I love my Williams wheels, but changing a flat on this can be such a b**ch. Normally, when changing a flat, you should be able to get any tire iron in, to pry off the tire, so you can get the tube out. However, not with this one. I figure I have to get all the air out of the tube, as much as I can, and then I have to wiggle the tire, so that I can get enough space to insert the tire iron under the tire. Tire makes it really tough when changing a flat, out on the road. So if you think about how long it takes to normally change a flat … double, or in some cases, triple that time.
Maybe it’s a combination of the wheels and the Continental tires? Or maybe it’s because I’ve got 700×25’s on them. I might try putting on 700×23’s sometime, and see what the difference is.
What’s also annoying is knowing you put a good tube on, and you inspected the tire, free of any wires, or nails in the tire, and after you pump it up, it gets another flat … a pinch flat. Arghh …. Yes, this is how I spent part of my weekend. Originally was going to fleet week, but not this time. I decided to watch football instead.