Join Date: Dec 2006
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Bit of a silly exercise, really, but......
Here in Oz the summer temps get over 40 deg C and being bored one day, we decided to see if the old 70's 24" tube in the old 70's 24" tyre from my old 70's 24" bike would explode if we inflated it way beyond the max 50 psi and then leaving it in the blazing sun against a hot tin shed. Well, it was rock hard and very hot, but.......nothing happened!!
Makes me wonder about the quality of modern 700c racing tyres that I've heard explode in the car park at race meets on hot days.