Slippery Construction Plates

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1-2-3 THE FLOOR IS LAVA!!


StuInMcCandless
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Another sharp-edged plate, and in a high bike traffic area: Inbound Liberty Ave at 40th Street.

Construction plate, Liberty at 40th, inbound

Close-up of Liberty & 40th plate


StuInMcCandless
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Resurrecting this old thread because I saw these sand-filled tubes today in a building downtown and thought that they would be just the thing to prevent pinch flats. Just strap or glue these up against steel plates, so your wheel will get a bit of cushioning instead.


Benzo
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I can see hitting the sandbag thing, then going OTB as it deforms around your tire.


StuInMcCandless
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I don’t think so. The plates are typically about an inch-and-change thick. These sand tubes need to be the diameter that, upon being squished by passing traffic, become only as thick as the plate, effectively forming a tiny ramp a couple inches long, thereby avoiding getting a pinch flat. They do not need to be, and should not be, significantly thicker than the plate.

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