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So how many patched tubes are in your basement??(11 posts)

So how many patched tubes are in your basement??PaulCL
Feb 27, 2003 12:02 PM
Dumb question. Kind of a poll/suggestion/joke post.

My kids are off school with the flu bug today and I'm staying home with them. I took the time to make my wife happy and clean up the mess in my "bicyle corner" of the basement. whaddapitfullofgarbage! While cleaning up, I discovered 14 patched or need to be patched inner tubes. I patched and checked them all and now have 9 spares (5 were too far gone). Plus six very used Vittoria Corsa CX TT tires...trashed.

I wanted to take inventory of all of my junk. Organized it in boxes label for winter, components, daily use,etc (I had too much time this morning). I found duplicates of several thinks 'cause I had such a big mess. For instance, I now have two sets of brand new Campy cleats. A bunch of old Ultegra stuff (ridden Record for four years), a dozen water bottles, and lots of other stuff that I had gotten for Christmas or birthdays that I never used. I'm talking about unopened stuff, still in the box.

Just my $.02 worth...but it pays to go through your junk once in a while. Now anybody need some used Ultegra hubs or a 12-25 Shimano cassette or ......
needing evaluation, needing to be patched or patched?lonefrontranger
Feb 27, 2003 12:08 PM
Those are the 3 heaps we currently have. The patched ones sit in neat little rolls on the table by the exit, the needing evaluation (patch or pitch) are in one pile and the needing to be patched are in a third group.

Put all the NIB junk on Ebay with $1 starting bid and have it end on Sunday. Don't attach too much value to it, after all it wasn't important or valuable enough for you to open it in the first place right?


I have four tubes hanging in the kitchen.PseuZQ
Feb 27, 2003 12:13 PM
Off a doorknob.
1 in my car but...._rt_
Feb 27, 2003 12:36 PM
i recently moved & had to go through all the stuff (aka cr@p) i had in my garage. i must have had 15 blown tubes hanging from a single nail. and that didn't count the ones that were in the house. needless to say they all got trashed. i wasn't going to patch them & i wasn't going to pay to move them. so, out they went.

Probably a half dozenMel Erickson
Feb 27, 2003 12:47 PM
But I've got too big a mess to be sure. A secondary question. I just took a patched tube out of an old wheel that hasn't been used in several (3-4?) years. The tire bead (a Conti GP) was crumbly and the tire was pretty dry (and very used). I have no idea how long the tube was in the tire. Should I use it or pitch it? It seems to hold air but will I be tempting fate?
garage...and probably 20+ tubes waiting to be patched (nm)ColnagoFE
Feb 27, 2003 1:25 PM
Check out this post on the Singlespeed Forum...Lon Norder
Feb 27, 2003 1:32 PM
Could I have the cassette?Fender
Feb 27, 2003 1:47 PM
How used is the cassette? 9spd? I'll pay for it.
Any silver or yellow matching water bottle cages?
Could I have the cassette?PaulCL
Feb 27, 2003 2:37 PM
8 speed Ultegra. How used?? Don't remember. One silver cage, on black cage both of which I'm keeping to put on the kids bikes.
re: So how many patched tubes are in your basement??The Human G-Nome
Feb 27, 2003 4:04 PM
no longer use patch kits, just new tubes.
Feb 27, 2003 4:25 PM
I haven't had a flat in over 6 years. The only tubes I have are the ones in my tires and 2 new spares for the road.

I know, either I don't ride enough, or I just jinxed myself and will get a flat tomorrow!