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Old 04-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #83
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Location: Powhatan, Va
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Originally Posted by Oisin View Post
I think it comes in waves... would you believe I did 34,000 miles on my first trip and didn't have a puncture.... I think they come in 3's... or maybe that's buses! :-)

Just some thoughts ... Were those Hiedenau K60s you were running? If so I have read that some guys have problems with them holding air because they have an exceptionally stiff side walls and beads. Those that do have problems have air leaks from the bead/rim. You probably would reduce that problem with them by running higher pressures as others have suggested. Those rough gravel tracks are probably flexing those stiff tires enough that at lower pressures the beads were separating enough at the rim to allow air to escape a little at a time. Softer tires probably would conform more readily to the wheel rim.
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