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Old 19-07-19, 04:19 PM   #7451
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In the last 3 months I have had a disposable vape pen go through one rear, acted like a straw and tyre went flat VERY quickly, so replaced and 1000 miles later in the same stretch of road a newly cut key went through... 5 hours later, the recovery truck arrived from his last job in Ipswich!! FUMING>


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Old 19-07-19, 06:05 PM   #7452
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I've been there too. On holiday in Devon. Going round an island and heard a loud ping. Thought it was a stone flicking up. It was in fact a bloody bolt going though my new rear tyre. Massive hole, so too big for the usual fixes.

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Old 20-07-19, 09:17 PM   #7453
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I use Avast Pro on my PC and the other day i got an email saying it was up for renewal. They offered me another 2 years at 39. I was fine with that.
Today i got an update saying my renewal was complete. Being a suspicious sod I logged into my account to check. Of course it was wrong and I only got one year. I complained and got a load of waffle back.
So I gave them the choice of giving me the 2 years as promised or my money back.
I then get an email saying my subscription is cancelled and my money is being refunded. ! I would have thought that they would have kept my money and altered my expiry date.

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Old Yesterday, 12:35 PM   #7454
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In the last 3 months I have had a disposable vape pen go through one rear, acted like a straw and tyre went flat VERY quickly, so replaced and 1000 miles later in the same stretch of road a newly cut key went through... 5 hours later, the recovery truck arrived from his last job in Ipswich!! FUMING>


I feel your pain.
When I am out on bike I tend to avoid areas of road that are not regularly used by other traffic, e.g.. areas near kerb, centre of lanes, and those normally 'V' shaped areas of road junctions that collect gravel and other miscellaneous crap. My rationale is that if I stick to the well used bits the chances are that because many other vehicles have passed over it that their tyres will have picked the potential puncture object up before I got there... for this reason I avoid filtering - which often takes you into those unused areas, but also takes away one of the benefits of a motorbike, still even without filtering I will get there, hopefully without a puncture which would delay me a lot.

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When I am out on bike I tend to avoid areas of road that are not regularly used by other traffic, e.g.. areas near kerb, centre of lanes, and those normally 'V' shaped areas of road junctions that collect gravel and other miscellaneous crap. My rationale is that if I stick to the well used bits the chances are that because many other tyres have passed over it that their tyres will have picked the potential puncture object up before I got there...



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It's a good point the detritus does get pushed into edges of the road.

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When you're cycling you're going to slow enough to see all the crap you're riding through that lives at the edge of the road and middle of junctions etc.
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