So this morning I went downstairs, spare tube and pump in hand, to repair my single speed bike in order to ride the thing. I completed that task and pumped up both tires. I rode out the driveway and down the street. I was just finishing taking a couple of photos when … Psssshhhhhhh!

The back tire was going down… There was air coming from a small hole in the tire. And then it stopped. I guessed that the hole (one of two in this newish tire. The other one has a “boot” between the tire inner wall and the tube. The offending hole did not) had opened when I pumped the tire up and then pinched the tube out on the road.

Removal of the tire and an inspection of the tube confirmed my suspicions.

That was the end of that ride.

I did go out later in the afternoon to run an errand or two (about a 10km round trip) but I have decided to get a couple of new tires for the single… Might be easier to sell…

Did I mention it’s for sale? Any offer over $300 considered. I’ll post the relevant stats on the bike tomorrow.