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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:34 pm

Your pretty light, you could go even softer, say 80psi front and 90psi rear.

Check out these guides;

Michelin's tyre pressure guide

Sheldon Brown tyre pessure guide
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Postby Cluey » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:52 pm

Well I think that during the puncture week the tyres didn't get much below 80, but I have been running them even also (i.e. 100 in both front and rear). Given that all the punctures were in the rear possibly this was the thing - should keep the rear up more than the front.

Of course, all this figuring out might be trying to rationalise plain bad luck!

Thanks for your help though!

After being cold and wet on a longer ride today and coming home to no hot water....I can finally feel my feet again :roll:

Seems strange to see Ponting so hot (40 degrees at the cricket) and I'm sittin' here with tracky daks and a woolen rug ... Aussie weather...
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Postby Bnej » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:38 pm

If you have your tyres pumped up so they are very hard, a few things will happen:

1) It roughens up the ride
2) You slide more on dirt
3) It takes less effort to pedal

AND

4) Sharp objects are more likely to be pushed off instead of digging in (because the surface is harder) If they're pointing straight up they'll stick in, but most glass/nails etc are lying down not pointing up.
5) You won't get pinch punctures when you go over a pothole as easily.
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