Seem to be a lot of punctures yesterday in Frankfurt, given the super smooth roads, what is causing this? Just speculating, however, it was hot, and the black tarmac would have been even hotter, if people were pumping up to 110 psi first thing in the morning, I think that by the end of the ride, the pressure could be in excess of 125psi, this combined the the tyres being softer due to heat could have resulted in more punctures
I think that the commentators said that Patrick Lange and Kimberly Morrison were using a tubeless tyres, and neither knew how to fix them, if tubeless punctures badly and won’t re-seal is it worse than a regular clincher?
That’s what I would have thought, tubeless can sometimes be a pain to get off the rim and remount, but wouldnt expect it to be such a big deal, Lange took ages to put a tube in, would expect a pro to change a tube in a couple of minutes
That’s what I don’t buy - he totally knows how to fix a flat, but just put the show on for the cameraman and let Frodo and Sebi go up the road as he had a massive case of CBA and wanted a better suntan from being outside longer.
That was Kimberly Morrison, she was using a valve extender where the nipple thingy is inside the extender and not visible… I once tried to apply pitstop to one of these and it doesn’t work, just sprays all over the place, I think that it only works where the valve body is visible at the top of the extender, so when you press the can of Pitstop on, it depresses the valve.
And not. It is on every forum about tubs Vs clinchers and how to fix a tub flat.
Why am I talking tubs? Well, if you use the naff tubs (without removable cores) then you need to use the naff extenders (that just screw over the valve core) and then PitStop (or cheapo stuff from Decathlon) does not work!
I have never not had PitStop work…apart from the time I snapped the valve off, but it was very hot and I was very flustered and rushing to get somewhere…
…oh, wait, hang on…isn’t that the same situation she found herself in