|So when do the gods of flat tires...||moneyman|
Sep 8, 2003 12:29 PM
|Stop demanding sacrifices? Four flats in six rides. Never the tire I just fixed either.
I have gone the entire year without a flat, up until last week. I don't know if there is an excessive amount of trash on the road, if I need new tires, or if it's the fact that I read a post on frequency of flats and thought to myself "I haven't had a flat all year."
$$ (out of CO2)
|re: So when do the gods of flat tires...||KSC|
Sep 8, 2003 12:48 PM
|Not that were asking for ideas... but my tire flat frequency spiked when my tires got worn down - put on new tires, no flats. Maybe you just have really bad luck, but that sounds excessive.|
|Shhhh! They're vengeful.||Humma Hah|
Sep 8, 2003 12:51 PM
|Don't use the F word in vain like that.
I used to mention here that my 20-something-year-old thorn-resistant tubes had not suffered a f### in a decade. Then I picked up a roofing nail in the rear tire and spoiled the record. A few days later, I f####ed again, this time because the stress of filling the antique tube had caused the Schrader valve brass tip to debond from the rubber. So I replaced the tube with a new TR tube, put in a little Slime for good measure, and was rewarded with a piece of highway safety flare support wire in one side and out the other about a day later. Ripped the tube to ribbons, green goo all over the place, the Cycling Gods laughing their arses off.
Tread lightly, and give them respect!
|you must never speak of the F word!!!!! (NM)||ColnagoFE|
Sep 8, 2003 1:04 PM
|August and September||Sao|
Sep 8, 2003 1:13 PM
|These must be the two months when the almighy flat gods are the most agitated, because that is when I get all my flats. In fact, just flatted Saturday (after just flatting three weeks earlier - same tire).
At least they were kind to me and bequeathed the front flat at a stop sign. I had just completed a 40mph+ downhill segment too. Whew!
|If you live in the SW U.S.||Chen2|
Sep 8, 2003 1:29 PM
|The goathead season is late summer and fall. Keep your tires totally out of the grass at all times. The goatheads will get you.
Sep 8, 2003 2:36 PM
|I got a nail that went all the way through my rim on Saturday. When I went to pump up the new tube, the valve broke in half. Not to mention that this occurred on the mile long stretch of freeway that I have to ride to get over a river (not a fun place to fix a flat or two). Had a long walk to a pay phone.|
|Flat, flat, flat, flat, flat!||Mel Erickson|
Sep 8, 2003 3:26 PM
|Ha, ha, ha, now there I've done it! Bring it on, baby. I snear in your face. Have you got what it takes? I dare ya.|
|Voodoo hex! Get some chicken feet.||shakyfish|
Sep 8, 2003 5:22 PM
|First...Twist the chicken feet onto you valve stems. Wave some goat bones over your ride before going out. Wear a ring of garlic and ride to the rim of the great volcano and cast the 4 tubes into the swirling mass of lava. Also, throw 1 virgin tube into the 'cano. This should clear the curse.
Let me know how this goes.
Just my advice.
|didjya check the rim tape?||JFR|
Sep 9, 2003 11:27 AM
|hey money, I recently had a plague of flats. Apparently my rim tape was a tad off center and (due to the high psi of road wheels and the tape getting pushed a little into the spoke holes) a tiny bit of two spoke holes were barely showing. I pulled and re-layed the tape and the flats stopped.
|Yup - but that's not it...||moneyman|
Sep 9, 2003 12:13 PM
|I know for a fact that it has been bits of glass that I have picked up, as I pulled them all from the tires. Careful inspection of the inside and outside of the tire - before inserting new tube - showed this. Little bitty pieces, little bitty holes. That's all it takes.
I think that I need new tires. These have been on all summer and are pretty worn out. Thanks for your help.
|agree......I had the same problem||Sao|
Sep 9, 2003 12:48 PM
|I had the same problem with off-center rim tape (probably from me hacking away at the rim after three consecutive flats last year). Blew a tire in my living room.
Also, I recommend Velox rim tape. I think someone here recommended it. It's great stuff.