Bicycles seem to be great conversation starters between strangers. Last saturday night was one such occasion. I was catching the train into the city with my fuji touring bike and there was another guy on the train who also had his bike. He then said to me "Thats's a great touring bike you've got there... [thanks]... but its no good for riding in the city". Oh??? "Why is it no good for riding in the city?" I asked. "Well, the wheels aren't strong enough"... Huh?... I didn't digress in to the details of what made 36 hold laced dual wall alloy rims good for city riding but said: "The wheels are very strong, there designed for carrying extra weight". He then said to me "well, how do you stop punctures?". Punctures!!! Our conversation was just getting interesting but it was cut short. The man clutched his dual suspension Huffy and got off the train.