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3 flats in 4 days!(10 posts)

3 flats in 4 days!velocity
Oct 7, 2002 2:41 PM
Three different tires! Two different bikes. I'd gone months and months without a flat. What's going on?
Goat Head Seasongrzy
Oct 7, 2002 2:48 PM
Try 3 flats in one ride!
you too?laffeaux
Oct 7, 2002 2:59 PM
On Sunday I also managed to get 3 flats during an 11 mile MTB ride. The goat head's are everywhere.
What is a Goat Headbigrider
Oct 8, 2002 3:44 AM
I am not familiar with goat heads. We don't have them in my area, at least I don' think we do.
What is a Goat Headgrzy
Oct 8, 2002 3:20 PM
Nasty little spikey thorny things that are a member of the thistle family. All over in California although I'm told they're a non-native specicies. You typically hit them by riding too close to the edge of trails and roads during the fall. They totally suck.
Goat Head Seasonbigrider
Oct 8, 2002 3:45 AM
Probably is goathead season, depending on where you live. I've had as many as six flats on my 22-mile round-trip commute (that's WITH Mr. Tuffy). Couple of years ago my longest mileage without a flat was less than 30. Certainly nobody around here would think three was unusual.cory
Oct 7, 2002 8:18 PM
All of mine are due to tiny shards of glassvelocity
Oct 8, 2002 7:52 AM
I'm wondering how much of it has to do with Mayor Bloomberg's odd decision to no longer do curbside glass recycling.
Continental Ultra Gatorskin tires...fbg111
Oct 8, 2002 1:31 PM
I've been having flats recently too, not as bad as that, but they still suck. I just switched to Gatorskins today, as I've heard from other riders that they're just about impervious to everything that might be on the road. Made of Kevlar, among other things. I'd rather fork out $60 for these tires than get nickled and dimed to death on patch kits and spare tubes, and inconvenienced to hell and back during my rides.
Continental Ultra Gatorskin tires...Rob March
Oct 25, 2002 2:29 PM
As I had 2 flats this morning on my 7 mile commute (oh the humanity!), I think I need to upgrade from my Specialized Flak Jackets to something a bit more robust. My LBS said they carry the Gatorskin tires (I know they carry Armadillos). Can the Gators resist the evil goat heads? Nothing quite like spending your lunch break with a patch kit. What sucked more was my valve insert breaking off of one of my tubes. I'll be crossing my fingers for the ride home. I hate patching on the road.