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More punctures on front or rear tyre?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Maz, 2 Jun 2008.

  1. Maz

    Maz Guru

    When I get punctures, they're nearly always on the rear tyre. You'd've thought the front wheel would drive over the sharp thing first and would be the one to go flat, but oh no.

    Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon?
     
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    more weight over rear wheel, forcing more bits into it, no phenomenon, just common sense
     
  3. Iceniner

    Iceniner New Member

    So far its 2-1 to the front for me. Im an exception :-D
     
  4. just jim

    just jim Guest

    This months CTC mag had an item on this very subject. I'd elaborate, but I'm meant to be working!!!
     
  5. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Rear, The tyre always wears quickest so is more likely to puncture.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Maz

    Maz Guru

    Or maybe it's coz I ride all the way to work like this...
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  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    theres your problem Maz, I would swap doing wheelies to just doing bunny hops to get even puctures
     
  8. Its hard to recall but I think I've had more p****ures on the front. On the road bike I've had none touch wood (says I tapping my head :biggrin:) and on the commuter I've had one, on the front. I had a speight a while ago on the front of the Sirrus, then one or two on the rear. I decided the rear was a bit fiddly and put a Armadillo on. Bizarrely after doing so I got no more puntures on the front and just one on the rear. Since I put new conti 4 seasons on it back in Jan, I've had none.
     
  9. hackbike 6

    hackbike 6 New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road.
    Rare i get a front tyre punture apart from today.hi from work.
     
  10. CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    Quite often, the front tyre will flip up something like a nail, which was laying flat on the road, which then causes it to p*nct*r* the rear tyre.

    Ben
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Maz

    Maz Guru

    Good point (pardon the pun).
     
  12. hackbike 6

    hackbike 6 New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road.
    Get a unicycle then you wouldn`t have this problem.
     
  13. Andy Pandy

    Andy Pandy New Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Friday night - both front and rear ;) . The rear was glass and the front was a bloody drawing pin. The front held its pressure till I got home so only had to change the rear. If it wasn't for the clicking noise with every revolution of the front wheel, I would have left the pin in the tire.