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Ever get a flat and you allready used your spare tube!(6 posts)

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 tippmf1
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!