I need to get some views of others here to see if I have the wrong idea about pinch flats.
I do get more than my fair share of flats and, as I guess is usual, some I can't find the cause.
Well, today another rider I know said he was driving on a road I use and said he wasn't surprised that I get so many flats. When I asked him why, he said because the road is so bumpy, causing pinch flats.
Well, the road overall isn't so bad, but it does have some spots you can't avoid consisting of patched holes that will bounce you a little when you hit them. But it isn't like dropping into a pothole or anything. I always considered this to be pretty normal stuff for bike riders.
Anyway, I figured that since I keep my tires up to 120 lbs, I wouldn't get a pinch flat from hitting these little bumps, but am I wrong?
Statistics: Total weight of bike, me, and everythnig I carry in my backpack - approximately 200 lbs. Speed when hitting these patches probably doesn't exceed 15-16 mph on a good day.