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The case for NOT using training tires on the road(3 posts)

The case for NOT using training tires on the roadPaulCL
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 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 mecyclopathic
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 titleKerry
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.