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  1. campfire

    campfire Adventure is out there! Premium Member

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    You what also sucks? My last 2 days of biking luck. I took the pedal bike to work and snapped the rear derailleur off while coming back home (I had too short of a chain, and it bound up while downshifting). I counteracted my bike-building incompetence by manually stretching the short chain over the largest combination of sprockets. This combination (same that had caused the problem) was tight enough to get me home without the chain falling off. Though 4 miles in granny gear was not optimal.

    Today I took the electric bike to work, and picked up some extra wheel weight:

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    Since this is less than the advertised quarter inch hole, I'm a little bummed that the tire slime did nothing to slow this leak (the tube emptied out within 3 or 4 seconds of picking up the imbalance). Another mile (only 2 minutes @ 28MPH) and I would have been home.

    Oh well, it's just a tire. It was half-way through its tread life anyways. :rolleyes:
     
  2. campfire

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    But first...the rest of today is a holiday! I am blessed enough that I don't need to worry about it this evening. It can be tomorrow's problem. :thumb:
     
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    Only time I had problems w/ moose was getting between the mama and calf.. Both times I got charged. Bad juju
     
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    Muddy day on the mountain. Cut a tire pretty good. Was able to toss in a tube and finish the day so can’t complain

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    Looks like you dinked your rim too. Makes me wonder if a carbon rim would have cracked or not.
     
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    bmxbryant9 Let's go wheelin Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Went for a night ride last night. It was freaking awesome. I could use a second bar mounted light. We started riding at about 9ish and finished at 11. I got a new phone finally too and it takes killer pictures.

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    You guys need gator skins. I have them in my tires and haven't had a puncture in years.
     
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    Will that keep a screw out? :thinking:

    I tried using tire slime this summer, and so far I'm not impressed. In the last 500 miles I can count 5 flat tires (probably because I ride near a scrap yard :doah:). 3 small nails, last week's screw, and once I failed to keep the inside of the rim smooth (oopsies :doah:). 4 of those situations involved tire slime, and 3 of them emptied out quickly with the slime providing no help. I have tried 3 different brands of slime and haven't noticed any difference except the slime makes a mess every time I deal with it. And I now have a couple of tubes that I changed out because I could not get a patch to stick to the slimy surface. So...it hasn't held in the air, and it has made the tubes unpatchable.

    Not impressed.
     
  9. imiceman44

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    I can vouch for gator skins, couple of other tires I have used.
    Even my kevlar tires on my daughter's bike hasn't had a flat in a couple of years.
     
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    Cant say I've had a screw in my bike tire lately, but I was getting thorn flats every couple of weeks until I went tubeless and not one since.
     
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    I'm not bothered by thorns, I just have bumpy swamp roads with a high iron content. :rolleyes:
     
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    Never had a problem w/ screws but thorns, sharp rocks and glass, yes. They used to be a kevlar lining you put inside between the tire and tube. I put them on the street and mtn. bikes and I haven't had a flat since. I don't see the same thing when I google them. Now it's a line of tires w/ kevlar built in. IDK if they work as good.
     
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    They work.
    I have been using them on my daughter's bike for 4 years now.
    Nothing.
    Before that it was a flat once a week or more
     
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    They can't match my size, pressure, or offer a similar MTB pattern. Looks like they're just for road riding.

    My wife ran solid tires 20 years ago. Hated them for the harsh ride and difficult installation. I haven't tried them myself.

    I see solid tubes that you fit to your existing tires. But that feels like getting the worst of both worlds.


    I kinda like the thick inserts.

    :thinking:
     
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    Another fun loop not too far from the house 20200725_122645.jpg
     
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