Wednesday, 3 February 2010
The strange case of the exploding Brompton tyre
The explanation, he says, is that a shard of glass had probably become embedded in the tyre earlier that morning. Then, as the bike warmed up in the nice cosy office, the pressure built up, culminating in a big bang. Apparently the pressure on a Brompton is pretty high anyway. No idea why, but possibly it needs to be for such tiny wheels.
Anyway - rather alarming but fascinating. Any one else had an exploding tyre in the office before? (!)