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It's time. THE Jinx Thread. Or how many flats did you get this year?

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It's time. THE Jinx Thread. Or how many flats did you get this year?

Old 12-31-15, 08:18 AM
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It's time. THE Jinx Thread. Or how many flats did you get this year?

As I look back over my cycling year this New Year's Eve, it occurs to me that I haven't spent much time by the side of the road fixing flats.

Just one on the road bike. Two on the cyclocross bike - I need to get some pit wheels.

Fingers crossed for 2016.
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Old 12-31-15, 08:26 AM
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Zero. Last one was over 10,000 miles ago.
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Zero. Last one was over 10,000 miles ago.
And what are you saying, that wasn't this year? Wuss!
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Two. One on the road bike and one while commuting.
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Three flats. And two broken spokes, both rear, different wheels.

Oh is that for another thread?
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Maybe 5.
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1 in about 2500 miles. Which was probably 5000+ miles between flats running light weight clinchers with no added flat protection
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I did not have one this year or last year. Pretty fortunate in that regard. I wish that I could say the same for my vehicles tires. Every time they build a new house on our street it is just a matter of time. 3x's on my wifes car, 1 on the SUV and 2 on the golf cart. None on the bike though, which is probably more of a pain anyway.
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Three flats. And two broken spokes, both rear, different wheels.

Oh is that for another thread?
This thread is for flats only.

Please remove the part about broken spokes. Start a new thread for broken spokes.

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
And what are you saying, that wasn't this year? Wuss!
If I was living back home in DFW my last flat would have probably been yesterday.
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One on a trainer tire, none on the road.
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I did not have one this year or last year. Pretty fortunate in that regard. I wish that I could say the same for my vehicles tires. Every time they build a new house on our street it is just a matter of time. 3x's on my wifes car, 1 on the SUV and 2 on the golf cart. None on the bike though, which is probably more of a pain anyway.
Golf cart flats?

Is that a Florida thing?
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This year, 0 out on rides, 2 while sitting in the garage. The garage flats were from a slipped rim tape.
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none, tubeless.
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3 or 4.

Worst part? I know exactly where the "hot spots" are for flatting, and certain sections of town I just grit my teeth.

Put on a set of Tufo's with Stans last night. New Years resolution of sorts.

$70.00 a flat is getting old.
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none, tubeless.
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Got home from a ride and found the above in the tire.
Removed it and the air came out.
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2? i think. last one was last week i ran over some metal lathe shavings. luckily the tire was on the way out anyway.
had 3 pieces of this stuck in there. 1 though the cords did the damage.
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One slow leak on the front - a thin steel wire stuck on the tyre and made a tiny puncture of the tube. Fixed it at home. Leak was so slow I wasn't sure whether it was a valve, or a poor quality tube - on 28 mm tyres pressure dropped from 7 to 5 bars within a week - if there wasn't the rear tyre to compare, I wouldn't even think it's a puncture.
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No road flats at all!

I did have a tire let go at my office due to age (looked good to me! ) but that was it...
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Two flats this year. One was a pinch since I didn't check the tire pressure before leaving and he second was a slow leak from a thorn that made it at an angle that my tire liner didn't catch.
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Zero over the last two years in 6000 miles of riding. I'm on tubulars with sealant. Since I've done that 7 years ago, its' between 0 and 1 flats per year.

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I didn't have any this year, except for repairing a couple of glue-less patches that I had laying around for some reason.

Now I've done it, I can never resist tempting fate
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One on the front, two or three on the rear.
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