just over the next hill
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas City MO
Bikes: Bianchi Volpe 2006 Fuji Tahoe
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Not a Miricle Tire
But close to it.
With the Vittoria Randonneur:
I ran over a broken bottle this morning going to work. Not paying close attention to the road. I was looking over at the Missouri river.
I heard a crunch and immediately knew that I had run over a broken bottle. I have been able to dodge these but today no dice. I have been riding these tires for 3810 miles on roads cluttered with broken glass pot holes and a lot of salt and gravel etc. with no flats since Oct 2008. No flats in all that time. The tire and tube were toast. The sidewalls were cut in 2 places. I drove home at lunch and got a spare.
Below is a photo of the tire name and #'s
There is double shielding on the tire. This makes the tire a little heavy.
Have you taken into account the time it takes to fix a flat in the average speed you get with a tire? Anyway that is what I considered with these tires. They slow me down a little but I got tired in fixing flats on the road and then fixing the tube when I got home.
So the tire is no longer a miracle tire for me but I will stick with them.
Enjoy the ride.
Bianchi Volpe 2006; Fuji Tahoe 1990
Last edited by cruzMOKS; 03-18-10 at 08:01 PM.