Rusty..

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by Safehaven, May 29, 2010.

  1. Safehaven

    Safehaven Active Member

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    I just got nailed last week, we went for a benefit ride and after about 50 km the group stopped for a drink. 15 minutes later when I got back on the bike I noticed that it was difficult to move.. kicked the kickstand back out and sure, there was a 4 inch rusty nail straight through my tire!

    Deflation must have been very gradual, or it must have just happened before we stopped, either way I am glad nothing happened. I figure I had at least 5000 km left on these wheels, it's a shame..

    The repair guy said it could be fixed by changing the inner tube and leave the outer tire on since the carcass wasn't damaged, but I figure it just isn't worth the risk..

    On the upside, bye bye dunlop and hello Metzlers!
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    It is rather strange that you picked up a nail "NOW"...usually it is proportional to how new the tire is...the newer the tire, the more likely you will get "nailed". You will like the Metzlers...! BTW, I love your "moving" avatar...LOL
     
  3. Safehaven

    Safehaven Active Member

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    Thanks :) I came across a gif one day of a guy riding a hog and thought it to be very appropriate ;)
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about your flat...turns a nice outing into frustration. You probably don't have any "Wal Mart" stores in Belgium, but can probably order one of these small compressor kits on-line (denniskirk.com). Adds a little insurance for future flats...Cheers!
     

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  5. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Having a small compressor and plugging kit on board, is a life saver when trouble strikes.
     
  6. Safehaven

    Safehaven Active Member

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    Thanks for the tip, I've bought myself a mini compressor set from airman and an 16oz bottle of slime :)

    Bring on the nails!