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Tubs save me from my own stupidity(5 posts)

Tubs save me from my own stupiditymackgoo
Feb 25, 2002 2:39 PM
I run a pair of Shamals. Like a dope when I mounted my tires I didn't have the valve extenders on so everything is just not quite lined up. Because of this if I'm not carefull pulling the chuck off after inflating the tire the valve can get hung up on the side of the extender and stay open. Today it did but so that it would leak very slow. A quarter way through my run I realize that the rear is almost flat. Half way and every little bump was banging my rim something fierce. By the time I got home I had about 3# in my tire. But I did make it home and my tire was fine rim, fine. Pumped it up a little more carefully and good to go.
Today I actually did a couple of half hearted dismounts with out killing my self. Did some mounts too. I'm going to spend a day soon just doing that.
re: Tubs save me from my own stupidityfm
Feb 25, 2002 3:45 PM
OK, so you're a dope- what's the point? You sound like Cherry1.
re: Tubs save me from my own stupiditymackgoo
Feb 25, 2002 4:05 PM
Iguess the point was,,,,,,, sure wouldn't be able to do that on clinchers.
Sorry if I was weasleing in on your corner of the market.
re: Tubs save me from my own stupidityyes
Feb 25, 2002 5:31 PM
Happened to me, you gotta be carefull, it cost me a race.
re: Tubs save me from my own stupidityJan_Gerrit
Mar 2, 2002 12:16 AM
On cross clinchers (the black-red light IRC ones), I once had a flat front, not spare, no pump. I still had 10km to go to my work, which was my base for the ride. I got tired of running after some 3-4km, and riding it was just not an option, the valve makes really hard bangs every revolution of th wheel. So I took out the tube and carefully continued on. Have to admit my route helped me with this, good road, small bumps.
Without the tube, the wheel actually became quite ridable in a straight line, on the flat I even reached speeds like 25km/u, way cooler than running if you ask me.

Back at work, I grabbed my bag, sqeezed a little Tufo Sealent into the tube, pumped it up, let it spray latex for a while and it sealed right up. So I mounted the tire and rode home. Never had a problem with that tube ever after that.
I have been lucky too many times, I now do carry a pump, a tube and a little bottle of Sealent. Sealing up is just a lot cooler than replacing a tube or even patching it.

The Sealent saved a lot on my expensive tubes that had gone flat in the worng spot, beyond patching. I always hated it when that happened, good that I didn't cut them up or throw them out...
Oh, expensive tubulars are dead-easy to repair this way also, that's what the goo was designed for after all, no more sew-ups needed.

Gotta love latex...