|Puzzling statement from Tyler's TDF Diary... (spoiler)||biknben|
Jul 10, 2003 6:16 AM
|This comment was made regarding the CSC team after Sunday's crash.
"After Stage 1 our mechanics were busy late into the evening gluing tires. Every rider on the team flatted his rear wheel from braking so hard to avoid the crash." -www.velonews.com
Has this happened to anyone here? Were the flats due to overheating or treadware from a skid? I remember blowing a tire as a kid from skidding. But that was due to a lot of skidding. Certainly not ONE skid on a NEW tire.
|it could easily happen||ColnagoFE|
Jul 10, 2003 6:42 AM
|they are likely running super lightweight tires that can be quickly affected by an emergency skid. wouldn't take much to flat if you laid into the brakes hard with a tire like that.|
|Happened to me - last night||alansutton|
Jul 10, 2003 9:34 AM
|a lapped rider fell in front of the pack, and I'm sure everyone was thinking of TDF Stage 1. I put all my weight on the back wheel and grabbed my brakes as hard as I could. Cost me a $50 tubular. I saw one guy with a broken brake cable and another with front flat after running over someones chainring.|
|So was it from the skid...||biknben|
Jul 10, 2003 12:47 PM
|I realize it can happen. I thought it was strange that it happened to ALL the members of the CSC team. Assuming it happened to even more riders, that must have sounded like a damn fireworks diplay.
So what happened in your case? The tire dragged until it wore through to the thread, then exploded? I have worn a flat spot in a tubular tire due to a skid. I guess I should be thankfull I let go of the brake when I did.