Northeast - Flat on LIE today
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09-05-09, 02:17 PM
Helped out a guy on the side of the Long Island Expressway with 3 flat tubes, near Deer Park. Helped him out and went on my merry way.
Three flat tubes?
1. he had a tricycle with three flats? :D
2. he had a bicycle but flatted one tire and discovered that the 2 spare tubes that he carried were also punctured?
3. he had a bicycle but flatted both tires and discovered that the 1 spare tube that he carried was also punctured?
4. you gave him three flat tubes. :D
09-06-09, 08:58 AM
Makes me think of a guy right by the Little Red Lighthouse who didn't need my offered help fixing a flat... who had a very interesting looking bike. It was a trike with a mesh seat like a lawn chair and probably ridden like a recumbent.
I once did stop to help someone in CP; she said she was trying to put in a second tube, but even that one didn't seem to be holding air. I have zero experience with bike tires and installing tubes, BUT I have done that a few times with motorcycle tires/tubes, so I know the principles.
09-06-09, 12:50 PM
Rode up to him, and he had three flat tubes on the ground like dead snakes. Wasn't quick to give the information, but 1st was a pinched flat, his spare wasn't holding air, and he had gotten gotten a tube from another cyclist earlier that I guess he ended up pinching. Was an experienced cyclist, but not sure about tube changing/flat repairing skills. So helped out with the fourth tube to be sure the rider got on his way.
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