Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Question of Flats

What is it with the idiots that throw bottles out on the street. If they only new the damage and potential danger they cause! A cyclist trying to avoid broken glass may inadvertently swerve wide then get tagged by a passing car. People walking their pets take a chance that their pet gets severely cut. The damage it does to cars and bicycle tires is obvious! All this because someone's to lazy to toss it in a trash can! Lately my ride into work has been a maze to avoid broken glass. Changing a tube is not the only problem , but also the risk of arriving late to work. So I've decided to experiment. I'm going to try some different tires and sealants. I will keep everyone posted on my finds.


Terrence said...

You can cut the wire bead off of an old tire and stuff it into the new tire. It doubles the thickness so flats are fewer and far between. It really comes in handy for tricks and skids. It is a little bit of a pain to get it on the rim but definitely works.

clintpatty said...

never had a glass flat from Specialized Armadillos, only 1 flat from a small piece of metal on 3 sets of tires, and they sent a free tube