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Eeek!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Joe, 14 Oct 2007.

  1. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    So I was out practising my climbing on some of the hills around town this morning. Came down this long one at 30-35mph...lights at the bottom are red so I come to a stop, unclip and put my foot down. And then BOOM! Gunshot sound and my front tyre is flat. 10 seconds earlier and...:biggrin:
    So what caused it? There's a 20cm rip across the tube!
     
  2. pw2389

    pw2389 New Member

    Probably a pinch puncture i.e. a bit of the tube stuck between the rim and the tyre. When did you last have the tyre off?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Joe

    Joe Über Member

    A couple of weeks ago, but I have done a couple of hundred miles since then and I was really careful putting it on as I've had pinch puncture issues before.
    It actually blew the tyre off the rim on one side.
     
  4. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Sniper? Have you upset anyone?
     
  5. pw2389

    pw2389 New Member

    Last year when I got my latest bike, I did about 200 miles or so in the first couple of weeks. Then I pumped up the tyres to about 110 psi (I discovered they were about 70-80 psi at this point) and within 2 miles I suffered the same type of problem. The tyre started rubbing and when I got off to investigate, BOOM! and it took part of the tyre off the rim (as you experienced).

    So you haven't pumped up the tyres to higher levels than before?
     
  6. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    is the tyre sidewall damaged in any way, to cause it to blow off.Had one similar a couple of years ago,went of f with a real bang and the tyre wall had split pushing the tube out the side.Other than that perhaps the tyre wasn't quite sitting right on the rim? Pleased there's no lasting damage , could have been nasty.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Joe

    Joe Über Member

    I did pump them up this morning actually, and I may have gone slightly over the 100psi I usually keep them at...
     
  8. Wobbly John

    Wobbly John Veteran

    I reckon that you generated so much heat with braking that the rim melted the tube! :biggrin:





    :rolleyes::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  9. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    I'd be careful for a while - don't want any other splits in rubbers do you? :biggrin: