|Ever get a flat and you allready used your spare tube!||the bull|
May 19, 2003 7:57 AM
|If the failed tubes valve stem is still good try Ripping the tube where it pinched then tie a knot on both ends stuff some leaves in the gap pump it up! Trust me it works!
I did this one time and was actually able to catch the ride after it stoped at the store and draft back home off them!
Very hoppy ride!
|There's a device called a "patch kit"....||Silverback|
May 19, 2003 8:05 AM
|Here in the land of Big Thorns and Shattered Sixpacks on the Shoulder, I don't ride around the block without a spare tube AND a patch kit. I'm doing better so far this year, but last year I averaged a flat every 50 miles or so.
The leaf trick works, but the one time I tried it, on a mountain bike, it didn't work very well. Takes a ton o'leaves to hold that sucker on the rim.
I've also tied a slip knot in a tube so the puncture was in the loop part, pulled it up as tight as I could and ridden 30 miles home. Had to reinflate a couple of times, but it beat walking.
|Hoppy trails ... to you ...||Humma Hah|
May 19, 2003 8:24 AM
|... sounds like a trick a mountainbiker would use.
I might get around to it after using my spare tube AND my entire patch kit, if it ever got that far. I could tie a knot in my standard spare, but not the original tube, which is thorn-resistant.
Most folks would, I suspect, use the second spare, otherwise known as the "cell phone".
|Not a bad tip||pmf1|
May 19, 2003 10:32 AM
|but I prefer to carry two tubes and a Park patch kit (these aren't great, but they'll get you home).
Didn't any of the guys you were riding with offer to help you out and just give you a new tube? Geez, fun group there.
|Duct tape to the rescue!!||Alexx|
May 19, 2003 10:53 AM
|Believe it or not-duct tape will hold about 60-75 psig! It works at least as well as those awful glueless patches.|
|one of the guys I used to mtn bike with was so poor!||the bull|
May 19, 2003 12:59 PM
|He would use layers of duct tape inside his tire when he ripped it up!|| |