After a year of commuting Mr Foldy has a catastrophic puncture. I came out to it after work. I don't know how it happened, but there are several 1/2 inch slashes in the side walls of the back tyre. Both sides. It was a Schwabe Marathon, on a Dahon MU.
Anyhoo, its the one thing I've been dreading. I'll have to take the back wheel off, obviously, and maybe buy a tyre and a new inner. Thing is, I have no experience with this stuff and my LBS would bleed me dry. Are there any clues about whether the tyre needs replaced? There is certainly loads of tread on it. Do I need to buy rim tape for a replacement tyre? Are there any do's and don'ts with getting the wheel on and off. And worst of all - until I fix this, I can't ride it!
Any advice, sympathy or jokes at my expense would be gratefully received.