The flat – part three.

The wire that caused four punctures
The wire that caused four punctures

Its a tiny bit of, I assume, steel.  I couldn’t find it.  The mechanics at the local bike shop couldn’t find it after turning the tyre inside out.  I was in town at an appointment, and coming out and finding my tyre was flat again, I had a little, internal, meltdown.

The mechanic at the shop I bought the bike from, however, spent some time, and found it.  A tiny wire.

So, lesson learned: get help when you need it.  The advice I got at the shop suggested that these are really common around Christchurch, and that most bike tyres have a few in them.  I think that a new tyre, a more robust one than the one that came with the bike is probably called for.

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