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Old 11-02-11, 09:50 PM   #1
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3 rides, 3 different days, 3 flats, 3 different wheels, 3 different causes

I think I've followed the rule of threes, and the demons should have mercy on me for awhile.
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Old 11-02-11, 10:01 PM   #2
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Ah, but did you appease the flat gods by having three pieces of pie?
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3 rides, 3 different days, 3 flats, 3 different wheels, 3 different causes

I think I've followed the rule of threes, and the demons should have mercy on me for awhile.
Do you commute on racing tyres? Personally I ride and train on super-heavy tyres with massive puncture protection. I have schwalbe marathon plus 700x25s on the bike I use for transport, for example. They weigh a ton and undoubtedly slow me down a bit. But that doesn't matter if I'm not in a race, and they never puncture.
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Old 11-03-11, 06:59 AM   #6
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I use the Conti GP4000s, which I've found to be about as flat resistant as Gatorskins. First flat was a front pinch flat, on the race bike, after hitting an unexpected asphalt edge at a manhole cover. I had tried slightly lower pressure that day, and I think that contributed. Second was an explosive blowout, with the tire bead popping off, rear on race bike. Second time with that rim, and I believe it was flawed, but is now toast anyway. Yesterday was a piece of metal, to the side quite a bit, that I'm pretty sure would have gone through anything. That was on the Gunnar steel road bike that I now use for commutes and some base rides. I want tires that perform well even when I'm commuting: will just have to work on my karma.
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Old 11-03-11, 11:07 AM   #7
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Have to agree about "Performance" tyres having as much punture resistance as the puntureproof/resistant tyes. Only thing I have found is that the rubber compound does hold debris more as it sticks to it and that debris will penetrate the tyre with riding. My cure is to wipe the tyre with a damp cloth before rides and dig out any debris from the rubber.

Currently using Lithions on my training wheels and they do not grip as good as PR3's but they do have more drag. Can't tell about puncture resistance yet as only 1500 miles on them and the mould pattern has not worn off yet. But the Levers and repair kit has not been used yet either.
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Old 11-03-11, 12:03 PM   #8
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Pro Race 3s. No flats in about 1,000 miles. Will have one next time out for saying so. But after dirt biking for decades and changing them many, many times I could care less about a flat on a bicycle. 1,000,000 times easier.
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