I’ve only had a tube violently rupture on me a couple of times… and today was one of them.Continue reading Bad News Tubes: (MORE) Issues…
When wanting to prevent punctures, you have a couple options: upgrade to a thicker tire and/or tube, upgrade to a tire with Kevlar, install a puncture guard or add sealant to your tubes.Continue reading My Slime Experience
You’re twenty miles from home and you hear the dreaded “psst” while your tire quickly deflates. You have no spare tube. What do you do?Continue reading Do Skabs work?
The Michelin Protek Max tube had such a short, but great life…Continue reading Celebrating the life of a tube: Michelin Protek Max
The thought of trying to get the Pinnacle back up and going blew up in my face… literally.Continue reading Bell Tube Blues: Back to Square One on the Pinnacle
Since lugging the 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle road bike back to school, it’s been a battle with thumbtacks and flat tires. But there has been another problem I’ve been facing: having to ride the bike after dusk…Read more
With a vintage road bike, sometimes things don’t work as well as they would on a modern bike. Either modern parts don’t work right or don’t match at all. One example is the steel rim.Continue reading Steel Rims and Tire Pressure
Not even one week later, the Pinnacle experiences yet another flat tire!Continue reading Pinnacle’s Flat #2
Since a golden thumbtack popped a hole in the Pinnacle’s tire four days ago while riding, I’ve kept a close eye on tire pressure after patching the puncture.
There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is… the tire is holding air. The bad news is the patch isn’t holding very well. In four short days, its dropped 20 PSI (5 PSI per day.) It shouldn’t be too bad as long as I inflate it more often.Continue reading Pinnacle Tire Update – 9/13
My ride in today’s picturesque weather was cut short by a small thumbtack… Continue reading Pinnacle Flat Tire: 9-9-2018