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    P.O'ed>:(

    Ugh I ran late for work this morning, so I did not have time to bike to work. I had to take a cab. I finally get home after a 9 hour shift and decide to take a ride on the paved trail near my place. I get to a train bridge that's there and turn around to come back... and as I start riding back I'm thinking to myself "god this rear end feels splashy/loose"

    I look down and notice that my rear tire is going flat .. great!

    Funny part is I just bought a new patch kit yesterday - looks like I'm gonna have to use it grr. Also, gotta get my bottom bracket replaced ... not off to a good start with this cycling season!!

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    Ohh, I thought it might have been something serious
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    you have a cycling season?
    guess that's one good thing about florida, no off-season.

    though the heavy rain can certainly but a damper on things.
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    hmm I just went out and felt the back tire .. its soft but not flat yet ... maybe I have a slow leak? I looked over the tire and cannot see anything in there that might have put a hole in it .. or a even a hole for that matter .. I guess I pump it up tomorrow, ride a bit and see if it softens again .. blah!

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    Tubes are relatively cheap. I don't bother patching them. When I get a flat I just replace the tube and throw the old one away. FWIW, I had to replace 3 tubes this past weekend. Two on my bike and one on my wife's
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    I'm with Zack on the tube replacement. Except I don't throw the old one away. Instead I patch them when I have a free moment around the house. I'll usually carry a patched tube, as well as a new one on group event rides. That way if I run across someone in dire need of a flat fix, i'll help them out with the patched tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaagenDas
    Ohh, I thought it might have been something serious
    You have a way... with... how can I put this... understatement!

    Keep it up!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZackJones
    Tubes are relatively cheap. I don't bother patching them. When I get a flat I just replace the tube and throw the old one away. FWIW, I had to replace 3 tubes this past weekend. Two on my bike and one on my wife's
    Tubes are $5, patching is about $0.25 per patch. I have probably saved at least $50 over the past year on patching.
    Bring the pain.

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    Flats Happen. Its par for the course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recursive
    Tubes are $5, patching is about $0.25 per patch. I have probably saved at least $50 over the past year on patching.
    As a Team Performance member I can buy tubes in lots of 10 for $19.96 when they hold their special sales so I stock up. Another reason is I don't trust patches so for my own peace of mind I just replace the tube. To each his own, I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZackJones
    As a Team Performance member I can buy tubes in lots of 10 for $19.96 when they hold their special sales so I stock up. Another reason is I don't trust patches so for my own peace of mind I just replace the tube. To each his own, I suppose.
    Well, that's a pretty good price. At the same time, I've never once had a patch fail.

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    Glad to hear that you are starting off the season right. You might benefit from getting your bike tuned up before your next ride. I usually get mine done at the end of the season. That way I avoid the Spring rush.

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    Yea, well my tire is fixed but I have to get my bottom bracket replaced *sigh* and my back wheel is making a funny noise when it spins now ... I just bought this bike last year but I bet I already have 3500 on it ..........

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