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Old 05-08-14, 04:46 AM   #26
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I guess I can see the validity in that. Perhaps the bike shop could try just changing the chain to see if it can be done without degrading the ride. If the chain ends up skipping or whatever then I would look at replacing the rest of the drivetrain.
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Old 05-08-14, 07:56 AM   #27
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I cut the old tubes up and use the material to protect stuff. For instance, between the bike lite mount and handlebars. And underneath my toolbox on my pickup.
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Old 05-08-14, 07:24 PM   #28
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I cut the old tubes up and use the material to protect stuff. For instance, between the bike lite mount and handlebars. And underneath my toolbox on my pickup.
^^^There you go^^^ I use them to shim, quiet, absorb vibration and protect all sorts of things.
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Old 05-09-14, 07:45 AM   #29
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I use old tubes aswell. I used to use them along with duct tape and thought they worked well in Minnesota. I'm thinking maybe luck was on my side. I don't know. After moving to Colorado, I've never had some many flats in my life. I doubt extra tubes will help. I do like the old seat belt suggestion which got me thinking about guitar straps. Wally world used to sell guitar related items and I think nylon straps for $4-5? This might be worth looking into.
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