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Old 12-14-05, 07:47 PM   #1
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With the car de-registered and a transit strike looming, kitting the folding bike out for any breakdowns this winter is big on my mind. The biggest item in my break-away kit was the spare inner-tube. Hmmm. That gives me a crazy idea...



Guess why there's a Presta valve peeking out of the hinge?

Between putting the spare inner tube inside the frame and getting an Alien multitool, I just cut my tool kit to 1/10 it's original size.
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Old 12-15-05, 09:36 AM   #2
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sweet. I will be doing this today!
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You are Bonkers AF! (and i am jealous because my Twenty won't let me do this).

So are you going to get a seatpost pump too?
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How do you get the tube out without damaging it?it looks like it could suffer from being stuffed in there and pulled out.
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HA! V1nce: I used to have a seatpost pump! These days I'm running the Topeak Morph and it's attached to the handlebar post - easier to use and has a gauge.

James: it's not too tight a fit but I take extra care getting the valve stem out. Once it's safely out, the tricks are: "twist" tube while pulling it and use a really beefy Schwalbe tube that's less likely to shred.

I'm thinking of tapping out that hole since it's only about 1/3 the size of the frame tubing. I wouldn't get too wild but a bit wider would be useful.

Just got home from the local bike co-op I'm volunteering at. Picked up a Deore LX hub for $5. (!) Trying to find a set of 32-hole rims to build up a second set of wheels for the folder. More on that as it happens.

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