- TODAY’S POLL When did you last get a proper puncture?
About 10 days ago. Touring from Luxembourg to Calais on a tandem. Felt very hard to pedal for about an hour then did a fast corner and the back end kind of drifted weirdly and we nearly crashed as my stoker panic leaned. Slow puncture with no idea of the cause but was a tiny pinprick hole! Took an hour to fix as hard to fully unload and re-load all the panniers and kit to make the bike lift-able!Posted 2 months agoCougarSubscriber
Two weeks after I got a brand new lease car and said “no thanks” to the extra tyre cover.
I took it to Kwik Fit, they said “it’s on VW finance, you need to go to National.” I explained that VW wasn’t paying for it, I was, they said “oh, OK then.” Went back later to collect it, got given the keys and was like “umm… don’t you want any money?” They said, “it’s a lease vehicle isn’t it?” I replied “yes, but I’m not covered for tyre damage,” they said “oh… well… it looks like it’s your lucky day then sir, see you later.” Which was nice.
If you mean on the bike, you’re in the wrong forum.Posted 2 months agobig_scot_nannySubscriber
Sliced a massive, irreparable hole (like 1.5″ in a Y shape) right in the middle of my rear tire heading down towards Morzine.
Of course it had been so long since I’d had a puncture that my Park Tools tire boot had lost all stickiness, my emergency glue had dried out, and the tube I put in already had a massive patch on it that failed after about another km.
When tubeless goes wrong, it really goes wrong!Posted 2 months agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Mountain biking not had one in beards – reasonably sure I’ve ever had one on my main mountain bike (anthem) and that is 4 or 5 years old.Posted 2 months ago
Get a few on the road commuting – last month most recent. They seal but the tyre can’t hold high pressure any more so need to patch them when I can be arsed to do so.whitestoneMember
Had three snakebites on the road bike weekend before last, two of them at the same time on the same tyre. Then had a tyre wobble on Saturday and thirty seconds later the tube blew.
On the mountain bikes – they’re tubeless, the only incidents have been a dinged rim about fifteen months ago and one nail hole requiring an anchovy about three years ago have been the sum total.Posted 2 months agopotheadMember
Last Saturday afternoon while practicing stage 6 of the Naughty Northumbrian. Thumbnail sized hole in rear tyre near the top of the hill, thought it had sealed but was completely flat in about 2 seconds. It wasn’t even worth trying 2 put a tube in but managed to roll down without damaging the rim and the marshals arranged for a 4×4 to get me back to the campsite (around 3 miles away)Posted 2 months agotwistedpencilSubscriber
Mega Affinity just after the wooden bridge after the glacier. Heard the dreaded hissss from the damage rear wheel.
Damaged the rear wheel in qualification the day before which was my first puncture in over a year, the time before that practising for Mega 18.
Prior to that no punctures in 6years…Posted 2 months agogringoMember
Yesterday, annoyingly slashed the tread and sidewall of a 3 ride old Maxxis Aggressor. Lost pretty much all of the sealent so it wouldn’t seal up and my tubeless repair kit rubber glue had all dried up. It was only the day before when i found the kit in my tool roll that i thought to myself that I hadn’t used it for years…2 mile walk home for me.Posted 2 months agophiljuniorMember
MTB I reckon I get about 1/year, riding to work along drunkenly glass strewn paths, loads.
Got one on Tuesday which looked like the tyre had got a fairly big cut all the way through and the tube had had an aneurysm through it. New tyre time, though gaffa tape is holding for now.Posted 2 months agoEdukatorMember
MTB: two years ago. I’ve had a 3 puctures that have required putting a tube in to get home since going tubeless in 2004/5. I’ve had to reinflate half a dozen times.
Road: Madame two weeks ago. The spare tub wouldn’t stick so she hitched home; riding home on the flat tub or a poorly glued tub wasn’t an option as she was near the top of the Col de Soudet. I’ve recently gone tubeless on one roadie, so far so good.
Touring: six years ago.
Car: 1996.Posted 2 months agochestercopperpotMember
A contributory factor has got to be that people are running/bikes specced with thicker carcass tyres actually suited to mountain biking and not trying to get away with lightweight paper thin shitters. Which many brands used to pimp as premium products and spec on bikes so the headline weights were lower!
I remember a while back, before the Enduro moniker was attached to everything, I could buy thicker carcuss tyres for peanuts. They were often sold as “training tyres” sort of ugly sisters in the range, how times have changed!
No more do we have riders coming on to the forum up in arms about how their, 120 tpi single ply toilet paper tyres, puncture all the **** time when there’s a whiff of rock in the air!Posted 2 months ago
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