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Needless to say I patched(7 posts)

Needless to say I patchedlotterypick
Sep 16, 2003 8:01 AM
I patched it at a shop (general bike shop). FIlled it and went back to work.

It flatted just sitting there. Used park stick on type patch.

I took it back to the shop, mad and they said they'd help me. They changed in tube, checked the tire and filled it up.

Went about 5 miles and it flatted.

Really mad, took the bus (i had extra stuff but I've gotten the message).

Went to the expert shop I usually go to and they did it. Said it was pinch flatted and fixed it, with a new tube.

I rode great the rest of the 12 miles home.

Any tutorials on mounting tubes. I've got really tight Axial Pros and I think that may have been the problem, just critical installation technique (which I don't possess).
first off don't use glueless patchesColnagoFE
Sep 16, 2003 8:17 AM
I only use them for mountain bike tired and dire emergencies. The regular patch stuff works better. When you insert a new tube fill it slightly and then sort of run your fingers around and check for twists and kinks in it. You should be able to work them out at this point. If it looks good fill it up all the way and you should be set.
Check your rim tapes, no eyelets or holes, and use no tools. nmSpunout
Sep 16, 2003 8:34 AM
with some tire/rim combos i need to use levers though nmColnagoFE
Sep 16, 2003 8:53 AM
Good pointlotterypick
Sep 16, 2003 9:59 AM
At the primo shop, they checked the rim tape and redid it with new stuff.

So all in all, they did it all. Just the kind of place I need.

He did say that the rim style (Shimano Dura Ace wheel) with Axial Pro was a tight fit. Can't recall if he ended up using a tire lever.

Was looking at a bike for my wife.
I've had good experiences w/Park glueless patches on road (nm)BenR
Sep 17, 2003 3:34 PM
Why don't you train a few times at home ?PeterRider
Sep 16, 2003 2:14 PM
then leave the tire 120psi-inflated overnight, if it's still inflated the next morning it's OK.

In the booklet sent by randonneurs-USA to prepare for PBP, they say participants should train and be able to change a tube in 5 minutes. If it takes 15 minutes, that's 10 minutes taken from sleep time. Now when I change a tube, I keep this in mind, and spend 1-2 extra minutes to check the inside of the tire and the surface of the rim tape.