punctures

  1. N

    Punctures

    I got new wheels on Thursday and had to set them up for an audax on Friday with very little time for testing. New tyre on the back and part-worn one on the front, both 28 mm gp 4000s. Wheels didn't have a hole in the rim tape, so I poked the valve through. Middle of the night I had a puncture...
  2. Bhitucyclist

    Are road bike tyres more prone to punctures than hybrid tyres?

    Hi all , i ride a hybrid. I am trying to increase my riding speed and was suggested that i could change the tyres to sleek road tyres. However my exp of riding mountain/hybrid is never had a puncture in last 5 years . So wanted to find out what is your exp and if you had any preference to any...
  3. bonker

    Getting punctures with tyre wear

    In the last three years on the commute I had about five puctures and four of them were in the last fortnight (six rides). I looked at the conti gatorskins and could still see the wear indicator dimples. Its wet, the roads have been salted (not recently)....etc etc Decided enough was enough and...
  4. Gixxerman

    Phantom punctures

    I keep getting punctures in both wheels of my MTB even though I know that I have not been anywhere likely to get them. I also cannot find anything in the tyres that was responsible (no glass or thorns). The rim "tape" is also fine. Closer inspection of the inner tubes show a line of marks on the...
  5. kapelmuur

    Punctures - how to get home without tyre removal?

    I'm the wrong side of 70 and have arthritis in my hands, therefore removing and replacing a tyre at the side of the road is a long process for me, usually 30/40 minutes. I use tyres with inner tubes and the tyres are Schwalbe Durano and are pretty puncture resistant, but I guess nothing is...
  6. al3xsh

    Snake bite punctures

    Hi all, After managing to avoid getting punctures for ages, I've had two in the last week. :'( Both have been snake bite punctures - the first after hitting a big pothole, but today I don't remember hitting anything particularly noticable. I pump my tyres up pretty much before every ride to...
  7. graham bowers

    Causes of mystery punctures?

    I don't get may punctures, but of those I do, I only find the culprit in about half of them - thorns, flints, glass usually. But the others, I find nothing - the tube is pricked, but nothing in the tyre. I guess by definition its not possible to discover the cause. Doed this happen to everybody???
  8. dhd.evans

    Two punctures, one bike

    I rode 40mi on Friday and on the last 5mi got a sudden rapid puncture. The front wheel made a popping sound then deflated in record time. Thankfully I was on campus so whipped round, took the tube out and replaced it with a new one. Ran my finger round the tyre to check for cuplrits but...
  9. bonker

    Spoke and rim induced punctures on Brompton

    I've had a Brompton for about two years, its a 2012 model 3 speed S,raw lacquer. The problem I have found with it is punctures but from the inside of the rim ( it's got Schwalbe Marathons on. I've had about 4. The first three, rear wheel, punctures were soon after I got the bike, I replaced...
  10. Sunny Portrush

    Not one but two punctures today..............whilst on the turbo!!

    How the hell does that happen. Was about ten minutes into a routine I do a lot and I was thinking, boy, am I struggling today. I then looked down and saw the tyre was flat. Rather odd I thought but went about changing the inner tube, carrying out the usual checks. Set off again and lo and...
  11. C

    Punctures

    Been riding my hybrid crosstrail bike for 5 years, never any punctures. I started riding my mountain bike about 5 weeks ago and so far, over the same surfaces, two punctures?!? Why would it be so different?
  12. Pale Rider

    Tubeless ready rims and punctures

    Does anyone have experience of fixing punctures on tubeless ready rims? One of my bikes has tubeless ready rims with inner tubes. Fixing today's puncture wasn't quite straightforward. First problem was unseating the bead from the rim. Hand pressure wasn't enough, although I did manage it...
  13. G3CWI

    Three punctures in 100m

    Today I picked up three punctures in 1 ride that lasted 100 metres. If this is a record, it's not one that i wish to hold thank you. All three were thorns. Fortunately is was a short walk home. Fixing them has been a bit of a pain though. The tyre is all pumped up and ready to go back on the...
  14. RedRider

    A hiss-tory of punctures

    They come in threes don't they? One a day for the last three days. On Saturday I don't know what caused it, I couldn't see anything which is always a worry but I put a new tube in anyway and it was fine. Yesterday it was a stray frayed bit of brake cable picked up on the road that attached...
  15. Smokin Joe

    Rear Wheel Punctures on a Trike

    What do you do? You can't tip it upside down or lay it on it's side when you take the wheel out and I don't fancy resting it on the mech when the wheel is out. It's going to happen sooner or later so how do you experience tripod jockeys handle it?
  16. Keith Oates

    Two flats in one commute.

    This morning I had two flats within 1 kilometre of the journey and that meant I had a 7 Km. walk to get to the office. What is the most flats you've had in one journey?
  17. sbeqs

    Had my first flat tyre...

    ...and it's taken the wind out of my sails. The actual tyre seemed to have untucked itself at one part and I prised it back into the rim. (Apologies, I don't know the technical names, it might be called something else) I'm not sure how it happened, but I did get caught in the door earlier and...
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