I'm not sure what that means. What type of flats did they have anyway? Pinchflats? Punctures? Bead popped off and giant slit in the tube? You sure those flats wouldn't have happened if it had been a cooler day. A tire guy told me that they get max psi by pumping the tire 'til it fails and then cutting that in half. I don't think you could ride in conditions warm enough to cause your tire to fail from a pressure increase.
what my comment meant was that a 220+ lb person on a 100psi 23mm tire better not run into anything with an edge on it, like a hole, curb, grating edge, pavement slot... no matter what the day temps are.
(LOUD) Bead popping and tiny almost invisible holes, nowhere near the valve, is what the ones I know the nature of were. The others : I have no idea. Would they have happened anyway? Maybe, maybe not. Which tells us absolutely nothing about whether the temperature made them more likely (or not).
Is that tire testing method really relevant to any failure mechanism other than burst failure of the tire casing? I agree, we are probably pretty safe in dismissing |burst failure of tire casings from ambient heat and consequent overpressure| as a likely failure mechanism, esp. since I saw no burst tire casings.
I am not about to assume that the likelihood of other failure mechanisms is completely independent of temperature, though.
Edited by comprex - 7/30/10 at 3:37pm