|1500 miles without a flat (continental GP) what about you ?||gerald|
Jun 21, 2001 8:25 AM
|1500 miles without a flat (continental GP) what about you ?|
|One flat since 1974 ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 21, 2001 8:31 AM
|Let's see, the new tires went on in February. I guess they have pretty close to 1500 on them at this point, maybe closer to 1600.
But the tubes are the same ones that I used on the previous couple of sets of tires. The Chen Shens went maybe 2500 miles or more without a flat, before I managed to track down a proper set of tires for these rare old rims. Before that, I was riding a dry-rotted old pair that I'd put on the bike decades earlier.
The tubes, now in their mid-20's, are Schwinn thorn-resistant 26 x 1 3/4. Rubber about a quarter-inch thick, it seems like. I've had one flat with them, due to picking up a rather large nail.
|re: 1500 miles without a flat (continental GP) what about you ?||DINOSAUR|
Jun 21, 2001 8:42 AM
|I've had really good luck with my previous pair of Conti GP 3000's.
No flats on the road since last winter. Yesterday I took my bike down ready to go for a ride and the rear tire was flat. One of the old patches had failed and was leaking. I presume it might have had something to do about the high temperature in my garage, it's been in the 100's where I live and my garage is like an oven. A good place to repair a flat...
|re: 1500 miles without a flat (continental GP) what about you ?||Jay H|
Jun 21, 2001 8:44 AM
|I went about 1200 miles on a set of GP3000's 700x25 on my commuter until I had a flat a few weeks ago. The rear tire has alot of cuts and small poke holes in it but it seems to be holding up pretty good considering some of the roads I must travel. Probably going to rotate the back tire to the front soon. |
|You're screwed now!!||Lazy|
Jun 21, 2001 8:45 AM
|This post is something like telling the pitcher in the bottom of the seventh inning "Hey man, you have a no hitter going"!
Be wary, you're in for it now!
|I agree||Lou M|
Jun 21, 2001 9:40 AM
|A couple of weeks ago I bragged how I had not had a flat in over 1000 miles with my Conti GP3000's. Guess what? the next morning I had a flat, had to replace the tire. Four days later another flat... I have gone through 5 or 6 tubes since. Good Luck!!|
|Your hubris won't go unpunished.||AlexR|
Jun 21, 2001 8:47 AM
|I'd start carrying more than one tube on your rides.
|The god of Caprisious Bike failures.........||Len J|
Jun 21, 2001 8:52 AM
|has been awakened. I wouldn't touch answering this post with a ten foot pole.(Pardon the pun).|
|re: 1500 miles without a flat (continental GP) what about you ?||NoName|
Jun 21, 2001 10:54 AM
|Well i have 3500 How about that uh!!!|
|1 in 6 years||ScottH|
Jun 21, 2001 11:37 AM
|Since I started road cycling in '95 I have only had one flat that I can remember. I mostly ride 700x20 Mich comp's that I buy on close out for about 15$.|
|re: 1500 miles without a flat (continental GP) what about you ?||got2ryd|
Jun 21, 2001 6:56 PM
|i went 370 miles before i pinch flatted my rear conti gp3000 over some rr tracks. blew the side wall of the tire out, too. the tire was not under inflated, either. not sure if i should buy another to match the front or just run my specialized turbo comp in the rear.|| |