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Old 09-09-08, 11:25 AM   #1
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Why is my bike wobbling

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Well I took of this am to ride with all my buddies at FAT FROGS it a we bit from my house so I started alittle early, 1.5 miles from the house my bike felt all wobbly, and I went aw shucks I broke something.
I stoped and felt the rear tire and it was all spongy and soft, and there was a nickle sized piece of glass sitcking in the tire.. GEEZE wiz.
So much for my ride.
I hopped off didn't have a spare tube like I could change it out, and no tire pump on the bike so I pushed her home , ANd might I add my clips were making some nice crunchy sounds.
Oh well the tires fixed new and improved tube,, clips look ok. And I am looking forward to tomorrows ride.
Oh welll that the way the tire goes.PSSSSTTTT"S
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Old 09-09-08, 11:29 AM   #2
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But it was only flat on the bottom.............
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But it was only flat on the bottom.............
... so the rest of the tire should have been okay to ride on.... just bunny hop when that part of the tire comes around....

have a nice ride...

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Old 09-09-08, 12:07 PM   #5
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On the serious side however, its a good thing that your bike started to wobble and you noticed it. Flat's that occur more suddenly can come as a nasty surprise.
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Old 09-09-08, 12:08 PM   #6
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You did not have it well enough organised. I always ride with the wedge with tube- puncture repair kit- Levers and a pump on the bike. I also try and ride with mates that can do the job for me.

Last sunday I forgot to put the wedge on the bike- but I did check that my partner had his- and the pump. Then we met up with the other two and first puncture was on one of the mates. He took the wheel off and the tube out- while I put a bit of air into the spare tube- Another put the tube in the tyre whilst the rider rolled up the flatted tube ready for the wedge. A relay of two of us pumped the tyre up and we were on our way in a couple of minutes.

So when I had a puncture- I let the others repair it for me as I sat back and watched. They were so expert at it- it was a joy to watch.

And +10 on the road morph as a good pump- Unfortuantely you need a bigger volume pump for MTB's so a Blackburn Mammoth for up to 80 psi in a fat tyre.
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