Cycling Weekly - - FLAMME ROUGE -

A friend ar­rives, telling tales on one of his club­mates. “This bloke turned up to a ride last winter on a car­bon race bike he’d man­aged to crow­bar some old mud­guards from a Dawes Gal­axy or some­thing onto,” I was told.

“Af­ter he got about his third punc­ture on the ride, we tact­fully sug­gested to him that maybe if he in­flated his tyres to more than about two bar, they might not ex­plode ev­ery time he hit a stone or a pot­hole. He ex­plained that this was not go­ing to be pos­si­ble. The rea­son? If he in­flated his tyres prop­erly, they jammed against his mud­guards.”

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