Ten Mile Tack

My front tire picked up this thumbtack on the ride home yesterday. I noticed a clicking sound coming from the front wheel, but didn’t realize what was causing the noise until I was halfway to work today. Since the tire was still fully inflated, I decided not to mess with it.

The tack has clearly punctured the tube as well as the tire, but, remarkably, the tube doesn’t seem to be losing any air. I don’t know whether this is thanks to dumb luck, perfect circumstances, or the “Protect Air” feature advertised on the sidewalls of these Hutchinson Top Slick 2 tires.

Posted on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010. Tags: .

2 Responses to “Ten Mile Tack”

Posted by Jesper on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 8:13 PM.

Never ascribe to marketed features what can be equally explained by dumb luck.

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 9:47 PM.

That’s the conclusion I came to as well!