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Old 06-25-10, 12:05 AM
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Jeff Wills
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Originally Posted by conspiratemus1 View Post
I'm impressed that you were able to boot that tire successfully, with the entry wound so close to the contact area of the tread. Well done.
It's actually easier to boot a tire near the center of the tread. I'm impressed the boot held on the hole so near the bead- that's a nasty spot.

Mike, your OEM tires are listed as Vittoria Zaffiro. I'm with Tortuga- if they're that fragile, save your pennies for some sturdier and possibly fatter tires. Light tires might be fast- but stopping to fix flats can make riding seem like torture. Bike rides should be fun.
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