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Puzzling statement from Tyler's TDF Diary... (spoiler)(4 posts)

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 happenColnagoFE
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 nightalansutton
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.