First visitation of the year

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First visitation of the year

Postby Si » 30 Oct 2012, 1:27pm

First visitation of the year by you know who today, on the touring bike (the others have had their normal fair share and done fewer miles).

In fact first ever visitation with these M+s...probably about 2.5 years old and used on many terrains.

Nice little microlith in the back, which is surprising as the geology around here doesn't lend itself to such things.

Made two things spring to mind
- just how nice it is with M+s and how much better they make my riding
- even if you don't have a visitation for years it's worth undoing the QRs now and then to make sure that they haven't seized almost solid :oops: :roll:

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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby Ellieb » 30 Oct 2012, 3:54pm

9 this year...so far :(

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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby kwackers » 30 Oct 2012, 3:58pm

None this year, or last, or the year before, or before that etc etc.

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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby Si » 30 Oct 2012, 4:08pm

Ellieb wrote:9 this year...so far :(


Should have gone to Schwable!

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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby NUKe » 30 Oct 2012, 5:32pm

Been a bad year for me, 2 fairly new tyres completly ruined by flint cuts. followed by a conti ultra race which I threw away after 800 miles because it kept puncturing I lost count on that one. Even managed to puncture a swalbe Durano + that was just unlucky a long thin shard of flint
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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby fausto copy » 30 Oct 2012, 7:04pm

I assume that all these punctures from flints are from riding over broken disposable cigarette lighters I often see in the road.

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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby [XAP]Bob » 30 Oct 2012, 8:06pm

I can't recall whether or not I've been visited this year.

Also worth checking the glue in your fairy repellent kit.
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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby Si » 31 Oct 2012, 8:32am

[XAP]Bob wrote:I can't recall whether or not I've been visited this year.

Also worth checking the glue in your fairy repellent kit.


Especially if from Wilko....no fun to open a brand new tube to find it totally devoid of glue!

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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby Gearoidmuar » 31 Oct 2012, 9:45am

Well, where I live it ain't flints. I've had one puncture this year from a flint. All the rest were glass..usually tiny pieces.
How many this year? At least 10.

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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby Audax67 » 31 Oct 2012, 9:59am

May all cycle-path microliths be instantly transferred to the gall-bladders of the local authorities responsible for maintaining them.
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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby Tonyf33 » 31 Oct 2012, 1:14pm

1 this year, miscrient wasn't present and it only went down overnight. Went through absolutely loads of debris on Saturday on a visit to Beverley including a 10 foot down the back of some allotments that was strewn with allsorts. Gatorskins tend to be my preferred tyre though certainly a 7mm long wafer thin piece of flint went through virtually upright into a new one a few years back, shame I was 20 odd miles away from home and no tube/pump etc. (got a lift off white van man..lol)

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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby ersakus » 31 Oct 2012, 1:41pm

I used M+ for a year. The biggest problem was the difficulty in removing the tyre. Yes I had a puncture once during inflating to max recommended pressure! It was a tube failure and it was a panic morning as I had to get to work on time. This is when you realise how hard it is to change the tube with M+!

I use paselas now and although I had one P* in the last two years it is very easy to remove and fix a P*. Ride quality is obviously incomparably better on Paselas. It is much lighter as well. The difference is like night and day.

I found, for my type of riding 37mm Panaracer Paselas are the sweet spot.

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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby Quaker Mike » 31 Oct 2012, 3:51pm

Audax67 wrote:May all cycle-path microliths be instantly transferred to the gall-bladders of the local authorities responsible for maintaining them.


That's why I rarely use cycle-paths. The only visit this year was when I forgot why I didn't, and did, if you see what I mean :roll:

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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby pedalsheep » 31 Oct 2012, 10:26pm

Had my 11th visitation for the year today. :(
I normally only get 2 or 3 a year but all this rain just washes flints onto the road and into my tyres!
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Re: First visitation of the year

Postby sbesley » 1 Nov 2012, 12:30am

Around 4000 miles cycled so far this year.

2 fails with fairly worn Marathon tyres earlier in the year. A tiny sliver of metal found to be the cause of the second one, probably the first also as it occurred only 2 days prior.

1 with the Gatorskins I replaced them with for the summer. Fully loaded touring on a flinty track, I knew it was only a matter of time!

Now the roads are getting bad again (my commute is mainly rural and now rather muddy minor roads) perhaps it's time to fit some new Marathons.