Join Date: May 2007
Bikes: Super Pista, Basso, Big Dummy
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Long stem thorn proof. Is there such a thing?
I changed 2 flats today. One was a goat-head on the way to class on the rear, then on the way home a shard of glass on the same tire. I then swapped out my front tube which has had a slow leak for a couple weeks now, and the replacement tube kept making a crackling sound when I got the pressure up to about 120 or so and would go flat in about 5 minutes and I'd have to patch it. We played that game, the tube and I, three times on top of the two times I changed my rear tube. Finally I used my last patch on the original front tube and all seems to be well now. I also found the little sticker in the tire that caused the leak. Anyway, my hands hurt like hell from changing the tires so much and I really, really don't want to do that again. Ever. I searched google, but the search didn't bring back anything. Rather, it brought back everything on the web that said presta and/or thornproof which wasn't all that helpful. So I says to myself, why don't I ask the friendly, helpful people on BF?