ride for a change
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Bikes: Surly Cross-check & Moonlander, Pivot Mach 429, Ted Wojcik Sof-Trac, Ridley Orion. Santa Cruz Stigmata
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I'm on Nokian W106's , this will be year 5 or 6? Anyway if I tell you that I've never had a flat with them it will immediately jinx me and I'll flat on the next ride. So I'm not going tell you that I've never flatted on my Nokians even if it is true.
But, I'm always prepared to fix a flat on the road in the winter and I don't look forward to it. You have to take into consideration the conditions you could get caught out in, and that it could be very cold, dark, and or snowy and the process could take longer than usual. So along with the usual tools, tube, levers, and C02, I pack a back up pump, a thinner pair of gloves I can work tools in, a flashlight or headlamp, a rag or small towel, and depending on temps an xtra layer and a warm hat I can throw on in case I'm stranded for a while. And I make sure I have my phone. Winter can be deadly around here so you gotta go boy scout and always be prepared.
Last edited by modernjess; 11-25-12 at 09:50 AM.