More bike bits
Well, after my multiple visits from the Puncture Fairy over the last few weeks I decided to go for Specialized Armadillos. Wiggle once again managed next-day delivery even with their "free delivery" option. Getting the things on the rims was a serious pain in the fingers – had to resort to levers in the end. Still, I'm not expecting to have to repeat the exercise until the tyres wear out, so I guess I'm not too bothered about that. I also put on new rim tape and yet more new tubes, so if this doesn't sort out the problem I don't know what will
So far, I have no complaints. The ride is a bit harder, but that's because the supposed minimum pressure for the tyre is 70psi rather than the 50 of the previous tyres, so I pumped a bit harder. Could only manage 60psi with my hand pump, but I used to give up at about 45 before. I'm now even more glad that I have a suspension seat post…
I guess it'll be a while before I'm sure there's an improvement, but in the meantime the red sidewalls look nice!