Ok I'm on my second flat in as many weeks. These are the first two flats I've ever had. On the plus side, I can now swap out a tube and fix a flat in less than 30 minutes. But its still a pain and nothing I want to do in the dark, in the rain, in the cold.
So a bunch of questions...
First, it seems like this second flat was the result of a bit of rust on the inside of the rim. The tube was pierced right at the seam between the two rim halves.
Second, someone explain to me how tubeless rims mean less flats. If I run over a rusty nail or a really shiny junk needle, how am I not equally flat regardless of tube or no tube?
Do the split aluminum rims help at all? I like the idea of tubes that can be patched in a pinch, but I also like the idea of go-faster aluminum rims (aka less rotating weight).
Please advise, in this regard money is not really an issue.