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umbrellaman 02-23-10 06:11 AM

Do you change your own bicycle tubes?
 
Happen to come across this on a cycling site that i frequent.

Inspiring.

http://www.cyclorum.com/home/62-hand...tube-with-feet

HandsomeRyan 02-23-10 07:46 AM

I want to see him put on some gatorskins like that.

Esteban32696 02-23-10 07:51 AM

GREAT ! Thanks for sharing !!

DallasSoxFan 02-23-10 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by umbrellaman (Post 10439341)
Happen to come across this on a cycling site that i frequent.

Inspiring.

http://www.cyclorum.com/home/62-hand...tube-with-feet

If I got a flat near that guy, I'd have a hard time deciding between these two choices:

1. bring the bike over to the guy and pay him $100 just to see it done.
2. Change my own dang tube out of guilt that I actually have working hands.

umbrellaman 02-23-10 11:39 AM

yeah man! really inspiring. I don't think he gets paid a lot. (given that it's china..)

wrafl 02-23-10 11:52 AM

Sad but very inspiring. He's glad to find means to use resources available to him to stay alive.

leooooo 02-23-10 12:33 PM

A man gotta eat somehow, kudos to him for finding a way.

I wonder how long it took him, can't tell by the pics.

DX-MAN 02-24-10 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DallasSoxFan (Post 10439632)
If I got a flat near that guy, I'd have a hard time deciding between these two choices:

1. bring the bike over to the guy and pay him $100 just to see it done.
2. Change my own dang tube out of guilt that I actually have working hands.

Here's a third choice for ya:

3. Change the tube yourself (ONE other person has my trust enough that I let him touch my bike -- he's the guy who taught me bike mechanics), then buy the guy lunch, sit down with him and eat yours with him, then give him a 50 before you take off.

miamimike 02-24-10 09:05 PM

Amazing feat in dexterity. It goes to show how the Human Body can compensate if need be. Thx

umbrellaman 02-25-10 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miamimike (Post 10447717)
Amazing feat in dexterity. It goes to show how the Human Body can compensate if need be. Thx

There goes the saying.. Impossible is nothing.. Its whether you want to do it or not..

CommuterRun 02-25-10 11:42 AM

Compared to him; when it comes to using my feet, I'm all thumbs. ba-doomp ba-boomp BIIIISSH:lol:

DesnaePhoto 02-26-10 09:02 AM

Treat him to a pedicure! Pics of the workers there would be priceless!

umbrellaman 03-09-10 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DesnaePhoto (Post 10453976)
Treat him to a pedicure! Pics of the workers there would be priceless!

truly amazing!


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