Full year with no punctures.



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Alex Potter

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On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:03:58 +0000, Alan Braggins wrote in
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> In article <[email protected]>, Alex
> Potter wrote:
>
>>Why?

>
> Because ...


See my comments elsewhere in this thread.


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Alan Braggins

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In article <[email protected]vidual.net>, Pete Biggs wrote:
>Alex Potter wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 13:06:52 +0000, Pete Biggs wrote in
>> [email protected]:
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>>> While it still has some rubber left, a worn tyre isn't more likely to
>>> side than a new one on road.

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>> True, but, IMHO, more likely to puncture.

>
>I can't argue with that very much so I won't :)


In the specific case of a Marathon Plus with the thick SmartGuard
layer, it's going to make less difference than on a standard tyre.

And with back tyres being generally more prone to puncturing (greater
weight on them, chance of the front flicking up something to be point
upwards), it's not a strong argument for keeping the less worn tyre on
the front.
 
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Alex Potter

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On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 23:04:45 +0000, Alan Braggins wrote in
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> And with back tyres being generally more prone to puncturing (greater
> weight on them, chance of the front flicking up something to be point
> upwards), it's not a strong argument for keeping the less worn tyre on
> the front.


What I should have said was that the consequences of a flat front tyre
were potentially more serious than those resulting from a flat rear, and
that a new tyre would be more puncture resistant than a worn one. That's
my risk assessment, anyway.

Don't mind me, I'm a nitpicker.

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Roger Merriman

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Alan Braggins <[email protected]> wrote:

> In article <[email protected]>, Pete Biggs wrote:
> >Alex Potter wrote:
> >> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 13:06:52 +0000, Pete Biggs wrote in
> >> [email protected]:
> >>
> >>> While it still has some rubber left, a worn tyre isn't more likely to
> >>> side than a new one on road.

> > [slide]
> >
> >> True, but, IMHO, more likely to puncture.

> >
> >I can't argue with that very much so I won't :)

>
> In the specific case of a Marathon Plus with the thick SmartGuard
> layer, it's going to make less difference than on a standard tyre.
>

yes quite a noticeable lump under the tread when you swap the tires
around.

> And with back tyres being generally more prone to puncturing (greater
> weight on them, chance of the front flicking up something to be point
> upwards), it's not a strong argument for keeping the less worn tyre on
> the front.


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Roger Merriman

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Alan Braggins <[email protected]> wrote:

> In article <1i87aj4.1d40ihv1qgy0hqN%[email protected]>, Roger
>Merriman wrote:
> >Trevor A Panther <[email protected]> wrote:
> >> The trouble is, with riding on Marathon Plus, that I haven't had a
> >> puncture on my bike for 2 years -- and you lose the expertise of
> >> dealing with it easily! Really!

> >
> >the other problems with the marathon familly is they are sods to get on
> >and off the rim's

>
> I don't remember getting them on being a particular problem. Not having
> had a puncture since, I can't comment on getting them off. Having said
> that, no doubt I'll now have one soon.
> Actually I might have taken one off when I bought a hub dynamo built
> into a wheel, but I did buy a third tyre so the now spare wheel could be
> swapped in instantly, and can't remember now whether I just put the new
> tyre on the new front wheel, or swapped it for the more worn rear tyre.
> Which says something about how memorable the process was. Of course that
> was in a dry shed with lights, not by the roadside in rain and dark, like
> a typical puncture.


could well be the rim tire combo, though they are stiffer tires than
your normal road tires, i put some land cruisers on my potter about town
bike, and they are noticablly easyer to get on and off, and more
flexible tires, even for about the same weight.

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