Mileage? Uhhh... Since July's shoulder surgery (non bike related) I have not only not ridden much, I have become catastrophically lazy on the matter of mileage logging. I have the numbers... Somewhere.... Just not logged against equipment. However, today marks the first "natural" flat I've experienced with the GB Cerf 700x28mm road tires. By "natural", I mean a flat caused by something run over in the natural course of riding. I did endure a front blow-out pinch flat back in... I'll look... Yet, that was caused by the rider being a little foolish. I suppose it still presented a good test, but it certainly wasn't a normal puncture. Today's, by contrast, occurred "naturally", wherein I noticed the loss of air pressure after a few wallowy-feeling corners, as the rear tire's pressure dropped below safe riding levels. I stopped, examined the tire, found nothing on first glance... So, I aired it up and rode it the last ten miles to home. So far this evening I haven't made the time to change it out and examine things - I may wait until the morning - but, I'll report back with mileage, tread status, and thoughts. Maybe a photo if warranted. I'm impressed, since I've crossed the mileage when I'd normally have swapped out the Panaracer Pasela TG (now PT) tires... Yet, I still wonder about buying a pair of Pasela non - flat - protected tires, for a direct comparison. Their price is hard to ignore compared to the "boutique-ish" GBs. We shall see.
Stay tuned as I wrap up this long term test with this latest flat report. Yea!
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