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1500 miles without a flat (continental GP) what about you ?(11 posts)

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.

Jay
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 agreeLou 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.

Regards,

ALex
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 yearsScottH
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.