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  1. #16
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    Sep 2004
    Albuquerque, NM

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    Goathead Country here: I use Kevlar Tires with slimed tubes. Sorry I don't remember the brand but just ask for Kevlar tires - they'll know. 700x23 front, 700x25 back
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming: "Yeah Baby! What a Ride!"

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Christchurch, NZ
    I checked and my tyres and Schwalbe stelvio plus

    Did you get a ride in today before the Nor Wester came up - wasn't it just the most gorgous morning

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Off eating cake.
    Nah - I was up in Welly this weekend. Had a lovely time, but it seems like I missed a cracker weekend weather-wise back home.

    Quote Originally Posted by spokewench View Post
    I know you know what you are doing but did you pump up your tires before each ride to 110 or so? Road tires tend to lose air a lot quicker sitting around than mountain bike tires so you need to pump every time you ride and that should help with some of the problem.
    Absolutlely - my favourite bit of road involves cattle stops that would be pinch-flat mania if there wasn't enough air in the tyres. That's not the problem though! The problem seems to be that the rubber is too soft and picks up all kinds of tiny stones and bits of glass that are far too small to feel as you are riding (I do check 'em over before I go out, too). Little blighters then do their thing, working their way through the tyre as you roll along and eventually puncturing the poor, defenceless tube. Do agree with you in that I don't really want the weight trade-off of something quite as dedicated as the armadillos and such. I'm heading out on a shop ride on Thursday, so I'll go in early and see what they've got in stock.
    Drink coffee and do stupid things faster with more energy.

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    foothills of the Ozarks aka Tornado Alley
    Have you considered using Slime tire liners? It will keep your tire puncture proof without adding weight that could slow you down.

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Riding my Luna & Rivendell in the Hudson Valley, NY
    I use Kevlar-lined tires and I ride REALLY rough gravel roads frequently, no problem. 700x28.
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