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Do flats come in bunches?(6 posts)

Do flats come in bunches?velocity
Mar 24, 2003 8:07 AM
Or is it the spike in my miles since the weather has been better? No flats for months; then two on last two rides.
They do for me.....DINOSAUR
Mar 24, 2003 8:55 AM
I can go for months without a flat then I will have a whole string of them. It usually happens on brand new tires or on old tires near the end of their tread life. My record is 5 flats on one ride. New Panaracer Stradius Elites. I think it had something to do about the rim/tube/tire combinaton as I installed the same tires on my second bike with a different combo with no problems...flats are less hassle now since I switched over to using co2 a couple years ago...
Not until yesterday...LactateIntolerant
Mar 24, 2003 9:20 AM
...had two after ~1400 mi flat-free.
Don't use the f word!Humma Hah
Mar 24, 2003 9:22 AM
I used to brag here that I hadn't had a f*** in over 10 years, and then one week I had ... uh, musta been about four. Real nasty ones, too.

Using the f-word is just ASKING for the Cycling Gods to throw broken glass and roofing nails in your path.
Spring riding...Fredrico
Mar 24, 2003 10:04 AM
Thanks for the reminder:)

Spring rains haven't washed the sand off the roads, nor have they been swept of a few months' of accumulated broken glass, roofers' nails, and crate staples. The new tires aging in the closet aren't on the bike yet, and the old ones are brittle from age and inaction over the winter.

So, yes, right about now is a great time for fl......, uh-- replacing tires, staying off the sandy shoulders and watching for road debris!
not necessarily, but HILLS always seem to come in bunches (nm)tarwheel
Mar 24, 2003 11:01 AM