Cycling - Bikes etc etc

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  1. mikesbytes

    mikesbytes ~(:-))-[Oo

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    I had the same problem and fixed it by using a piece of old tube between the tube and the end of the protectors
     
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  2. trek52

    trek52 The dark side....Triumph

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    I really like the gatorskins to train on, I find them to have plenty of grip and I dont ride in the rain. Some of the silica tyres have more grip but feck me i have never crashed from lack of grip in the dry on any tyre unless there is some other circumstance like oil, and one thing I back my self at is getting a pushie around a corner pretty quick.
    I also like the bontrager AC tyres, bit more or a race tyre but they are quick, grippy and dont puncture much.

    I have weird views on punctures, I am known in the bunch as someone that just doesnt get flats. With my fat arse I should get heaps, I honestly put it down to the fact that I hardly ever pump my tyres up, I prob ride at 70 -90 psi most of the time, not 120 like most people.
     
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  3. GrahamB

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    Ackshually, biggest improvement in puncture rate I ever had was buying a track pump with a pressure gauge. Turns out I never used to use high enough pressures... more like 70psi. It seemed that going higher helps spit things out the side rather trapping them and getting a puncture... dunno really, but it helped.

    So yeah, if you've just bought a bike, get a decent stay-at-home type pump (called a track pump). They're pretty cheap, one of mine is all plastic and works fine, you don't need the CNC-machined and anodised 7075 with titanium shaft and leather handles variety...
     
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  4. GrahamB

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    That would be a tube protector protector? :D
     
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  5. GrahamB

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    In fact they are really good for that. I have seriously pushed the front on them several times and not fallen down. On PR3's I wouldn't have been sliding at that speed, but they seem to have a narrower margin between gripping and falling down. I never have fallen while using PR3's either, so who knows...
    The real limit for cornering on a road bike seems to be staying relaxed. If I tense up at all (riding alongside someone through a corner for eg), things get kinda ragged.

    Did have fun last week when some wally on a CB1300 jammed it up the inside of me on a downhill corner, so I just stayed on his shoulder all the way around the outside :)
     
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  6. strika

    strika Track Junkie

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    Sorry, I thought someone had commented that the Gatorskins were spinning in the wet going up a hill? My bad. So, Gatorskins or the Schwalbes Antti mentioned are about the best from what you guys are saying yeah?
     
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    GrahamB Decaying member

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    Yeah, but it was a 12% hill... and I did get up it :)
     
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  8. strika

    strika Track Junkie

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    Sorry GB, I wasn't trying to be facetious. I genuinely couldn't remember who commented nor which tyre. I have been in a painkiller induced haze the last few days. :) :)
     
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  9. mikesbytes

    mikesbytes ~(:-))-[Oo

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    The gatorskins gripped fine in the dry, it was in the wet that I had problems
     
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  10. tarmac

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    Thanks for that I'm looking now. Interesting that they don't do shimano shoes. I though t everybody did.
     
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