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A Flat? NO! 2 Flats(7 posts)

A Flat? NO! 2 Flatsbear
Oct 7, 2001 5:17 PM
WOwww after 2000 miles I got my first flat!! no problem I wipped out my tube isntall it and NOOOOOO the rear is also flat. Oh well I wipped the Cell and had a buddy pick me up.
So for now on I will carry 2 tubes and I got me a a hand pump, the cylinders are a one shot and if you miss......
Even better: carry ONE tube and ONE patch kitnestorl
Oct 7, 2001 6:44 PM
If you bring 2 tubes and get 3 flats (it can happen!!) you are screwed..but if you bring a tube and a patch kit, you are save for many flats
Me too...Allen az
Oct 7, 2001 7:31 PM
It happened about 3 months ago. I had only brought one tube with me, and no patch kit. Luckily, I was only about a mile from home, so I just walked (in my socks!). There were a lot of stares! It's a weird feeling walking a bike for that long.

From Now ONbear
Oct 8, 2001 8:34 AM
from now on I am bringing 2 tubes,a patch kit and a hand pump...I am not f---- around, I hated having to call for help. The feeling of being on my own is part of what I like about biking, me against everything out there.
3 tubesmr_spin
Oct 8, 2001 9:22 AM
These days I bring 3 tubes with me because it's the time of year when thorns burst from their hiding places and hurl themselves beneath my wheels. Or maybe it just seems that way.

Sure, I guess I could ride with one tube and a patch kit. But patch kits are not all that useful if you can't find the hole.

One of the advantages of riding in a group is that someone will likely have a tube if you run out. It doesn't always work out that way, but more often than not it does.
Try thisKerry Irons
Oct 8, 2001 5:08 PM
Spare tube, set of Park instant patches (6+ patches), and a 4"x4" piece of Tyvek (the white, woven, synthetic paper used for FedEx and Priority Mail envelopes). The Tyvek makes a good boot for minor cuts in single thickness. When folded double or triple, Tyvek will hold back amazingly large cuts. I've only had the dreaded double flat a couple of times in 200K+ miles, but some of my riding buddies seem to have the knack for them. Rather than giving them my spare tube, I "loan" them a Park patch and advise them to re-patch the tube as soon as they get home.
every time i respond to a fl*t post, you know what happens. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 9, 2001 6:02 AM