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  • Ok i bought a bike a while back typical bike ss/fg
    was a bit worse for wear so i took it to be serviced in putney cycles,
    they recommended the tyres they put on very highly (michelin kevlar somethings)
    to cut a long story short they are crap and have given me an unbelieveable amount of punctures. most recently changed the inner tube today went for a half hour stroll ends up i get another one...

    can anyone recommend me some 700c 23s that will not do this to me ^^^

  • There are many other reasons that you might be getting punctures..

    What psi do you pump to? Do you check for sharp objects lodged in the tyre after each puncture? Rim tape? Do you make sure the tubes are properly seated?

  • Are they michelin gator skins? If they are your probably doing something wrong as I've not had a puncture with them on my bike for about a year and a half.

    take the tyre off and triple check the outside and inside for anything (even really small) that might be poking through.

    also make sure your inflating to the right psi. this will be on the side of your tyre. normally 120 for 700 -28

  • If only there was some kind of search function where, if you typed in the single word 'puncture', it would produce a list of 17 threads on the topic...

  • There are many other reasons that you might be getting punctures..

    What psi do you pump to? Do you check for sharp objects lodged in the tyre after each puncture? Rim tape? Do you make sure the tubes are properly seated?

    Pump to 110-120 usually and i didnt install my tube today as i had an exam so i just picked it up off of the bike shop - didnt check for glass or anything thought they would i guess

  • Are they michelin gator skins? If they are your probably doing something wrong as I've not had a puncture with them on my bike for about a year and a half.

    take the tyre off and triple check the outside and inside for anything (even really small) that might be poking through.

    also make sure your inflating to the right psi. this will be on the side of your tyre. normally 120 for 700 -28

    pretty sure they arent gatorskins

  • If only there was some kind of search function where, if you typed in the single word 'puncture', it would produce a list of 17 threads on the topic...

    stop it

  • I doubt they're Michelin Gatorskins, since they don't exist ;) *Continental *however make some decent tires that by some great coincidence they also call Gatorskins.
    Also, Bontrager Racelite hardcases for 23c

  • Oh FFS there's even a tyre thread active at the moment.

    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread23667.ht­ml

  • if you don't want punctures, and thats all you're concerned about get specialised armadillos, never had puncture with them and they are nice to skid on, although not the best in the wet, bnut even then i haven't had any problems.
    ignore radius and don't brontrager racelites, they are shit

    oh and htfu and utfs

    ;)
    always wanted to type that

  • Oh FFS there's even a tyre thread active at the moment.

    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread23667.ht­ml

    Give it up Will, apparently he's a student. God knows those fuckers won't listen to anyone...

  • Ok i bought a bike a while back typical bike ss/fg
    was a bit worse for wear so i took it to be serviced in putney cycles,
    they recommended the tyres they put on very highly (michelin kevlar somethings)
    to cut a long story short they are crap and have given me an unbelieveable amount of punctures. most recently changed the inner tube today went for a half hour stroll ends up i get another one...

    can anyone recommend me some 700c 23s that will not do this to me ^^^

    Schwalbe Marathon Plus (25s) ... you'll be back

    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread23262.ht­ml#post737793
    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread23835.ht­ml

  • Pump to 110-120 usually and i didnt install my tube today as i had an exam so i just picked it up off of the bike shop - didnt check for glass or anything thought they would i guess

    How much did they charge you?

  • How much did they charge you?

    10.75 for instalation +tube

    and for all the haters
    shhhh, i know everything

  • If you want I'll do it for £9.99

  • change my punctures?

  • change my punctures?

    £ 13.99 - what sort of puncture would you like ?

  • If you want..

    But seriously, I agree with Will.. Please use the search, there is an anti-puncture tyre thread with prices and ratings and everything:
    https://www.londonfgss.com/thread5985.ht­ml

  • if everyone used the search function this would be an archive and not a forum
    forgive me for trying to keep this forum alive....

  • £ 13.99 - what sort of puncture would you like ?

    what you got homeslice

  • if everyone used the search function this would be an archive and not a forum
    forgive me for trying to keep this forum alive....

    Er, no. We could leave out the tedious repetitious questions and free it up for glorious punning and character assassination.
    Jeez, get with the programme kid...

  • +1 to what he ^ said.

    Now give it a rest or I'll come round and punch yer on the nose!

  • guess its that time of the month,
    i understand

  • dude could have just asked me, continental gatorskin front, vittoria randonneur/ specialized armadillo rear.

    or if you like matching go for double armadillo.
    geeze.

  • guess its that time of the month,
    i understand

    Understand? Understand? That's just fucking typical. I don't want you to 'understand', I want you to take ownership of your part of this relationship. For fuck's sake. you're supposed to be a man.
    For once in your life can you not try to act like one?
    And as for your family...

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