3 p***tures 3 lessons

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by brickisred, 8 Apr 2010.

  1. brickisred

    brickisred Active Member

    Location:
    Cardiff
    Yesterday had 3 p***tures and learnt 3 lessons (that I should already know!) - have spare inner tubes, make sure repair kit glue hasn't dried up, check tyre for embedded glass!

    At least it was only a couple of miles to the nearest bike shop!

    On a side note I have noticed, since the better weather and lighter nights, a lot more broken glass on my route. Maybe need to look into some marathons!

    I have been enjoying the new bike the last few weeks though, clocked up a few hundred miles commuting and weekend rides, great fun.
     
  2. wanda2010

    wanda2010 Veteran

    Location:
    London
    Good points. Not had one of 'those' in a while but I do have a kit I've not checked is fully stocked. Must do that over the weekend. Fortunately my commute route is well supplied with bike shops.
     
  3. OP
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    brickisred

    brickisred Active Member

    Location:
    Cardiff
    Yeah, was a real D'oh! moment. Got plenty of repair kits but not checked the one I carry for ages.
     
  4. Dilbert

    Dilbert Active Member

    Location:
    Blackpool
    I managed to snap the tops of both my spare tubes last night, ended up getting rescued by the Mrs. :biggrin: Still getting the hang of these Presta things.
     
  5. Lozatron

    Lozatron Well-Known Member

    I've had 2 of those things on my rear tyre now - at what point do I need to replace the tyre? It's a slick (an ultra gator skin) and so there's no tread to tell me it's worn down...
     
  6. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    that dried up glue is a killer, strikes when you least expect it

    add to that my most recent attack of 'old' patches, at least you know the glue is dried up

    carry two (patched) tubes now, sure nuff, no more flats
     
  7. Glueless patches are the future:smile:
     
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    the ones that need clean dry tubes?
     
  9. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    Im going to try the greentyre on the charge plug B)

    I bet you aint got a firkin clue what I am talking about.:blush:
     
  10. Yeah there the ones;) Good to have in the bag though as spares.

    Oh yes we have:biggrin:
     
  11. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I had some in the bag as spares the day the old patches struck, in the freezing cold and rain and dark

    the glueles patches were utterly useless, I tried them later on in the kitchen in the light and warm on a tube that had been washd and dried, they worked well enough them, although they were delicate, no interest in them from here I'm afriad

    I thought hack rode a old clunker slowly, suddenly it's a fixie with a cam?
     
  12. Mid-life crisis?:blush:
     
  13. al78

    al78 Veteran

    Location:
    Horsham
    Lesson 4: check tyre pressures regularly.

    I hit a pothole just before Easter just hard enough to cause a pinch flat. I had forgotten to check the tyre pressure for a while and it turned out the pressure was down to almost 70 psi. Now ensure I check tyre pressure once a week.
     
  14. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    Nah not yet...it's stuck at Waterloo for the first few days of it's life as I had two bikes there today.Can't ride both at the same time.:tongue:
     
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