PUNCTURE IN TUBELESS TYRES : THE BEST MUD TIRE : CANADIAN TIRE STORE LOCATIONS ONTARIO
Puncture In Tubeless Tyres
- A tyre that can be inflated and seals on the rim via the bead and has an external valve.
- Tubeless tyres are pneumatic tyres that do not require a separate butyl rubber inner tube.
Philippe Gilbert, Winnaar Omloop Het Volk (1/3/2008)
Philippe Gilbert, Winnaar Omloop Het Volk 2008
1 maart 2008
Uitslag - top 10
1. Philippe Gilbert
2. Nick Nuyens op 0:58
3. Thor Hushovd (Noo) 1:06
4. Yuriy Krivtsov (Oek)
5. Aleksandr Kuschynski (WRu) 1:12
6. Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) 1:13
7. Leif Hoste
8. Allan Johansen (Den) 1:16
9. Jan Kuyckx 1:53
10. Arnaud Gerard (Fra)
69. Stijn Devolder
85. Tom Boonen
90. Paolo BettiniInteresting note:
Gilbert started the race with special tubeless tire
s: "Its almost impossible to get a puncture
with these tyres
as a special liquid has small crystals which repair holes in the tyre immediately."
Gilbert continued by saying: "We have examined and tested them extensively. They are a bit harder than normal tyres
." Gilbert concluded with: "The adavantage is that I won't lose the Omloop because of a flat tyre."
He ran a flat tyre 4 km into the race...
Remember that nemesis nail I mentioned a couple days ago? It was more evil than first I realized. I got a replacement tire
yesterday, and spent the evening futilely trying to get the thing to seal up. I was losing air through the breather holes in the side of the rim. Figuring that the problem must be the valve stem, I first overtorqed it, then assembled it wrong and overtorqued it. To no one's surprise, neither method worked. Fortunatly Matt at UBI knows everything there is so know about Shimano, so I asked him. He found that the evil nail had puntured the rim itself, and replaced the valve stem I stupidly overtorqued. I spent a couple seconds wondering how good a welder you have to be in order to weld 0.0000007mm thick Scandium. Then, Matt told me the super advanced repair method.
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