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The holy crap i've only flatted once this year thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Skookum, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    With how much i ride i'm amazed i've only had one flat on the trail this year. i've had to stop more for broken chains!

    How many flats have you got this year?
     

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  2. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    None (not counting ones that I've ripped while putting my tire on). Haven't broken any chains either, which is amazing considering how many chains I've spliced together for my current chain.
     
  3. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I raced, rode in whistler for a week, dirt jumped, street rode, everything you could imagine, NOT ONE FLAT ON ANY BIKE!!!
     
  4. vallEbikes

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    i hhave more concussions than flats... i think

    2flats this year
    3concussions
     
  5. PonySoldier

    PonySoldier Monkey

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    Just once....
     
  6. amydalayna

    amydalayna Turbo Monkey

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    XC bike - 2
    Broken chains - just 1 where the powerlink popped out and being lost forever
     
  7. .:Jeenyus:.

    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    No flats or broken chains. No problems at all actually.
     
  8. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    You realize you will have a plague of flats from now until Dec 31st don't you?

    :D Aren't you fixing your flats, err I mean riding this weekend
     
  9. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I've had a few flats , not sure exactly how many, and I have had good luck with chains this year , only one gave me any trouble and that was riding with stosh the power link came apart. I put it back together and it has been fine ever since.

    The bikes I went tubeless on have not had any issues at all, so maybe that is a hint.

    It is funny Because I am right now in the process of Patching a bunch of tubes.
     
  10. maxyedor

    maxyedor <b>TOOL PRO</b>

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    On my mountain bikes I had zero, on my road bike I believe I had one. I think tubes are getting better these days.
     
  11. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Quite a few actually. Sharp rocks and low pressure don't seem to be the hot ticket to a flat free existence.
     
  12. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    Holy jinx, you guys are nuts!

    I am not a religious man, but since I know the allmighty bicycle gods are listening, I will only say this: I do not know how many flats or chain problems I have had, but in light of all the great riding I have been blessed with they were small sacrifices that I made willingly. Amen.
     
  13. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    2 or 3 probably. I don't really keep count of such things.
     
  14. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    Hmmm, no broken chains this year. I prefer to go bigger than that, apparently- I broke a rear shock spring (snapped in half), a headset (snapped in half) and a frame (headtube cracks).

    Flats were not too bad. 2 on the XC bike (tubeless). 2 or 3 on the CX bike (had a double flat two weeks ago). I think 7 on the DH bike (4 in one day:( ).
     
  15. Cooter Brown

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    Although I agree with OG, I must sing the praises of my Maxxis tires. Put it this way, I have had very good luck with them.
     
  16. amateur

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    Holy hell. I don't want to know. Probably 50+. Pinch flats, thorns, lots of miles, and crappy tires don't like each other
     
  17. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    I went through a tire, four tubes, three patch kits and a dozen extra patches in the last two months.:mumble: I hate stickers.
     
  18. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I have had some bigger problems. A Completly blown up boxxor, a snapped Cannondale, and a concussion.
     
  19. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Due to a wonky valve in my rear tire it prepetually go flat after a day or two. It has been like that for more than a year and I am too lazy and cheap to replace it.

    Does that only count as one?
     
  20. narlus

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    no flats that i can remember. at least one broken chain, maybe two. a dead rear hayes caliper, broken saddle, and broken pedal comprised the rest of this year's carnage.

    amydanyalanataa, how does one flat 4 times on DH? what tires/tubes/pressure are you running?
     
  21. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I think I only had two flats this year. What I am psyched about is that I didn't break my chain once! For the couple of years, I was having issues there. I made a conscious effort to stop shifting in the middle of steep climbs.
     
  22. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    While I may have flatted I didn't have ANY other mechanicals except for a broken spoke! And I have been riding some very rocky stuff this past year. I thought I would lose at least a derailleur at N*. Been lucky this year!
     
  23. Rockland

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    I've had several flats. Most xc flats, only 1 DH flat (I think that was due to the age of the tube).
    Many of the flats were from strange stuff, like breaking some spokes - spoke shoots thru rim strip - into the tube. That happened twice this year.
     
  24. HRDTLBRO

    HRDTLBRO Turbo Monkey

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    I haven't had any flats this year, other than a really slow leak after the Snowshoe national. It took me two months to replace that tube because i'm lazy, and because Comp 32's are bastards to get off. I've broken 4 chains, all my fault, though. Tight chains don't seem to like chain growth...
     
  25. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    1 XC flat
    1 DH flat
    2 broken chains.
     
  26. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Flats on all bikes: 10-12 (Only 1 on Minions/High Rollers)
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    Hole scars where my leg sunk into my big ring after breaking a chain: 6
    Replaced big rings with bash guards: 2
     
  27. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    my 1st 7 rides of the year, I had 9 flats, including one ride where I had 3 !! :mumble:
     
  28. Andy_B

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    DH= 0 Flats
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    CX= 2 broken chains
     
  29. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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  30. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    Right now my back tire is needing air every 8 days or so. So i dont know if that counts as a flat or not? i have been filling it when it starts to get mushy. Works pretty good. Waiting to replace the tube when i have enough money to buy a new set of tires. round here we are cursed with an adundance of goatheads.

    these things


    and they'll pop your tube in an instance. Slime will hardly do them any justice. *sigh*
     
  31. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    I had more broken bikes then flats.....
     
  32. Snacks

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    Zero flats on both my DH and XC bike. 1 broken chain on my XC bike:) I must be smooth:p
     
  33. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    12 flats this year so far, 6 of them was in one night at Rye Airfield, was also the last time I bought bontrager tubes.
     
  34. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    i must admit i've had a few slow leakers, but they don't count.:rolleyes:

    i thought it funny as others mention broken parts, i am reminded of my broken seat rail, a broken frame, a broken crank, and a blown up set of hubs/wheels but that's pretty normal for a years worth of riding.

    But only one flat, that's pretty strange, especially considering i was running some thin whimpy Kenda Karma tires there for a while.
     
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  36. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    You should wear knee pads then.:sneaky: :evil:

    Sorry you just left yourself wide open for that....:oink:
     
  37. Smelly

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    Too many flats to count, well over a dozen. I had 3 flats in the previous 4 years, this year was just really terrible for me flat-wise. Also 2 broken chains, a rear derailleur, and a rear hub (DT Onyx. twice in three rides. I promptly went to King)