Exploding tyres...

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[XAP]Bob
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Exploding tyres...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 31 Aug 2020, 9:18pm

At 23ish mph on an upwrong would be a little disconcerting. It wasn’t until after I looked round (a moment later) that I felt the back end go all squirrely and stopped...
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Re: Exploding tyres...

Postby hercule » 1 Sep 2020, 5:24pm

I’ve had a front tyre blow out at 40mph on my Trice. No drama, no fuss.. I was able to slow down and pull in at the side of the road safely. I was a bit worried at what the rim might look like but it was OK. I managed to continue after a tube change and using a Snickers bar wrapper as a tyre boot!

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Re: Exploding tyres...

Postby Jdsk » 1 Sep 2020, 5:27pm

Because Marathons weren't available?

: - )

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Re: Exploding tyres...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 1 Sep 2020, 5:36pm

I've had a front blowout at 30+ as well, but it was a hell of a bang, I don't remember the front being so loud...
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Re: Exploding tyres...

Postby hercule » 1 Sep 2020, 9:39pm

Jdsk wrote:Because Marathons weren't available?

: - )

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Re: Exploding tyres...

Postby Trikeyohreilly » 6 Sep 2020, 1:30am

Bike tyres explode also?

I've seen enough spent (usually with skid marks on the road) when I'm forced to travel on a motorway. Thought the pressures, speed, and tolerance of the rubber ment we didn't have to worry about it.....?

Happen often?

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Re: Exploding tyres...

Postby Trikeyohreilly » 6 Sep 2020, 1:37am

I realise I've been a bit silly there regarding pressure.

I put less in the wife's car and a rear (large) JCB used to take only about 14 PSI.

Still, I thought bike tyres were almost immune to blow outs.

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Re: Exploding tyres...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 6 Sep 2020, 1:09pm

Trikeyohreilly wrote:I realise I've been a bit silly there regarding pressure.

I put less in the wife's car and a rear (large) JCB used to take only about 14 PSI.

Still, I thought bike tyres were almost immune to blow outs.


Doesn't help that a cable was rubbing the sidewall - which eventually failed, leading to the inner blowing through.

They're really not immune to blowouts though - tandems have hub drag brakes for very good reasons.
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Re: Exploding tyres...

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 6 Sep 2020, 1:17pm

Hi,
Turbo only with non suitable road tyres twice :mrgreen:
No other at all.
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Re: Exploding tyres...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 6 Sep 2020, 1:28pm

Front wheel I must have hit something, I was going pretty fast downhill, start of an audax...
Complete loss of pressure, but the rotational speed kept the tyre in some shape. Stopped safely with the other front wheel and changed it out.

Rear wheel was side abrasion :(
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.