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Sods law !!!!

BasonjourneBasonjourne Posts: 9
edited April 2016 in Road general
Why when I go for a ride do I always find the solitary flint in an otherwise clear road ???
This seems to happen even more often if my tyres are new :cry:

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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,773
    Are you sure it wasn't already in your tyre froma previous ride?

    It's well worth doing regularly inspections, deflate then rotate the wheel and check every cut and hole, only takes a few minutes and could save you another spoiled ride.
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  • rower63rower63 Posts: 1,991
    itboffin wrote:
    Are you sure it wasn't already in your tyre froma previous ride?
    It's well worth doing regularly inspections, deflate then rotate the wheel and check every cut and hole, only takes a few minutes and could save you another spoiled ride.
    this ^

    even if you don't deflate, a regular inspection is worth it. I do it every evening before my commute home, ie every 40 miles. I carry a tiny penknife with me to poke every hole and tease out any bad boys I find.

    long version: my extended thoughts on this topic here
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