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2010-03-20 11:49 AM

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Subject: Asking for a Flat?
I put some miles on my trainer this winter. Not a ton, but maybe 400. The tires have a total of about 800 miles. They are the Michelin Krylions. Anyways, the rear tire has a worn flat spot on it, which I would assume is typical. Do I change it out, or use this tire for my first outside ride of the season? If there is a good chance I will be fine, then I will just go with it. If there is a really strong chance of flat, then I would rather spend my time changing in my home, than on a trail. Nothing crazy if I ride, maybe 30-35 miles outside. Thanks

On a side note, I screwed up when ordering from probikekit and ordered a red, when my other 2 tires are yellow. Should I feel bad, or pretend like I meant to do it that way.


2010-03-20 12:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Asking for a Flat?
robertp1024 - 2010-03-20 11:49 AM I put some miles on my trainer this winter. Not a ton, but maybe 400. The tires have a total of about 800 miles. They are the Michelin Krylions. Anyways, the rear tire has a worn flat spot on it, which I would assume is typical. Do I change it out, or use this tire for my first outside ride of the season? If there is a good chance I will be fine, then I will just go with it. If there is a really strong chance of flat, then I would rather spend my time changing in my home, than on a trail. Nothing crazy if I ride, maybe 30-35 miles outside. Thanks

On a side note, I screwed up when ordering from probikekit and ordered a red, when my other 2 tires are yellow. Should I feel bad, or pretend like I meant to do it that way.


I don't know about flatting - but I ride my commuter on the trainer and on the road interchangeably.  I do swap out tires when they start to crack and fray or look really worn though.

I have one blue and one yellow on my Devinci.  On purpose.  *giggling*


2010-03-20 12:15 PM
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I rode my trainer through the winter and developed a flat spot as well. When I started back on the road, I had 3 rear flats in one week. Changed tires, and been good since!

2010-03-22 5:07 PM
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Subject: RE: Asking for a Flat?
For anyone else asking the same question, 1 ride in, 5 laps of 5.5 miles each and no flat. So, before I do a long out and back ride, I will change out the tire, but for any short rides or loops, I will keep this one on and see how it lasts.
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2010-03-22 6:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Asking for a Flat?
You could just upgrade your wheels and use the old ones on your trainer.... not that it is the most economical solution or anything.


2010-03-22 6:46 PM
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The only time you are asking for a flat is when you go out for a ride without a spare, or having forgotten to replace the tube and/or C02 that you used last time.  That's begging for a flat, actually.

2010-03-22 6:53 PM
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TROGDOR - 2010-03-22 2:21 PM You could just upgrade your wheels and use the old ones on your trainer.... not that it is the most economical solution or anything.


I did this.  Well, I didn't upgrade my wheels, I just bought a used 700cc wheel and a used cassette.  It isn't cheap unless you know someone giving away free wheels and cassettes, but at least it gives you piece of mind and not worrying about constantly changing tires.
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Subject: RE: Asking for a Flat?
fendermh1027 - 2010-03-20 1:15 PM

I  mrs gearboy rode my  her trainer through the winter and developed a flat spot as well. When I  she started back on the road, I  she had 3 rear flats in one week half a mile. Changed tires, and been good since!



Let's just say mrs gearboy was NOT happy about the situation.  Especially since she said to me after the first flat "Maybe we should just go back to the house to fix it". If I would have listened, she could have walked it back in about 2 blocks instead of half a mile. 
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