Cracker of a story if anyone wants a read.
Firstly.. Important bit. My 2 Avanti Blades are my commuters. Nothing flash.
Avanti blade with 8 speed hub gear, pannier rack, panniers, rear mud flap and 38mm front, 35mm rear tyre. No puncture ever since upping from 28mm about 2 years ago. Hums along, weighs about 15kg without luggage and loves luggage, loves storm weather, pretty much never serviced. At moment every 50-100km the axle slips in slide out. I'm sure that'll be an easy fix. Loaded I'm getting 25, averaging about 20kmph.
Other Blade a normal one with 2*9 cassette rear and normal roadbike bars.. Preferred. Yet if it's raining the hub gear wins my vote.
Government deemed me unfit to drive yet my career is that as a professional driver. I don't mind. Hearsay is temporary due to mistake.
I was offered drugs and told them to shove it because my body doesn't tolerate that stuff having been taught to dose sugar, flush water and rest when sick. Am I mad and can I concentrate card was then shown so I plainly said that I wouldn't know because when I used to train my concentration allowed 6+ metres of lightning bolt from my palm that destroyed a target and why would I be mad because I've been asking work about a year if I may goto dayshift such that I could goto school. Denied yet getting Tuesdays off for 1 school evening per week and now because of my 'illness' they seem happy to allow me to return to work when license clears as a 3 day weekend which is 5 day pay due to double time thus I can do Jiu-Jitsu, TaeKwonDo , Jiu-Jitsu, Jiu-Jitsu, TaeKwonDo Monday -Friday plusgo sailing the dinghy, ride the bike, whatever because it's a 4 day holiday each week on a full weeks pay.
Anyway. Laughing. A bit more patience.
From my experience, 28mm didn't puncture during summer and nicer weather but 38,35mm combo on hub gear and 38,32mm combo on cassette (because French word bigger than my vocabulary) have never punctured and even though I load bike up with gym towel, thongs, days food, water, gi, spare clothes i simply cant be bothered carrying a spare. Last night ran over smashed glass; they're simply thick.
Looking forward to the fixie in summer. After riding 15+kg of beast, 7kg of aero should hammer. Needs forks and rims, they melted last year.
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