Tempting fate

25 07 2011

I spent quite a bit of time talking up how bullet proof Conti Gator Hardshells were today. I’ve done hundreds, if not a thousand k’s on that tyre and haven’t had a flat. Right up until this morning. I don’t know what it was but it went through the tyre twice and and made quite a mess. There is a small amount of herniation but at the moment, it is holding up so i’ll keep riding it and see what happens. Me and my big mouth…

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26 07 2011
tosser

do you want to borrow my tyres? 😉

28 07 2011
Johno

Bullet proofing can’t be done.
However you can cut a tube in half and cut out the valve i.e. a circular band. You put this in between the tube and the tire. Easiest method is to put on the “outside” of the partly inflated tube as you are putting the new tube in the tire. Because the band will try to shape itself back into a tube it can grab the inflated tube.
I’ve found it works pretty well. Not great against nails etc – but what is?

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