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Whats worse than a flat??(23 posts)

Whats worse than a flat??zooog
Mar 31, 2002 4:59 PM
Trying to come up with things that are worse than a flat on a nice ride.

1. tax season
2. Monday AM work
3. rain on the weekend
4. price of gas
5. 2 flats on a ride
Any others??????
re: Whats worse than a flat??flyinbowlofmilk
Mar 31, 2002 5:22 PM
1.Metal shaving in the rim under the strip. 2.strips that don't cover the spokes holes in the rim. 3. getting 2 flats within 6 month of buying it (1 front and 1 back). 4.Ignorance of non-cyclist. That about all I can think of now
re: Whats worse than a flat??curlybike
Mar 31, 2002 5:30 PM
Ignorant prick blowing the horn, yelling for you to get off the deserted country road while you are riding on the line at the side of the wide 2 lane road. Dat's worse than a flat.
Broken chain andszybki
Mar 31, 2002 5:39 PM
no chain tool... 45 miles from home... dead battery in cell phone... 14 mile walk to "highway".
Trust me this was WAYYYY worse than a flat. Now I never, ever ride without a chain tool!
Broken chain andMeMyselfandI
Mar 31, 2002 7:32 PM
Cranking up a hill, while passing a group of walkers having your chain snap is worse than that.
re: Whats worse than a flat??terry b
Mar 31, 2002 5:53 PM
how about a drywall screw through the a brand new tire and into the inside of the rim?

or running over something that takes 1/8 diameter circle of rubber out of the tread surface and the tube?

or a drywall nail into the riding surface and out the sidewall?

or running over something that slices the sidewall of the tire and when you go to change the tube, your spare (for some reason has two holes in it), 21 miles from home.

or better yet - all that within the last 6 months
mentioning the f wordgrandemamou
Mar 31, 2002 6:00 PM
You are just asking for trouble. Never mention it, you know "sudden loss of air", less the cycling gods will smite thee.
Eugene's TopicsAttila the Hun
Mar 31, 2002 6:51 PM
Mar 31, 2002 9:07 PM
I'd rather be outside fixing a flat than be in the office.
Let's see: Flats are pretty much at the top of my list. nmElefantino
Mar 31, 2002 9:16 PM
Nail that makes you wish you "only" had a flat. nmgranda
Mar 31, 2002 10:34 PM
front hub disintegrating?Alexx
Apr 1, 2002 4:43 AM
happened to me on a local multi-use path. bearings everywhere. 2 miles to the road. wearing look cleats. $20 cab ride home. charming!
Being chased down while going uphill by the LFR and undressed by someone 12' shorterSlipstream
Apr 1, 2002 4:58 AM
I hope it was in public too. HiYo Silver, Awaaaaaaaaay! Go get em! Loved that post. ;>)
re: Whats worse than a flat??McAndrus
Apr 1, 2002 5:28 AM
On a century ride, in a very fast group led by three (count 'em, three) tandems. Picked up a tack dead center in the middle of the tread of the front tire.

Watching them roll away was much worse than just a flat.
Great idea for Mastercard commercial, LOL...(nm)biknben
Apr 1, 2002 8:32 AM
having to go poo on a ride!(nm)merckx56
Apr 1, 2002 5:59 AM
riding in bike lane and getting hit by golfball. nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 1, 2002 6:17 AM
two flats? nmmr_spin
Apr 1, 2002 7:17 AM
Worse than a flat??Turtleherder
Apr 1, 2002 7:31 AM
Two miles from home, starting to rain, no cell phone, Look cleats, stand up to accelerate and rear skewer explodes. The rear tire slams into the left chain stay and stops real fast. Long, wet, slow, walk home. A flat I can fix, the broken skewer just plain screwed me.
Cancer, malaria, HIV, poverty, getting hit by a car...retro
Apr 1, 2002 8:11 AM
Doesn't do to lose our perspective here....
A bee in your helmet or mouth! (nm)rideslikeagirl
Apr 1, 2002 8:15 AM
Wasp between sunglass lens and eye! (nm)12x23
Apr 1, 2002 10:20 AM
A ride which ends abruptly, and is followed by a trip in an ambulance...DrD
Apr 1, 2002 1:18 PM
Got nailed by an F250 a few years back on Thanksgiving weekend... that was a less fun than a ride with a flat...

that was worse even than rides on which I have gotten three flats (little piece of wire in the tire which I couldn't find... until I fixed the third one...)