Puncture prevention - er, not quite!

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Richard Goodman, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Well after extolling the virtues of kevlar tyre liners for
    puncture prevention, I got my first puncture since they were
    put in years ago yesterday. And it was caused by... the
    kevlar belt! A nice little semi-circular cut across the tube
    matching the profile of the belt end. Oh well, not doubt you
    doubting Thomases will draw some satisfaction from that, but
    I still think there's been a significant net benefit by
    having it in, so I'm not that unhappy. So there! Besides,
    I've been running the tyre at a lower pressure than normal
    for the last two or three weeks for a softer ride, due to a
    shoulder injury, so that might have had something to do with
    it. Anyway, it's certainly going back in, with the added
    benefit of a thicker layer of rubber (the patch) under
    the end now!