This came in for work at the LBS:
The front tire was given the same treatment, except the valve was also held to the sidewall with a wrap of duct tape (yes, across the rim's brake tracks ). So it wouldn't slap against the fork blade, you see.
The motive was apparently that the rims are drilled for some oddball metal valve only found in Europe, called "presto" or something. I mean, just try to find those in the USA.
Then there's this one:
Too bad this guy with the drill didn't pool resources with the lady with the Presta-drilled rims
Wow, that tire.
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
Non-Bike hardware: Arch Linux - openSUSE 13.2 / Mac OS 10.6 - openSUSE Tumbleweed
Siu where do you find this stuff. ^^^ That was hilarious.