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 Post subject: Re: Blow out at speed
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:24 pm 
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....have had a blow job at speed lol


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 Post subject: Re: Blow out at speed
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Location: He doesn't live in "The You-Kay"; he lives in GREAT BRITAIN!
I had a shraeder valve stem ripped out, probably by tyre creep, on a fairly steep road section near Malham, instead of a normal puncture noise it sounded like a Catherine wheel. Don't know the speed and no harm done but now I always try and use talcum powder inside the tyre carcus and fit shraeder valves with a screw down valve rim ring, like they have on Presta valves. I think Schwalbe make them.


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 Post subject: Re: Blow out at speed
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:30 pm 
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not that old. Black wall Smoke on my WCF


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 Post subject: Re: Blow out at speed
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:39 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
....have had a blow job at speed lol



at or on?

nine barrow down Is one place I would not like to come off :shock: I normaly hold back on that one as I ride alown and without a helmet but its one of those that dictates the speed


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 Post subject: Re: Blow out at speed
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:46 pm 
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I was flat out Luke, going for the Strava KOM on it. Adding up my times either side of the replacing tube, I would have made it :(


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 Post subject: Re: Blow out at speed
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Last Easter....42mph with a tailwind on the tandem and it starts going fsst...fssst...fssst fast. I just started praying the tire would stay on the rim and not come off and grab the u-brake pad...all turned out well.


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