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Old 08-28-02, 11:04 AM   #1
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It's only flat on the bottom....

I took my bike to work today and went for a lunchtime ride. Or at least that is what I intended. I got two flats, both rear punctures. The first was glass and the second was a nail.

So it was more like, ride a little, pump a lot, ride a little more and then just walk the last half mile back to the office.

Oh well. There just may be too much trash where I want to ride.

The weather is great though, 71 Deg and slightly overcast.

Maybe I should just sneak out and buy some new tires, d'ya think?
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Old 08-28-02, 12:02 PM   #2
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Oh God, I would...any excuse, etc, etc.

I might look at getting some MR TUFFYS too.
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Old 08-28-02, 12:11 PM   #3
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Occasionally, I have gotten a flat I couldn't fix. When that happened, I'd tell myself, "Walking is really good exercise!"

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Old 08-28-02, 12:39 PM   #4
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I hate getting multiple flats on a ride. I was riding my local loop and I flated As I was finishing the first loop (Trailhead). I say no problem I fix the flat and start the second loop. Bam I flated again no spare tube , no patch kit, no pump ( I borrowed a buddy's earlier). so I have to walk 3 miles to get out, That taught me my lesson, "Always make sure your the lead guy when riding with your buddy's IN CASE you get a flat"...
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Old 08-28-02, 02:26 PM   #5
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MisterJ, What tires are you using? I'm running Specialized Nimbus EX currentlyand I have had no problem what so ever .
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Yes, what tires do you have?

True, there is a lot of the trash in the roads around here. I ride through it all the time.

I recently upgraded my road bike tires to Continental Grand Prix 3000.
I found a deal on Vittoria Rubino Intrepid Kevlar tires and upgraded my commuter.
Haven't had any problems since.
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I switched from the cheapo Continentals on my Bianchi to Specialized Turbo Armadillos, and haven't had a flat since...
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