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Old 13 Jun 2005
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Tires punctures -- ever seen worse?

On a bus trip down the other day, I witnessed two of the most amazing tire punctures I have ever seen. Both on the same wheel, I'll describe the first occurence as an explosion, and the second as a rearrangement (tire came off the rim).

Here are links to photos of the punctures:
For the first one:
On the bus and off

For the second:
off the rim

Have you guys seen worse than this?

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The links you've posted point to your local machine rather than an Internet accesible address so we can't see them.
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They look fine to me, work fine too, so don't know what 'unhinged' is talking about...

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Oh, sorry. I assumed it was affecting everyone. I get the following from that site which appears to be an issue with their cache proxy, I mistook it as a problem with your links, appologies:

ERROR
The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/img/238/3157/640/IMG_0818.jpg

The following error was encountered:
Access Denied.

Access control configuration prevents your request from being allowed at this time. Please contact your service provider if you feel this is incorrect.

Your cache administrator is root.

Generated Mon, 13 Jun 2005 10:08:53 GMT by photos1.blogger.com (squid/2.5.STABLE3)
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Got the same message as unhinged - could not access these pictures.
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Hi Guys

I can open the links ok.

Julio
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Yep, working for me now too!
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How about the "error message" I'm getting...

<font face="Arial" color="#FF0000">We apologize the site you are attempting to visit has been blocked due to its content being inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates.</font></p>

Now I'm really curious (I'll have to look at them at work)!
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Back to Alberts original question, i would guess the tire was re-capped and ultimately failed. You see this on BC's mountain roads all the time in the summer. Here, and i think also across Canada and the USA, your not allowed to use re-capped tires on the front of heavy trucks. Say, think they make patches that big?
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bah, its nuffink compared to a big aeroplane tyre going BANG! with 15bar (270psi), they're like small bombs - especially when the gear is retracted! they have a pretty unique time of it, too: 0-170mph in less than a second at touch down and, prior to take-off, each one is loaded to approx 25 tonnes (a sizeable lorry). and F1/Indy/MotoGP drivers complain about the time they give their tyres ...

seriously, just make sure you're not alongside a bus or lorry when a tyre does let go cos the impact and blast you knock you off or even kill you
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The same type of punctures or even worse must happen in the UK judging by the huge chunks of truck tyres littering our motorways?
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