Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes: Kona Jake, Scott CR1, Dahon SpeedPro
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LOL! I'm relatively accustomed to spontaneous flats on my roadbike. For a good 8-9 months I was riding these wicked fast Vittoria tires (Open Corse something or other) which I got from probikekit.com at a deal that was too good to pass up, never mind the fact that they probably weren't the best overall choice of tire, given the conditions around here. Well, they were fast, for sure, but gobbled-up glass like there was no tomorrow, regardless of how often I "brushed" them clean on the bike with my gloves. All too often I'd notice the flat the next day because the air leak was so tiny.
I'm going with the theory that I hit a really big bump yesterday on the Dahon (I seem to recall a couple) which busted my spoke and gave me a pinch flat. I'm not exactly light, at around 195lbs, plus I have probably 10-15lbs of stuff on my back most days.