One of my bike tyres exploded last night. Rather unusual — in fact, I’ve never had it happen before. The side wall was a bit knackered. It’s loosened from the bead, which slipped off, and the tube went bang. At 100PSI (I haven’t gone metric for pressure measures yet!) that’s quite a bang. My ear took an hour or two to stop ringing.
Sadly this was just after I finished changing the tube which was, therefore, brand new. Pain.
Originally published on my old blog site.