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While we don't do product reviews, note that puncture resistant doesn't mean puncture proof -- with any air based system, you're going to run the risk of cutting the tire and tube and getting a flat. Some tires are better than others in terms of puncture protection, using things like kevlar belts. The tires you bought trade off for some more the weight and ...


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If this helps at all, I used a set of Marathon Plus tires on a cross-Canada tour last year (8200km), plus a bunch of commutting, totaling about 11,000km. I did not get any flats at any point, but by the end of that distance, the rear tire was pretty bald and I decided to stop using it. Here's a picture of the tires around 10,000km, front tire on the left ...


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I replace mine when I start getting punctures. That's normally some time after I have a strip of blue all the way round, and before there's more than just odd spots of black showing through the blue. I've done that with several of them, and it seems to be pretty consistent. But as Steve says, four or five years might also be a good time to replace them, but ...


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In my experience, tires should be replaced after 4-5 years, regardless of # of miles/KM. The rubber dries out, cracks, and it is easier for debris to puncture old rubber.


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The tyre slime is particularly good at sealing pin-prick holes... I bought a new ride on mower, and within half an hour got a puncture on the front 2 ply tyre.... I then installed the supplied Goo, and it sealed the leak. After 3 years of cutting grass (next to Hawthorn Hedges) the front tyres finally needed some air, so I took them off to find the new ...


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I did some weighing today Pressed-steel one-size spanners 91g 102g 76g Open-ended and closed 9/16" ring spanner 97g Open-ended and ratcheting 9/16" ring spanner 110g 6" adjustable spanner 131g 8" adjustable spanner 207g 12" adjustable persuader of doom 400-420g (too heavy for scales!) I don't have a bone spanner here to test but I'd expect around 60 ...


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Option 1 - Nothing Many fixed gear riders are short distance, and tend to be close to home. The creed is to remove superfluous things from the bike making it lighter and simpler. Why carry tools at all? All you need is a cellphone, or some way to pay for taxi. Some tyres have a phenomenal puncture resistance, so this makes punctures less likely, at the ...



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