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    Lounge Jersey Curse. Log your flats.

    I've a theory on the Lounge Jersey curse. If you're wearing it solo, you will get a flat. If you're wearing it in a crowd, someone, possibly you, will get a flat.

    1. April 25th. Wore the Lounge Jersey in a crowd of Lounge Jerseys. Santa Cruz. Thinkcooper ride. My rear tire. Thorn puncture.

    2. May 6th. Wore the Lounge Jersey. Corralitos. Lunch ride. Boss' rear tire. Slashed sidewall.

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    No to both scenarios for me and I wear it all the time.
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    Crap! I just cursed myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkcooper
    I've a theory on the Lounge Jersey curse. If you're wearing it solo, you will get a flat. If you're wearing it in a crowd, someone, possibly you, will get a flat.

    1. April 25th. Wore the Lounge Jersey in a crowd of Lounge Jerseys. Santa Cruz. Thinkcooper ride. My rear tire. Thorn puncture.

    2. May 6th. Wore the Lounge Jersey. Corralitos. Lunch ride. Boss' rear tire. Slashed sidewall.
    Ridden it solo half a dozen or more times. No incidents of any sort on any of them. Worn it in group rides a similar number-no probs for myself or roadie mates either.


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    No flats, mechanical mishaps or falling snowblowers as of yet.

    However I haven't worn mine yet either...

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    The first rule of the Flat Club........
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    The first rule of the Flat Club........

    Yup, I am seeing a bunch of jinxing going on here. If you weren't cursed before.....
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    not so fast...

    were you wearing the FO socks today? You might be focusing on the wrong garment.

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    1. Some date last month - solo, two flats in one hour.
    2. Some date last month - solo, no flats in a couple of hours.

    It's jinxed. We can all continue to pretend and look the other way, and go our merry, jolly ways but the bottom line is the Lounge Jersey is possessed by the Devil.

    I will say there appears to be a thorn relationship (which makes sense given the diabolic connection), both of my flats were due to Goatheads. Oh wait, what's one of the ways the Devil appears on Earth - as a Goat, duh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxhacksaw
    Crap! I just cursed myself.
    Yep- I was going to post something about hypothetically riding a few times with nothing bad happening, but I won't, just in case....

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    Lots of flats lately, though never while wearing the jersey. but i'm also wearing the bibs, so that may counter any curse or jinx the jersey is throwing out there.
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    Let's just say if that I have worn it, I don't think I have had any flats.


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    I got a flat the first time I rode with the kit. April 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxhacksaw
    Crap! I just cursed myself.
    When I first read this I thought you said, "Curse! I just [email protected] myself!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    were you wearing the FO socks today? You might be focusing on the wrong garment.

    No FO socks today. Lounge socks. Lounge jersey.

    pfffft.

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    I think we should make a list of who is getting flats while wearing the Lounge jersey, and then shun them, because apparently The Lounge Jersey is like a Magic 8 ball. It tells us who should be dipped in hot oil or burned at the stake.



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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkcooper
    I've a theory on the Lounge Jersey curse. If you're wearing it solo, you will get a flat. If you're wearing it in a crowd, someone, possibly you, will get a flat.

    1. April 25th. Wore the Lounge Jersey in a crowd of Lounge Jerseys. Santa Cruz. Thinkcooper ride. My rear tire. Thorn puncture.

    2. May 6th. Wore the Lounge Jersey. Corralitos. Lunch ride. Boss' rear tire. Slashed sidewall.
    I got my first flat in years this weekend. I was solo, but had a different jersey on. So far, I've had a great ride whenever I wear the Lounge Jersey.
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    April 25th, charity ride of about 300. I was the only lounger (in uniform) and had a front flat about a mile from the end.....

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    I havent had a flat in the past 15 months.

    That includes the unsupported, touring ride from SC to SLO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkcooper
    I've a theory on the Lounge Jersey curse. If you're wearing it solo, you will get a flat. If you're wearing it in a crowd, someone, possibly you, will get a flat.

    1. April 25th. Wore the Lounge Jersey in a crowd of Lounge Jerseys. Santa Cruz. Thinkcooper ride. My rear tire. Thorn puncture.

    2. May 6th. Wore the Lounge Jersey. Corralitos. Lunch ride. Boss' rear tire. Slashed sidewall.
    I only wore it once,,,no flats but I did develop a squeak that took a while to find the source
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    Group theory: This is a possibility based solely on my experience with you on the SC group ride. However, I suspect this was some type of self-induced thing to: 1) support your theory and 2) slow down the blistering pace of the group as we were just hitting our stride, allowing you a chance to keep up.

    Solo theory: Totally bogus. I've ridden solo with my Lownje jersey numerous times and have not had a single incident of the type where the air escaped from my innertube (note artful avoidance of the f-word).

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    I haven't had a flat since I got my Lounge kit. I've worn it a dozen times or more.

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    I've had zero flats since wearing the Jersey. Granted, I've also reduced my rear pressure from about 115 to 90, and the front down to about 100 (it's a 23 up front vs. a 25).
    So is it the jersey, or the new pressure levels? Or, is it both?
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