A question re the Mefo's....How stiff are the sidewalls?
Last Friday, at 50 MPH, I ran over something & put a very small hole in the tire & tube. Before I had a chance to respond, I was on the ground sliding across the on coming lane. Fortunately no oncoming traffic & I was wearing ATGATT, other than the helmet, jacket & pants being toast, just a little road rash where the jacket wore through.
After I got help getting the bike out of the ditch, I had a hell of a time turning the bike around to get it into a pull off area. With the beads broke the tire flopped around & wouldn't turn.
Been rethinking the incident & one is to have tires with stiffer sidewalls so maybe the beads would stay seated....just a bit longer to give a chance of slowing down. After years of riding & not ever having a front tire go on me I'm a little gunshy! You see, the next morning (Saturday) as I was getting ready to leave the motel, I noticed the front was flat again! This time there was a thorn about an inch long stuck in it.
So how 'bout them sidewalls on the Mefo's?