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    Broken A23; latex tube

    Broke the rim on one of my new(ish) wheels this weekend. I was actually relieved it hadn't just gone out of true -- cheaper, yes, but that would've been a blow to my confidence in building wheels.

    Notice, too, that the tire didn't flat despite bottoming out severely. Geez, I love latex tubes!
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    Gotta ask

    How did you wreck it?

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    Just riding along. I rolled off the path to give a pedestrian some space. Then I nailed the lip trying to roll back on right where the ground had washed away.

    I'm light on equipment when I want to be. I just wasn't paying attention.

    Lesson number two here seems to confirm what I've long suspected:
    If you want to run clinchers for 'cross be sure to use latex tubes.

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    That's cool.

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    That looks a lot worse than what I did to my Open Pro. You musta hit HARD!

    Glad everything's OK otherwise

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    I've moved back to NoVA. PLEASE change the weather!

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