Rode on a new pair of Panaracer Fire XC Pros at Newnham on Sunday - two rear punctures (pinch flats) within my first half hour
I can report that the very soft and flexible sidewalls (nice for changing tubes without levers) = very sensitive to air pressure. Once I had them down to 35lbs to save on more innertubes (and mental anguish), I was then getting some real tankslappers downhill!
Also rode on some 10 year old Specialized Ground Controls recently for the sheer retro hell - one hot and rocky downhill later I was down to the carcass and tube
Deduction - The fresher the rubber, the safer I'll be in future. Rertrorubber is for B.O.T.W photosessions only
or as Confucius might have said, "old rubber works worse than old rider"
STATUS: PENDING - 1995 Fat Chance Buck Shaver : 1997 Ballistic '917' : 1997 Ibis Alibi : 1988 Overbury's Pioneer : 1995 Specialised M2 : 1991 Nishiki Alien SP : 1997 ProFlex 857 : 1992 Mantis ProFloater : 1991 Kona Explosive : 1989 MS Racing CR1 : 1990 Marin Team Titanium : 1991 SCOTT Super Evo Pro : 1984 Bob Jackson ATB : 1993 Orange Vit T2 :