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How puncture proof are your tires?(15 posts)

How puncture proof are your tires?BikeRider
Jan 13, 2004 10:54 AM
I was out riding the other day and about 8 miles from the end I ran over this big screw. Damn, the tire only had about 800 miles on it and it's trash now!
re: How puncture proof are your tires?Psalm 147-10_11
Jan 13, 2004 11:01 AM
Reminds me of a photo I saw a while back. While I'd hate to lose a tire with only 800 miles on it, how'd you like to lose a tire AND A RIM?
re: How puncture proof are your tires??Chen2
Jan 13, 2004 11:41 AM
That's kind of hard to believe. I don't think I could do that with a hammer.
Fun with Photoshop?Andy M-S
Jan 13, 2004 1:46 PM
Hmm. Not only is that not the same photo previously viewable here, that tire looks remarkably well-inflated, considering.
Doug, what happened to the first photo?Psalm 147-10_11
Jan 13, 2004 1:53 PM
I posted the photo with the allen key and now I see that the original photo (with the screw) has been replaced by the one I posted.

I can't vouch for the authenticity of the allen key photo as I didn't take it, but found it somewhere on the web.
no idea. sorry nmDougSloan
Jan 13, 2004 2:05 PM
re: How puncture proof are your tires?BikeRider
Jan 13, 2004 6:54 PM
Hey, I see my picture is gone. I'll repost it.
Looks like that screw did you a favor.KG 361
Jan 13, 2004 7:43 PM
That tire looks really dry-rotted. How old is it?
Agree with kg361. Look at the surface of the rubberFez
Jan 14, 2004 9:39 AM
The tire rubber does not look normal in that picture.
I had a similar problem. nmMike P
Jan 13, 2004 7:07 PM
I expected to so Aerontoy (sp?) riding though. nmTFerguson
Jan 13, 2004 7:10 PM
re: How puncture proof are your tires?John Ryder
Jan 13, 2004 8:01 PM
How did the screw clear the brakes and the brake pad?
Looks like it didn'tDERICK
Jan 13, 2004 8:33 PM
I'm wondering how it made it through the fork and top part of the brakes.
Looks like it didn'tBikeRider
Jan 14, 2004 9:12 AM
When it happened, I stopped as fast as possible. There was some banging sound as it hit the brakes. The tire was a new tire with only 800 miles on it. Just wear & tear.
was that a front tire or a rear?Fez
Jan 14, 2004 9:45 AM
the surface of the tire rubber looks real strange for a new tire w/ only 800 miles.

what kind of surfaces are you riding on?

i have new michelins with about 800 miles on them since december and the rubber doesn't look anything like that. the front looks exactly like a new tire and the rear looks almost brand new.