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Fixed my first rear wheel puncture today...

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 28 Jul 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...am I still a beginner?:thumbsup:
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I think you've passed that category now, Bigfella. Congratulations!!!!!!!
     
  3. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Given that we are all still learning and that our capacity for learning is renewed every morning, we are all still beginners, grasshopper...

    (Kung Fu, c.1973-ish)

    :thumbsup:
     
  4. doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Co Down, Ireland
    LOL never had a puncture in 4 years of riding. Must make me a complete novice. Though did change my back wheel tyre this week as it had started to develop a few deepish cracks after skidding to an abrupt stop Sunday past.
     
  5. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    You'll wish you hadn't said that...:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  6. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Location:
    Essex innit?
    Yes he's right you know. You'll wish you hadn't ............
     
  7. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Were you out on a ride in the middle of nowhere and how long did it take you.Last summer my mate had a spate of them .Finished up getting new tyres.We were up at Reeth nr Richmond North Yorkshire riding up to the Tan Hill Inn Britan's highest inn.Miles and miles of open moorland as far as the eye could see.Do what we do always take spares i carry four.Just incase we can be of help to anyone.So well done bftb.
     
  8. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Pray tell, which tyres have you been using...
     
  9. starseven

    starseven Guest

    I find its best not to ever comment on punctures, oops. That wasn't me puncture, what puncture!!
     
  10. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    You are not supposed to mention the P word. The p******e fairies will come and visit you. 4 years without one eh. Watch your wheels:evil:
     
  11. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I fixed a puncture for a neighbour's kid last week, the neighbour and his son looked as if they had never seen it done before. Poor lad had been waiting months to ride his bike.

    When we go MTB night riding in winter a pinch puncture can be a ballache on a windy exposed hilltop. The tube replacement routine is quite slick now as everybody has an interest in getting moving.