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Puncture, Christmas Eve

Post by Araf on Tue 29 Dec 2015 - 12:58

Got a puncture on Christmas Eve. Sad  The Wind has been parked since. Sad Sad 

Took the wheel off today, and there's a nail through within 25mm of the shoulder, so the tyre's a write-off. Sad Sad Sad 

I measured the tread depth, and there's still 7mm left. Sad Sad Sad Sad 

Still, on the bright side, that means I only have to replace 1 Smile 

And as I'm on 15s, it's just over £50 for the new one. Smile Smile

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Post by knebby on Tue 29 Dec 2015 - 14:19

Bummer, but at least its not a wallet buster.

How do you rate the 15s? Worth changing to? I'm a fan of small wheels but don't want to spend a packet for minimal improvement.

Decent black 15s on my new black one would also save me painting them myself every time I go near a kerb...
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Re: Puncture, Christmas Eve

Post by Araf on Tue 29 Dec 2015 - 16:02

It's a better ride, but as the price for the 17" tyres is now similar to 15s, I wouldn't bother, if I was you. Smile  You'll never recoup the price of the wheels.

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Post by knebby on Tue 29 Dec 2015 - 16:55

Cheers, thanks for the advice.
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Re: Puncture, Christmas Eve

Post by Araf on Wed 30 Dec 2015 - 21:49

New tyre fitted this afternoon Smile - just in time for work tomorrow. Sad

They did say that there could be room to fix the old tyre.  I told them to keep it, and if it got someone out of trouble, then so much the better.

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Post by Barbs on Wed 30 Dec 2015 - 23:50

[quote="Araf"]New tyre fitted this afternoon Smile - just in time for work tomorrow. Sad

They did say that there could be room to fix the old tyre.  I told them to keep it, and if it got someone out of trouble, then so much the better.[/quote]
Agree if it is a repair do you ever really trust it.
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Re: Puncture, Christmas Eve

Post by Araf on Thu 31 Dec 2015 - 13:02

Barbs wrote:
Araf wrote:New tyre fitted this afternoon Smile - just in time for work tomorrow. Sad

They did say that there could be room to fix the old tyre.  I told them to keep it, and if it got someone out of trouble, then so much the better.
Agree if it is a repair do you ever really trust it.

The way I see it, £50 is a small price to pay if it lessens the chance of the tyre failing and injuring someone.

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Re: Puncture, Christmas Eve

Post by Barbs on Thu 31 Dec 2015 - 13:15

Araf wrote:
Barbs wrote:
Araf wrote:New tyre fitted this afternoon Smile - just in time for work tomorrow. Sad

They did say that there could be room to fix the old tyre.  I told them to keep it, and if it got someone out of trouble, then so much the better.
Agree if it is a repair do you ever really trust it.

The way I see it, £50 is a small price to pay if it lessens the chance of the tyre failing and injuring someone.
Well said.
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