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Old 10-18-17, 11:06 AM
aka Tom Reingold
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I never enjoy getting a flat, but it's no big deal for me. I used to get a lot of flats. I don't know why I don't get many any more. And I worked as a bike shop mechanic, and I may have fixed a thousand flats. So I'm really good at it, and I'm fast, too. I choose tires according to how they ride, not how they resist punctures. If a tire I want has puncture protection, fine, but it's not a criterion for me.

I've ridden 2,600 miles so far this calendar year. Not sure what my tally will end up being. I think I get about two flats per year, but I'm really not sure.
Tom Reingold,
New York City and High Falls, NY
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