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yahoo....first flat on my allez...not cool...(3 posts)

yahoo....first flat on my allez...not cool...dustin73
May 19, 2001 8:17 PM
yep, i was 10miles into my ride, just after coming over the top of this huge hill, and i felt/heard this little "thud.....thud....thud" hmmm, that's odd, i thought. kept going, and realized that it was getting really hard to pedal on this downhill. so i look back, and see i'm flat. crap! dismount, check the pressure...i might be able to get home (i ride a loop that's about 11mi. long), so i try, get about 100 yards, dismount again, and my tired is void of air. no problem, right? i mean, i've got my patch kit, and even a spare tube just in case. so i take off the rear wheel, patch the tube, put it on...and that's where it ended. yeah, i picked a fine time to remember that i didn't have a pump. so i had to walk a mile or two home. wasn't very happy...
Ride+No pump=Flat tire every time (nm)mike mcmahon
May 19, 2001 8:55 PM
Here's how I figure it...Alpine
May 19, 2001 10:48 PM
Without some way to repair a flat, I go no farther than I feel like walking in cycling shoes. That usually means that I only ride without the repair gear when I'm checking the adjustment on the bikes which I do on my street.