|Is my rear carbon comp trashed or will it last a bit?||aliensporebomb|
Sep 15, 2002 7:37 PM
|I tried to post this before but it didn't save evidently.
The long and short of it - a kid tossed a glass bottle
onto the asphalt trail I was riding on. He was facing
away from me and tossed it unaware that I was coming and
I reached the debris shortly after it landed and shattered.
I was going about 20 mph at the time. I managed to steer
around some of the debris but my rear tire managed to get it
from the sidewall to just before the point where it sits on
I realize I'll have to replace this sooner or later but was
wondering how long this might last - it bums me out since
I'm only 550 miles into this particular set of treads.
Sep 16, 2002 1:51 AM
|... you could get a few more miles out of the casing by booting the affected areas... but how long that'll last is about as assured as your odds of your next encounter with road debris...
At least you've got a heads up... and can be prepared (either with spare boots, tubes, or a folder in your pack)...
Remain In Light.
Be the bike.
|Do you really want to be going 20+ mph when it blows??||pedaler98|
Sep 16, 2002 3:25 AM
|For the amount it will cost to replace vs. the pain and suffering that may be caused from crashing when that tire decides to blow I'd replace it. You wouldn't drive your car with a tire in that condition....or would you? :)|
|Do you really want to be going 20+ mph when it blows??||aliensporebomb|
Sep 16, 2002 11:23 AM
|Yeah, I see your point. Does my wife want to deal with me
blowing $30-50 on safe tread or does she want me to have
$20,000 in hospital bills when I face plant into broken
glass on Cedar Lake-Kenilworth? Decisions, decisions.
My friend was like "Well, can't you wait to ride until next
season? You know, save money?" I was ready to strangle the
|Those little buggers||filtersweep|
Sep 16, 2002 4:37 AM
|I would have struggled to resist the impulse to grind the kid's face into the broken glass- not unlike "potty training" a dog. As it is getting dark out earlier, I've been spending a bit more time on the Kennilworth, etc... and I don't understand the novelty of throwing bottles onto the pavement- other than the fact that the area is commonly used by chronic inebriates and mendicants.
Only 550 miles? Might as well sell it on ebay ;)
|Those little buggers||aliensporebomb|
Sep 16, 2002 11:21 AM
|I'm pretty sure it was someone from the overpass (i.e. the
skateboard park underneath the highway near the depot).
At the time, I thought I dodged a bullet since it didn't
seem like there was any damage and I wanted to get out of
there before Boris and his two toadies decided to get
midieval on me or something stupid. "Hey, a cyclist,
let's get him!"
Ironically, I've had no problems closer to the city where
you would expect that kind of thing.
|I'd boot it and assign to trainer duty, snows coming soon (nm)||Scot_Gore|
Sep 16, 2002 8:26 AM