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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-10-05, 05:12 PM   #1
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Is there such thing as a puncture resistant tire and/or tube???

Is there such thing as a puncture resistant tire and/or tube??? if there is i want them.
I've been riding a Surly SS with 700c cyclocross tires on city streets. I've had 4 flats due to punctures
in the last 3 months. I'm pretty careful to avoid glass and debris when possible. Are cyclocross tires
just not tough enough for daily street riding?
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Continental Gatorskins.

Do a search, many here favour those or the Armadillos.
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Old 08-10-05, 05:19 PM   #4
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vittoria rubinos have a PRB (puncture resistant belt) made of Kevlar, i never get flats
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Old 08-10-05, 05:19 PM   #5
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vittoria rubinos have a PRB (puncture resistant belt) made of Kevlar, i never get flats
having said that, you're gonna get one tomorrow
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I really dig the low profile knobs on the bontrager jones cx i've been riding.
anything like that?
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thnx for the suggetions. Looks like i'm ready to shop for some rubber.
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and just to muck things up I'll throw in Panaracer paselas/tourguard, or Panaracer t-serv's (bascially a tourguard with kevlar beads for weight and folding.) I use both right now and am very happy with the performance/cost ratio.
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I have Panaracer T-serv's on my winter bike, and no flats in a year of riding.
I have a Conti GP 4 Season on the front of my regular bike and an Armadillo on the back.
I've had two flats with my Armadillos, but I don't fault them.
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I like thornproof tubes in addition to my kevlar belted tires. I have had good luck with the T-Servs on my fixed gear and the Pasela TGs on my touring bike.
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Penny farthings used a solid piece of rubber around the rim, pinned at the junction. Garunteed flat-proof.
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Conti Gatorskins, no problems so far and I ride everywhere (no car). The other day I was at an intersection for a left turn and picked a piece of glass out of my front tire, pointy little thing, may have caused a flat in some other tire. So far I'm really happy with these tires and I use them on both bikes.
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and just to muck things up I'll throw in Panaracer paselas/tourguard, or Panaracer t-serv's (bascially a tourguard with kevlar beads for weight and folding.) I use both right now and am very happy with the performance/cost ratio.
To continue to muck things up, I'll point out that my 26" paselas flatted if a thorn so much as looked at them.
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I use a bontager race lite hard case with 3x puncture protection (whatever the **** that means) on the rear, never had a flat with about 2,200 miles of normal to dirty riding (lots of thorns also).
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Old 08-11-05, 04:02 AM   #17
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rubber is overrated.
wrap duct tape around the rim several times.
no flats.
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