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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:34 pm 
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.... fixing a puncture in my front tube as it is covered in mud :(

happened yesterday, a weird one as the tyre went soft but I was still able to cycle home, but did have to pump it up twice. I could see bubbles near a cut in the tyre as I pumped it up.

.... laters ..... :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:57 pm 
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er, wash it first....... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:01 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
.... fixing a puncture in my front tube as it is covered in mud :(

happened yesterday, a weird one as the tyre went soft but I was still able to cycle home, but did have to pump it up twice. I could see bubbles near a cut in the tyre as I pumped it up.

.... laters ..... :wink:


just buy a new bike :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:47 am 
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remove the problem by going tubeless?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:49 am 
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grumpycommuter wrote:
02gf74 wrote:
.... fixing a puncture in my front tube as it is covered in mud :(

happened yesterday, a weird one as the tyre went soft but I was still able to cycle home, but did have to pump it up twice. I could see bubbles near a cut in the tyre as I pumped it up.

.... laters ..... :wink:


just buy a new bike :)


.... actaully I have, from Wiggle..... over 1 month on still have not received it :twisted:

.... but when I came to fix it, tyre was more or less free of any mud, a quick swipe with a brush over the rim and was good to go.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:52 pm 
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stevec1975 wrote:
remove the problem by going tubeless?


I've heard some "interesting" stories on the cyclocross scene from riders who've had Stan's and similar tubeless set-ups fail when blow-outs occur or tyres get unseated from the rim at low pressure....the gist of it could be summarised as "a loud bang and sealant everywhere" in one case.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:29 pm 
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Tubeless does not mean no more punctures, it just means ,hopefully, considerably less punctures. Its a braver man than me to make claim that an air filled tube is impervious to puncture :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:36 pm 
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I think if the distinction is appreciated between "puncture" and "catastrophic and instantaneous failure" then it could be fairly confidently referred to as "virtually puncture proof" :wink:



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:16 pm 
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My son decided that tubes were old and that tubeless was the only way to go.

It now takes two of us, a track pump and a reasonable amount of ingenuity to pump the tyres up after a change.

I'll stick with old thanks.


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