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General Category => Freewheeling => Tandems => Topic started by: Morat on May 12, 2017, 07:45:39 pm

Title: Pop goes the Weasel
Post by: Morat on May 12, 2017, 07:45:39 pm
Woops,
descending into Lofthouse today, I forgot to nag the Captain about leaving off the third brake which on our setup is a V-Brake on the front.
Just as we got into the houses... BANG. Then a clatter :(
Luckily we were only at walking speed so the only damage was a trashed tyre, rim and some spokes but just in case anyone is wondering if popping tyres due to rim brake heating is something happens only in the Alps - it can happen here too!
Take Care,
very slightly scraped Morat


(http://www.lard.me.uk/images/exwheel.jpg)

(That was a 32mm Gatorskin @ 90PSI)
Title: Re: Pop goes the Weasel
Post by: Kim on May 12, 2017, 07:52:54 pm
*winces sympathetically*

That's exactly what didn't cause my off (at rather more than walking speed) yesterday.
Title: Re: Pop goes the Weasel
Post by: Morat on May 12, 2017, 07:55:07 pm
ooh are you OK?
Title: Re: Pop goes the Weasel
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 12, 2017, 07:56:07 pm
Ouch.
Title: Re: Pop goes the Weasel
Post by: Kim on May 12, 2017, 08:03:37 pm
ooh are you OK?

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11510.msg2166545#msg2166545 refers.  If you can walk away from a sudden front wheel deflation at 40mph you're winning, I reckon.  I've got some spectacularly unfortunate road rash, and the bike will need some work.  Scary thing is that all I could find was a bog standard puncture, though I haven't taken a pump to the damaged tube to find the hole yet.


It all goes to show how much trust we put in some inflatable rubber...
Title: Re: Pop goes the Weasel
Post by: Peter on May 12, 2017, 08:33:07 pm

It all goes to show how much trust we put in some inflatable rubber...

OK, I'll have a wry smile, so people can stop worrying about being first to comment.  Never trusted them myself! (Especially the Schwalbes - took so long to get on, she'd fall asleep).
Title: Re: Pop goes the Weasel
Post by: SeldomSeen on May 13, 2017, 02:00:03 pm
I removed the third brake, as the kids thought it was hilarious to pull on it every few minutes!
Title: Re: Pop goes the Weasel
Post by: Morat on May 13, 2017, 11:13:32 pm
All the brakes are controlled by the pilot on this tandem, I think it's a lot for him to think about :)
Title: Re: Pop goes the Weasel
Post by: Morat on May 22, 2017, 03:03:12 pm
Went to the nurse today. Should have gone a week ago :(
Iodine patches and Mepore should dry everything up, apparently.
I'm going to buy some and stick them in my teeny first aid kit.