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Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Blow Out

On Thanksgiving, and hours after my ride up GMR, my bike was sitting in the garage, and I was playing with the kids, when BOOM, my rear tire blew out.  At the time, I thought it was odd but I simply just replaced it and rode the following Saturday.  While on the way up GMR the tire blew out again.

Since this was the second blow out in such a short time, I replaced the tube and returned home.  I didn't want to chance it again.

While at home, I inspected the tire and tube and found the tire's bead was damaged and the wire was exposed.  The tube was destroyed.  Totally blown.

So I did a google search regarding blow outs and both Sheldon Brown and Leonard Zinn had some interesting insight to the cause of this type of blow out.  

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