First Flat on the RiBMo


That’s after 16 months of urban riding along with a 350 mile self-supported tour. Not bad. Here’s the culprit:


The good news is, the tire was super-easy to get off and back on the rim. And the bead construction eliminates a lot of work and worry over making sure the tub doesn’t get pinched.

Panaracer RiBMo

5 replies
    • Keri
      Keri says:

      I think this was a from the brick streets. It gets caught in the cracks between the bricks and sticks up like shark’s teeth. We had a big storm last night, too.

      If it wasn’t 3 days ago, I’d blame the bike lane. I made 2 trips in bike lanes that were full of glass. Though, I guess it’s possible it was stuck in there and I didn’t notice.

      • Mighk
        Mighk says:

        Saturday and Sunday mornings are “best” for broken glass; after the Friday & Saturday night drinking crowds have been out tossing bottles.

        One of these days FBA needs to get behind a bottle bill.

        When I toured Michigan in 1979 (they had had a bottle law in place for quite a few years by that time) I went for nearly two weeks without a flat. Within a couple miles of re-entering Ohio I had one.

  1. eddie
    eddie says:

    I like the ribmos. they carried me nicely thru italy.

    but now the pasela tourguards come in white.
    that could be fun.

  2. Rantwick
    Rantwick says:

    Into each tire some glass must stick… I have been obscenely lucky over the past few years with Bontrager Race Lite hard case in summer and Schwalbe Snow Studs in winter. I’m not going to say any more for fear of cursing myself.

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