Puncture free tyres?

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Puncture free tyres?

Postby omarm » Sun Oct 07, 2012 23:54 pm

Just had something pop into my head: puncture free tyres??
Do these exist?
I can't remember where I read or heard or saw this - maybe it was an episode of Tomorrow's World on BBC - I think that's what the show was called!

Just wondering... that's all


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Re: Puncture free tyres?

Postby nicklouse » Sun Oct 07, 2012 23:58 pm

yes and crap other than as a tyre for tarmac shopping bikes.
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Re: Puncture free tyres?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:20 am

I remember back in the early 90s, I had a set of solid rubber tyres on a 10sp road bike. They were AWFUL! You couldn't get a puncture in those though.

I remember mine ended up being even worse because they developed flat spots when you did "mazzif skidz!" on them.

Ahhhhh, the good old days.

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Re: Puncture free tyres?

Postby boristhespie » Fri Oct 12, 2012 08:30 am

Didn't there used to be solid foam tyres. They kept rolling off the rim.


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Re: Puncture free tyres?

Postby booldawg » Fri Oct 12, 2012 16:10 pm

I ran Schwalbe Land Cruisers for about a year and they were a pretty good compromise between on/off road and pretty much puncture free.

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Re: Puncture free tyres?

Postby stubs » Fri Oct 12, 2012 19:39 pm

I had a pair of green solid foam tyres. They were an absolute custard to get on, rode them for a couple of weeks and wrestled them off. Crapper than a crap thing in Crapville, about as good an idea as putting drawing pins in your shorts.
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Re: Puncture free tyres?

Postby boristhespie » Sat Oct 13, 2012 23:13 pm

In the 30 years I've been riding bikes I have punctured less than 15 times. In the last 25 I must have punctured 5 times. Really I can't remember the last time I actually punctured and I'm not a fairy light rider.

The otherhalf on the otherhand punctured every ride for two months. Ripping valves off. Went through 7 tybes in 10 days even. Then I found the tyre and tube rotating on the wheel. Cost a frikken fortune but for me, punctures have never been an issue.


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