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How long since a Pxxxtxxx

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Wolf04, 3 Jun 2008.

  1. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Wallsend on Tyne
    Torrential rain this morning and I get a you know what on my rear. In between cursing and finding the diamond shaped nugget of glass protruding from the tyre I worked out that I fitted the tyre, a schwalbe marathon racer in December 2006 and it's done 5000+ miles before the first visit from the P fairy. I chose the racer over the marathon+ as it's a lot lighter and faster and easier to fit. I'm still impressed with it's P resistance but it set me wondering what is the longest anyones gone without a visit?
  2. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    I went 4 years and 18,000 miles without one and then got 7 in 5 weeks !
  3. Ranger

    Ranger New Member

    Fife borders
    4 years, 70 miles a week for 3 years and 125 miles a week for the last year (about 16 000 miles when I add it up)
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Had one last Friday. Oddly enough, the hole was right at the base of the valve and I couldn't repair it. Thankfully, I carry a spare inner and I put that on.
  5. hackbike 6

    hackbike 6 New Member

    The Mile End Road.
  6. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Probably over a year ago now. Considering how much glass I have to cycle through on a daily basis (the Clyde tunnel is the local Buckfast bottle bank!) I think that is quite impressive. A big thumbs up for Marathon pluses :sad:
  7. CotterPin

    CotterPin Senior Member

    Last Thursday evening, then discovered that the replacement innertube was the one with the slow puncture I had replaced the previous Sunday and not got around to fixing.
  8. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Funny. After months of nothing, yesterday I had one on the way to work and one on the way back. Got filthy fixing the first one as it was pouring down but the second was slow enough to get home on (although I had to pump the tyre up four times).
  9. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    I haven't had one since I fitted the Marathon Plus tyres at the beginning of the year. I did pick a huge shard of glass out of my rear tyre last week though. It left a crater in the tyre!
  10. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Until recently about two and a half years, majority on Armadillos. Don't know mileage but typical min. 5000/ year (2007 was around 6500). Got one a couple of months ago.
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Won't hazard a guess at the mileage since, but the last pu**ture was November 27th 2005. That's me fukked, then! :biggrin:

    I'll let you know when it happens! ;)
  12. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    Dont worry PUNCTURES are rather rare.
  13. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    The ignorance of youth, eh! :evil: :biggrin:
  14. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    I defiantly avoid them. :biggrin:
  15. I got one in each tyre the last time but one I went out. The tyres held out long enough for me to get home, but were both completely flat the next time I went to use the bike.