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My mate is punctured jinxed ...

colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
edited March 2010 in MTB general
I've lost count the times he has punctured his tyres even after just repairing them ... like the other week he repaired one day and the following again another Puncture .. lol

8 times and counting ... he seems to think it's his Schwable [ sp] tyres that ain't holding up but that's open for debate I just keep telling him open yer eyes . on where your cycling ..


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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    Tubeless!


    What kind of punctures is he getting? He could put some tubeless sealent inside a tube, so that thorn type punctures seal on-the-go.
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  • M6TTFM6TTF Posts: 602
    I was the same until I ditched the tubes - I remember stopping to fix one and then getting another within 1 minute of setting off!

    tubeless rocks
  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    same here, I really struggled with pinchflats. One a day is for girls, I used to pinch both wheels at once!

    tubeless (I ghettoed my 5.1s) worked like a dream for me, 1 1/2 years later no flats ... although I changed the rear tyre at the weekend and I have some nice dents in the rim
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  • Does he check the tyre for thorns etc. after the first puncture before putting a new tube back in?
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  • Is it a racing ralph? I used to get pinch flats all the time with a rr now nobby nic up back and no problems at all. Maybe hes just riding too low a pressure.
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    M6TTF wrote:
    I was the same until I ditched the tubes - I remember stopping to fix one and then getting another within 1 minute of setting off!

    tubeless rocks

    As M&C suggests, that sounds like he forgot to check the tyre/rim for the cause of the first puncture.
  • Also i found the nobby nics to be a lot weedy they had no grip and punctured like a git when i had them, binned the tyres after 3 rides :( expensive mistake i found
  • What's a puncture? :?

    I've forgotten since converting to tubeless, whilst I was out today some farmer was keeping his hedges tidy with a big mower, scattering censored all over the road. He was gesturing for me to give the debris a wide birth, but instead I smugly rode through the thornfield.

    I really don't know why I didn't convert sooner.

    Your mate either needs to check carefully when repairing punctures or go tubeless. Even before running tubeless I didnt find Schwalbe tyres any more puncture prone than others. It's sods law.
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  • M6TTFM6TTF Posts: 602
    M6TTF wrote:
    I was the same until I ditched the tubes - I remember stopping to fix one and then getting another within 1 minute of setting off!

    tubeless rocks

    if you're referring to my experience then no, they were pinch flats - I almost never got a flat that wasn't a pinch flat which was the reason I tried ghettoing my rims into tubeless

    As M&C suggests, that sounds like he forgot to check the tyre/rim for the cause of the first puncture.
  • always use tubes with green slime in now. Great if you're riding lanes or tracks with hedges.

    Particularly blackthorn, which is evil stuff. :evil:
  • blackthorn is not evil! blackthorn makes sloes...sloe gin...mmm.... TUBELESS!!!
  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    Try one of the strips you can put in the tyre. Halfords sell slime ones. Do not confuse this with rim strip. They are completely different.

    Also try different tubes if you don't want to go tubeless. I can't be bothered because I change my tyres a lot (street and mtb ones on one set of wheels). Was always puncturing on my old spesh ones but now I use continental ones and hae only puncture once in the past 8 months and that was a MASSIVE thorn :roll:
  • nikstar1nikstar1 Posts: 103
    I wouldn't see any reason not to go tubeless!!

    Punchtures are a nightmare and no matter how careful you are, you just cannot avoid getting them. I would strongly suggest going tubeless and I honestly have never looked back!
  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    nikstar1 wrote:
    I wouldn't see any reason not to go tubeless!!

    Punchtures are a nightmare and no matter how careful you are, you just cannot avoid getting them. I would strongly suggest going tubeless and I honestly have never looked back!

    I can give you several reasons:

    cost, can't change tyres so often unless you get ust tyres but they are more expensive (oh wait thats another one), not as easy to fix a puncture when you get one.

    The only punctures tubless can stop are pinch flats. Yes they can stop thorns if you have sealant in them but so will a good sealant in an inner tube
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