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Old 01-20-12, 06:22 AM   #1
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Music to patch tubes to

Very probably a very short lived thread!

Had a lovely longish ride this morning, on the newer Rocky Mountain Solo 50 with its Rubino Pro tyres, which have been very untroubled by punctures ( I know, very unwise declaration!)

And I bought a new tube and tyre (Bontrager Race Light) for the older Specialized, which has been plagued by punctures, mainly on its Continental rear.

So having installed those, I'm cooking Lamb hotpot and patching a whole cupboard full of tubes. Maybe 15 to be dealt with. I find Abbot Ale and Van Morrison's live 'Too Late to stop now' to be apposite.

.....Oh listen, to the lion....

What am I missing?
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Dunno what you're missing, but thanks for using "apposite." Great word!
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For anything that I want to get done in a hurry, I would play Hip-Hop. I hate it so much that I would have patched those tubes in record time just to be able to turn it off.
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I love patching tubes.
Dunno why, I just do.
Ahhh...the saving of the money,
and the sniffing of the glue.

But seriously, I like to patch to the music of Pink Floyd - "Animals", and drink Great Lakes Brewing Company's Eliot Ness.
www.greatlakesbrewing.com/home

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I love the Animals LP, a very underrated Pink Floyd album. I don't patch tubes though. I get at most one flat a year.
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Dunno what you're missing, but thanks for using "apposite." Great word!
You sure he wasn't trying to type "apostate"?
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FWIW, the other night I just got on this track of going to You Tube and trying to find every cover of Radiohead's "Creep" that I could. Some of the amateur versions were pretty good.
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The Tubes.

Completion Backwards Principal.
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I love the Animals LP, a very underrated Pink Floyd album. I don't patch tubes though. I get at most one flat a year.
Another good underrated one, in my opinion, is "The Final Cut".
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Another good underrated one, in my opinion, is "The Final Cut".
I see you are a fan of the Roger Waters emotional breakdown period of Pink Floyd. (me too)
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I always patch tubes to classical music, so I just turn on KUSC and listen to whatever they have. They were playing some radical "Bang On A Can" last night, so that was different, and not exactly classical, but whatever.

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I patch tubes on the road. So the sound of the highway is my muse. I only patch flats at home if they happen at home.
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I have a system in that I tie flatted tubes in a knot and throw them to the back on the work bench. At some point I put a blues cd on, grab a couple beers, hand pump, repair kits and grab the tubes and go to work.

So what do some of you when you patch MTB tubes?
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I ride tubeless on my MTB.
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You sure he wasn't trying to type "apostate"?
Try a different saddle.
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Flat tire blues!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS2p0N25wKg

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I like talk radio. If I can get interested in whats going on, it makes the chore I am doing go much faster.
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Yeah, saving up tubes and patching all at once is much better. There's no half-used tubes of dried out glue this way.

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You must like Howard Stern.
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Old 01-21-12, 07:43 AM   #24
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Wow

Just a whimsical thread starter, and a lot of great music responses

Including some suggesting that repairing something punctured is an analogue for relationships

'Twasn't on my mind. However, that 'first cut..' was part of my going onto the oil platforms in 1979 (!)

Back to the tyres, maybe better!
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I want to be calm and patient when fixing a flat. Low heart rate, slow breathing, that sort of thing. I like Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Um....I've never actually fixed a flat to it, but I think it would probably be nice. Usually I don't listen to music when I fix flats.
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