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If the hole is small you can continue to use the tire. Leaving the debris in caused you other flats. This can happen on the best tire. Sticking a patch was a good move, but generally you should stick them to the inside of the tire so that it's between the casing and the tube. If you leave it outside it's going to rub off. This isn't mandatory, but it could ...


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I suspect that in spite of cleaning, there are still some sharp leftovers in the puncture site. You can try to get them out. Since you have glued the puncture spot, that might turn out to be quite difficult if not impossible. Personally, I would call it quits after 5-6 punctures, and get myself a new tire.


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If I understand correctly, you continued to get punctures until you found the embedded object which you dug out with a knife and tweezers. I have been in a similar situation many times and I suggest you try again. Punctures 1-4 where likely caused by the same object, which you hopefully removed this last time. Does the tire have a small weakness at that ...


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There are more variables that you are missing. Rim width is also a factor as well as the tire "setup" itself (tubeless or tubed). So all the variables you would be looking at are tire width and size, rim width, tire pressure and wheel setup (tubeless or tubed). For any or the data to be meaningful, you'd need all of that data. Generally you will get the ...


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I found this image on "the web." It doesn't give a comprehensive answer to your contact patch comparison request, but it gives a pretty clear idea of the difference.


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Painted lines aren't always the biggest problem in the wet. The part of the road the cars drive over the most will be all shiny and smooth and filled with smeared otu rubber. These areas will have the least grip in the wet. If you can ride on the rough looking bit you will have a little more grip. Obviously it's a no brainer to avoid man hole covers and ...


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I ride daily on whatever tyres are fitted to my bike. Rather than worrying whether it's a slick or not your should worry how hard the tyre is especially in the wet. A knackered old (age wise not wear wise) tyre that hasn't been used for ages will be rock had and won't work well in the wet. Some tyres are just a lot softer rubber than others when new. ...


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Note that riding in the wet is generally more risky than riding in the dry since things are indeed slipperier than in the dry. Relatively innocuous things in the dry become hazardous in the wet regardless of your tire type (such as wet leaves). Wet also is accompanied by oil in many cases on the road, especially if rain hasn't washed the oil from the cars ...


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Slicks are unsafe period. Urban environments throw up too many variables, manhole covers, white lines (made from small beads of glass for Pete's sake) copper commemoration plaques, drains, silky smooth concrete ramps/flats that a ground worker has forgotten to etch into and of course tarmac itself. The list probably goes on because it doesn't even have to ...


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I'm switching to the Schwalbe marathon pro. I've got a tricycle, with the cargo hold in the front rather than the back. I take 200 pounds of music gear out and play regularly. Getting a flat would be crucial. The back tire isn't quite as important, since there's no weight when I'm not sitting on it, so the trike could still be walked home easily as long as ...


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Clearance is clearance. It will work fine until your wheel goes out of true, or you ride in conditions that produce 2mm of extra width on your tire (mud, snow, etc). Or alternately some combination of the two. Depending on your frame material (I am too lazy to look yours up, but I'll assume steel) it will probably rub on almost every ride at some point ...


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Yes - take off the tire and the tubeless valve, clean up the rim, put on some new rim tape and then install a tube + tire. If you're running tubeless and you have a failure, you can always just pop a tube in and continue your ride. And tubeless has its advantages (lower pressures since you can avoid pinch flats), so you may want to embrace it.



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