|The case for NOT using training tires on the road||PaulCL|
May 26, 2002 6:36 AM
|Had to use my second set of wheels for this AM's ride. The wheels had older tires on it - my indoor trainer tires. I looked at them and thought they looked OK. Bottom line: I was too lazy to change them.
Well guess what...two flats. Had to boot the rear tire twice becuase of through punctures. Thank goodness I carry four CO2 cylinders, spare tube, and a patch kit. I learned my lesson.
By the way...my second set of wheels didn't have a magnet on them. It was kind of refreshing just riding for the fun of it versus checking my speed constantly. I'm a numbers/statistics nut, so turning off the computer was tough for me. All I had was HR and cadence. It was nice just to cruise and look at the scenery. Paul
|re: which reminds me||cyclopathic|
May 26, 2002 7:40 AM
|I need to put computer on my new frame, I rode a few brevets on it so far. Navigation w/o computer is refreshing, I guess the distance by HRM 8-)|
|Re-state your title||Kerry|
May 26, 2002 4:35 PM
|Using beat up, cut up, worn out TRAINER tires is, as you say, a chancy choice. Using TRAINING tires (lower cost versions of racing tires) should pose no problem.|| |