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Old 05-28-12, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ben4345
Never said it was hard to believe.
Just that your roads are much better than mine.
I have had one flat and have several holes and nicks in mine about only <900 miles on mine. (front wheel). Gatorskins are good tires, but they're defiantly not miracle workers.

Yes, I keep them at 120psi. And I do pluck out glass, rocks, and other debris out on a regular basis.
Sadly, the roads that I ride are far from "pristine." There is plenty of debris on the roads that I ride on.

Everything from twigs/branches/palm fronds to broken glass. I do my best to avoid the worst of it, but as I said I don't go to "heroic" efforts to avoid it.
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Originally Posted by Digital_Cowboy
Sadly, the roads that I ride are far from "pristine." There is plenty of debris on the roads that I ride on.

Everything from twigs/branches/palm fronds to broken glass. I do my best to avoid the worst of it, but as I said I don't go to "heroic" efforts to avoid it.
Never said your roads are pristine or immaculate or what ever, just that they must be better than mine. I just like to ride safely around the roads here, I am pretty sure Portland streets are not the worst either. And I am not arguing with you, but having one flat and dozens of nicks and holes in my gatorskin at less than 900 miles. I am guessing they'll last another 1000 miles in my case despite tread life they have a lot more miles, maybe another 1500-2000 miles.
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Originally Posted by ben4345
Never said your roads are pristine or immaculate or what ever, just that they must be better than mine. I just like to ride safely around the roads here, I am pretty sure Portland streets are not the worst either. And I am not arguing with you, but having one flat and dozens of nicks and holes in my gatorskin at less than 900 miles. I am guessing they'll last another 1000 miles in my case despite tread life they have a lot more miles, maybe another 1500-2000 miles.
Trust me, I understand that except for when they're first made or have been resurfaced that there ain't no road out there that is "pristine." And that sadly thanks to that that we all ride roads that we wish were in better shape than what they are.
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