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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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    Oh God, He's back! 1oldRoadie's Avatar
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    Oh God, I would...any excuse, etc, etc.

    I might look at getting some MR TUFFYS too.
    I can't ride and Frown!

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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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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!"

    No worries

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    Senior Member PrimalQ's Avatar
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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"...
    People usually ask me "Why do you ride?" and I always answer "Because I Can"
    :cool: PrimalQ

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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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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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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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.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Mister Slick Matadon's Avatar
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    I switched from the cheapo Continentals on my Bianchi to Specialized Turbo Armadillos, and haven't had a flat since...
    "The real race is not on the hot, paved road, the torturous off-road course or the smooth-surface velodrome. It is in the electrochemical pathways of your mind."
    --Alexi Grewal

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