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Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rod Jul 29, 2012. 18 Replies

Rant post -Wednesday, riding home from work in the rain and into a strong headwind... geeez this feels nice and hard all of a sudden.... A lovely tek screw sticking out of my front tyre sidewall...…Continue

How much would you pay to support your LBS?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don (Who's lost?) Nairn Jul 6, 2012. 27 Replies

I had an interesting experience when a quote came across my desk for a damaged bike from a well known SA bike shop, and the cost on the Ultegra (non Di2) shifters was a hefty $699 (plus labour)I paid…Continue

Should I worry? (carbon dent)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank May 1, 2012. 8 Replies

After my stupid curb stack yesterday, I checked over the frame on the way out from the bike locker at work and found this (attached).Strangely, its the opposite side of the bike than the side I went…Continue

Grange Road bike lane - Again....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Young Apr 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Hey guys (and gals).Have been noticing after a week off work that the Grange Road bike path heading west is littered with broken glass.From about South Road to Crittenden Road it is semi-regular and…Continue

 

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Mike Andy replied to Brett's discussion Lance has admitted to performance drugs
"Not trolling and a genuine question here - I'm curious. Looking at the GC results over the last 13 years, it appears that the time gaps between the top 10 riders havent varied that much over the Lance era, and beyond. (i.e. rarely is there more…"
Jan 16, 2013
Mike Andy replied to Muddies's discussion Muddies. Broken, battered and bruised.
"Good luck with that - although councils sometimes will play nice, they are legally protected via Civil Liability Act 1936 section 42. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_act/cla1936161/s42.html"
Dec 30, 2012
Mike Andy replied to Brett G-R's discussion SADDLES
"as a plus size rider, the first 'normal' saddle I had damaged the nerve and left me with no sensation for about 4 weeks "down there" Needless to say I didn't ride again until I found a suitable saddle. I ordered one of the…"
Sep 10, 2012
Mike Andy replied to Darren B's discussion Deals on Conti GP4000s??
"I might be too late, but using the TDf codes on PBK I managed to grab 2 GP4000S and 2 gatorskins for $161 delivered. Was pretty happy with that."
Aug 21, 2012
Mike Andy replied to colin ware-lane's discussion garmin 500 with cadence and premium hrm
"Just on this - I have a Polar premium heart rate strap from my old bike computer, and surprisingly the Garmin HRM clips into this perfectly and works like a charm. for the first time in months I now have HR readings again!!!"
Aug 4, 2012
Rod replied to Mike Andy's discussion Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!
"Don't despair!! The exact same thing happen to me about a month back. Front tyre (so badly cut I had to replace it, it was 2 weeks old!), then 2 rear flats, all in the space of a week. It was costing me a small fortune!! I too told the fairy to…"
Jul 29, 2012
Torsten Bunge replied to Mike Andy's discussion Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!
"Primed for a big ride this morning, planned on Lofty then on to Lobethal and back through Montacute. Puncture fairy struck twice in Crafers, in the end didn't even make the summit - DOH!!!!! After the second one thought it was best to ride home…"
Jul 29, 2012
Don Murray replied to Mike Andy's discussion Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!
"Dont ditch the 4000's. Deflate them and pick out all the glass with a safety pin. I check mine about every 4-5 rides. Its easy and takes about 2-3 mins."
Jul 28, 2012
Clive Palfrey replied to Mike Andy's discussion Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!
"So why are you replacing punctured tubes at any price, thats ridiculous."
Jul 28, 2012
Andrew K replied to Mike Andy's discussion Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!
"This is what happens when the bicycle tyre market is driven by preferences for low weight and low rolling resistance rather than puncture resistance..."
Jul 28, 2012
Mike Andy replied to Mike Andy's discussion Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!
"Well I just went on PBK and bless that the TOUR25 (25%) still works. Ordered some gaterskins and some GP4000S for summer (twinpacks). $163 for both - not bad."
Jul 28, 2012
Mike Andy replied to colin ware-lane's discussion garmin 500 with cadence and premium hrm
"Yeah - not blaming BE for that - just not that great for me... I'm one of these techno-riders where if I cant graph and stat my ride, I may as well not even bother getting dressed up :)"
Jul 28, 2012
rossmg replied to Mike Andy's discussion Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!
"That's 3 in a row - you'll be safe for ages now ;-p"
Jul 28, 2012
heather replied to Mike Andy's discussion Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!
"Phil, Transport, DPTI, are responsible for bicycle lanes on arterial roads like Marion Road. Contact Traffic Hazards, Transport, by email DPTI.EnquiriesAdministrator@sa.gov.au If an urgent hazard (includes broken glass), phone 1800 018 313 (24-hr)."
Jul 28, 2012
Rider B replied to Mike Andy's discussion Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!
"I use gp4000's in good weather no probs but have a commuter set up with conti gatorskins, really like them as they roll and grip pretty good and have excellent puncture protection"
Jul 28, 2012
Phil Crick replied to Mike Andy's discussion Argh - piss off puncture fairy!!!
"I've got both, Conti GP4000S on the roadie and Vittoria Randoneurs on the urban/commuter thing and I stay relatively puncture free. The randoneurs have survived a couple of weeks of Marion Rd in this crappy weather which tends to wash up all…"
Jul 28, 2012

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What bikes do you ride?
2012 Fuji SST1.0
2010 Merida Crossway TFS400D
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute

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