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I'm having *lot's* of punctures.
Fairly rough ground on my commute.
Just leave it meths.
Like those awful beardy people that do the "reclaim the streets" stuff. Those.
Or get some old-skooool BMX tires that have massive fat grips, that still have the injection moulding thingys dangling off them when you first buy them.
this occurred to me today.
The tyre says 70-80psi
They might tell you what you're doing wrong.
anyway why do you assume I'm doing something wrong?
i cant find my thread. all you need is in there. it must be somewhere
Oh, whatever. Loser.
makes you feel so good
have a look on www.wiggle.co.uk
Then blame it on them.
you can buy a tough plastic protection strip from most decent bike shops for just this very problem. You basically put it between the tyre and the inner tube and it means that even if something penetrates the tyre it doesn't puncture the inner tube = no flat tyre.
I think the make I bought was called 'slime'.
I cycle off road a LOT and I haven't had a puncture in the 5 years or so since I installed it. Get some.
I'm on about a puncture every 3 weeks at the minute.
Cheers - I'll check it out.
If they're down slightly it's easier for things to puncture your tyres - think about it; it's why they tell you to relax when giving you a vaccination. I run a road bike at 120psi and have got away with it for over 18 months.
I'm not saying it's not, I know nothing about science. But if the person was tense and lying down with a needle underneath them, and someone stood on the person, the needle would go in further, right?
... but that'd be applying much more pressure - and, let's be honest, I know nothing about science either but I go on quite a few cycling forums and it was always the thing I was told and it's worked for me. It apparently makes it harder for anything to get into the tyre in the first place.
apparently - if the tyre is underinflated and you go over a bump, there is a greater chance that the tube will be pinched between the wall of the tyre and the wheel rim.
If you have a greater surface area on the road (due to them being too soft), your tyres will pick up more shit like ground-up glass, and although these may not give you a puncture straight away, over time they can work their way through and then you get lots of simultaneous punctures, which is a really ball ache.
Maybe they are heavy or very expensive I dunno.
They don't cut punctures out entirely, but they certainly reduce the number of times you'll be affected by them.
they're only slightly more expensive than normal ones.
Also I'm too lazy to bother fixing them. I've got four knackered ones in my desk drawer at work.
You'll save yourself a small fortune.
would they affect the fleetness of my fixie?