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    my bike scared the hell of people

    damn tube blew out under the awning at publix it made a shoptgun sound quiet i never heard anything so loud scraed me to and a couse i had to walk the bike home while lifting the front rim of ground im beat

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    I hate it when that happens. Why no spare tube / pump on bike?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    fell out of my basket at home and i dont have a wrench anyway i will get one now lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    damn tube blew out under the awning at publix it made a shoptgun sound quiet i never heard anything so loud scraed me to and a couse i had to walk the bike home while lifting the front rim of ground im beat
    The very same thing happened to me one day at the Piggly Wiggly in Sandfly, GA. Shazaam!

    I lock the bike up and - right in my face (almost) - BlAAM! the rear tire explodes.

    I haven't had an 'on-the-road' flat on this particular bike in a coon's age.

    "No problem!" I think. I've got a nearly 19 year old tire pump I have never used. Guess what.

    Walked home.

    CO2 next.

    Riding out, commuting in my fashion, sorta JRA, about a mile out the rear, flub, flub, flub.

    OK I've got my 2 CO2 cartridges and a new tube.

    I'd never used a CO2 and a schrader valve and I wasted both of them. Yes I read the instructions when I got home and saw my Incredibly Stupid Blunder.

    What I mean is I'm with you dude.
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    i was in the chinese grocery with my bike the last time this happened. it was kind of crowded. kids were scared. old men were scornful. old women laughed, not 'with,' but 'at' my misfortune. i recovered...

    it happened a few times, once while actually riding next to two scared joggers. but the grocery encounter was the last time it happened, because i stopped using michelin krylion tires that very often were difficult to 'seat' in the rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    The very same thing happened to me one day at the Piggly Wiggly in Sandfly, GA. Shazaam!

    I lock the bike up and - right in my face (almost) - BlAAM! the rear tire explodes.

    I haven't had an 'on-the-road' flat on this particular bike in a coon's age.

    "No problem!" I think. I've got a nearly 19 year old tire pump I have never used. Guess what.

    Walked home.

    CO2 next.

    Riding out, commuting in my fashion, sorta JRA, about a mile out the rear, flub, flub, flub.

    OK I've got my 2 CO2 cartridges and a new tube.

    I'd never used a CO2 and a schrader valve and I wasted both of them. Yes I read the instructions when I got home and saw my Incredibly Stupid Blunder.

    What I mean is I'm with you dude.
    im thinking of getting a co2 inflater

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    Once in high school (9th grade) my friend and I were at the LBS with a younger student, borrowing a pump from the shop to air up his tire. We were regulars and were feeling pretty cool, the way the owner and the mechanics knew us by name and everything. A bit cocky, even. My friend was furiously pumping air into the kid's tire, trying to look awesome, but all of a sudden the tube exploded. In a very small bike shop packed with customers. Never has the wind escaped from sails more rapidly.

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    The "Rites of Explosive Decompression": http://home.comcast.net/~jeff_wills/rites2005/index.htm

    This made a big bang:

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