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Old 03-18-10, 07:51 PM   #1
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Not a Miricle Tire

But close to it.

With the Vittoria Randonneur:
I ran over a broken bottle this morning going to work. Not paying close attention to the road. I was looking over at the Missouri river.

I heard a crunch and immediately knew that I had run over a broken bottle. I have been able to dodge these but today no dice. I have been riding these tires for 3810 miles on roads cluttered with broken glass pot holes and a lot of salt and gravel etc. with no flats since Oct 2008. No flats in all that time. The tire and tube were toast. The sidewalls were cut in 2 places. I drove home at lunch and got a spare.

Below is a photo of the tire name and #'s

There is double shielding on the tire. This makes the tire a little heavy.

Have you taken into account the time it takes to fix a flat in the average speed you get with a tire? Anyway that is what I considered with these tires. They slow me down a little but I got tired in fixing flats on the road and then fixing the tube when I got home.

So the tire is no longer a miracle tire for me but I will stick with them.
Enjoy the ride.
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Old 03-18-10, 08:33 PM   #2
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There is no puncture proof. There is only puncture resistant.

I once dug a shard of glass the size of a small sword out of a Specialized Armadillo. Needless to say, it had gone flat too.
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Old 03-18-10, 11:46 PM   #3
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puncture proof tube:
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Old 03-19-10, 10:43 AM   #4
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Mich PR 2's and they have done plenty of miles. (4,000+) Had a couple of punctures- according to the tube- but the tread on the front was still good. But checked last Saturday and I had 5 x 6mm splits in the tyre. One of which was causing a bulge on the rubber. Didn't take a chance and bought a new tyre. Glad I did as I decided to investigate the bulge with a screwwdriver and the cut was through the carcase. Took the tyre off and internally it was damaged.

It was the same when I was mountain biking- but you get confidence in a tyre- Just hope the PR3's are as good as the PR2's
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Old 03-19-10, 10:15 PM   #5
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Sometimes it does not matter what kind of tire you have-- I ran over a nail that after puncturing the tire went through my aluminum rim. It literally nailed my tire to the rim! However, once it was pulled out and a spare tube installed I was on my way.
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