04, 06:00 PM   #9
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
Posts: 4,395
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dunno, filled the boot with powder?
She said they just popped it out of the tread with plastic.
But if I remember, they found it in the treads AFTER the hike, so she had been walking on sidewalks, rocks- it was incapable of detonation probably.

Lucky they found it and knew what it was, a child might do something stupid to it when they found it. Bash it with a rock on the R.R. tracks...scary.

Happy Halloween kids, watch your fingers.
jeff williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:51 AM.