Author Topic: Talking about road tubeless  (Read 1160 times)


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Re: Talking about road tubeless
« on: July 13, 2012, 06:28:12 am »
Yesterday, for the first time in close to two seasons, I had a flat tire on the road. Last season, I changed to Continental Gatorskin tires and, obviously, find them great at puncture resistance. This flat was caused by a very slow leak in a repaired tube and not the result of a puncture. The roads I ride are very flat and straight, so, road performance is not high on my "want" list. In a couple of minutes, a tube tire repair is effected, no big deal.

Of interest where I ride along the coastline, the seagulls learn to drop mollusk shells on the roads to crack them open. After a few days of baking in the sun, the shells can produce some razor sharp edges capable of puncturing tire sidewalls.

What happens when a tubeless tire goes flat during a ride?