the bl**dy P Fairy paid me a visit

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by madguern, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. madguern

    madguern Active Member

    Location:
    Guernsey
    Been commuting to work over a year with no problem, road closed this morning so had to change route. Suddenly rear of bike went strange and hey presta (sic) shard of glass in back wheel.

    I am so glad I had my clipless shoes in this morning as had to walk up the hills. I was only 5 mins away from destination so decided quicker to walk rather than change tube. So that was a great start to the week.

    Have also now bought a co2 canister to go in my tool kit just in case I get another visit on the way home :-)

    Hope you weeks starts better
     
  2. 1 puncture in a year is hardly a chore though,surely? Unless you only commute 1 mile a day maybe.
    Had 3 in 1 day last year,that was a pain:angry:
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I had three in two days last week, was not amused!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    ...are co2 gas canisters any good though?
     
  5. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    They're great for fast inflations, but I carry a minipump too. I guess it's the same as carrying not just a spare tube, but a repair kit too.
     
  6. OP
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    madguern

    madguern Active Member

    Location:
    Guernsey
    I carry patches , inner tube and pump and thought may as well go the whole hog as don't fancy pumping tyres to 120 psi at the side of the rode in poor weather.

    It was more the fact my wife saw the p**** fairy on this site and asked what it was and i foolish told here. I am now cursed :-(
     
  7. Brahan

    Brahan Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex
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  8. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

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  9. night rider

    night rider Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I feel your pain. Six in the past 8 days. Convinced theres something in the new wheel catching the inner tube, but cannot feel anything with my fingers. Taped up all spokes holes, changed rim tape & fitted a new tyre as well. To say its annoying is a wee bit of an understatement.....:blush:
     
  10. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    LMAO Hackers!!
     
  11. OP
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    madguern

    madguern Active Member

    Location:
    Guernsey
    I have used the co2 canister and wow, well worth it. I can see when it is raining or windy and you don't really want to be at the side of the road that it would be useful. Saw two at the shop today bought the cheap one. However for a little extra there was a mini pump with canister.

    Anyway i have hit many first in the past 12 months and now have had my first puncture on a road bike. The last puncture on my MTB ended up in A & E with suspected broken arm so better than that.

    Cheers
     
  12. Brahan

    Brahan Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Hah, this is true but I'm not the one too superstitious to type PUNCTURE.

    :becool:
     
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Get a good pump...can't be arsed with this Co2 shenanigans......FFS, change tyre and pump up a road bike or MTB in less than 5 mins.....done.....

    Maybe if doing an MTB race, but road race/TT, then puncture = game over.
     
  14. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest


    I am.:wacko::evil::biggrin:;)

    I was thinking about the CO2 gas canister tonight and thinking it possibly isn't such a bad idea although I would only use it as frequently as Arsenal winning the league.:tongue:

    (I can't say Tottenham as I would need to use it more than once in 45+ years.);)
     
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