Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sadness and Filth

My new winter bike was ready! Ugly tub? Check. New front fender / splash guard kludge? Check. Awesome new studded tires? Check. Lights transferred from Summer bike? Check. Test ride. Uncheck awesome new studded tires... deep sadness.

I got about half a block from home before the tube squirted through this hole and popped in a nice loud way. I thought I must have mounted the tire poorly and suffered a pinch flat at first, but discovered the problem once I had the wheel off. On the up side, I will be able to report / review on chainreactioncycles.com's warranty handling and response time, I guess. I just emailed a warranty form and photo to them today.

Just in case you thought maybe you could blame me for this, you suspicious bastards, I opened the box this tire arrived in with my keys, not a sharp knife, so it weren't not me done this badness.

Now for the filth! I work with computers. I see (as I am sure many of you have seen) computers full of dust bunnies all the time. The following pictures, however, are of the filthiest computer I have ever opened up. Compressed air barely moved some of this stuff. It was gross. So, of course, I thought I would share!

I think the King will be revealed as TARATS first entry this evening... stay tuned for his glorious 2012 debut!
Yer Pal,


Ian Brett Cooper said...

That slice is probably the result of some careless person in the shipping/receiving department of wherever you got the tires. He probably opened up a case with an X-Acto knife and slashed the tire on top.

RANTWICK said...

Ian - That how it looks to me too.

adventure! said...

That's a Schwalbe, right? I've had good luck with their warranty department, though this definitely looks like chainreacion's fault.

RANTWICK said...

adventure! - Yep, Schwalbe. Agreed though, don't think it is their problem on this one.

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