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Old 05-07-05, 02:47 AM   #1
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STREET NINJA TRIX: finding a tube leak

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Sometimes you'll get a puncture in your bike's inner tube that you just can't find. The best way to detect these is by using water, but, if you're on the road, here's an emergency method: pass the whole length of the inflated tube a centimeter in front of your lips. Your lips are much more sensitive than your skin and will find even the slowest of leaks.
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i haven't heard of this method before. i can usually find it with my ear and by squeezing the tube.
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Old 05-07-05, 03:53 AM   #2
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I usually use the ear, too, but I could see how high traffic areas would make that impossible.

It's one reason that I usually carry two spare tubes - I do the patching once I get home...
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OK, so a method my dad taught me when I was like, 8, is a "street ninja" trick?
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Old 05-07-05, 04:42 AM   #4
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OK, so a method my dad taught me when I was like, 8, is a "street ninja" trick?
Only if you got a Katana and a tight hakama at the same time as learning the trick
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Old 05-07-05, 06:33 AM   #6
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I don't think this would work...aren't your lips covered by your ninja headgear?
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My dad made me practice the wax on/ wax off fighting technique on his car every other Sunday.
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I usually just carry a spare tube with me, wait until I get home, and then fill a sink with water and submerge the tube to find the hole right away.
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lips work well.
sometimes you can smell the leak too.

but i carry a spare tube so i don't have to hassle with patching on the road.
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you actually can smell the leak

but personally......i prefer to use The Force
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You guys can repair your own flats?
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I don't think this would work...aren't your lips covered by your ninja headgear?
Actually, during the winter they usually are...
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I usually able to manage just fine with a plastic bottle, some water, tin foil and a lighter and I'm all good...oh wait, wrong forum.
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lips work well.
sometimes you can smell the leak too.
I always fart inside of my tubes so that I can smell the leak later.
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the septum of your nose is a good place too. for finding holes in tubes that is..
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I don't think this would work...aren't your lips covered by your ninja headgear?
very good point. but if you summon THE FORCE like others have mentioned, this isn't a problem. your headgear magically disappears and you can almost feel the power.

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I usually use the ear, too, but I could see how high traffic areas would make that impossible.
You NEED to work on summoning the force. I never hear noise in these so-called "high traffic areas".

see: ninja reflection, achieving zen, real ultimate power
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god hates me, i have to walk home with flats.
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very good point. but if you summon THE FORCE...
wait a minute....are we talking ninjas or Jedis?
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very good point. but if you summon THE FORCE like others have mentioned, this isn't a problem. your headgear magically disappears and you can almost feel the power.



You NEED to work on summoning the force. I never hear noise in these so-called "high traffic areas".

see: ninja reflection, achieving zen, real ultimate power
i'm afraid of getting flats.. i might hear a pop, flip out, and slaughter a nearby village or something. it's hard to live with real ultimate power.
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wait a minute....are we talking ninjas or Jedis?
I don't think you have reached ninja level 7 yet. If you have, there would be no questions young grasshopper.
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*goes back to ninja traning*
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Am I the only person that dunks my tubes in the toilet?
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Last time a pirate popped my tube, I found the leak by using my sensitive lips, then I patched it with that pirate's eye patch that I took off his dead body.

When I saw him, I totally flipped out.

The power is real and ultimate, and that is braggable.

KEEE YAAAAAIIIIII!!!!!
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Wtf thread.
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Last time a pirate popped my tube, I found the leak by using my sensitive lips, then I patched it with that pirate's eye patch that I took off his dead body.

When I saw him, I totally flipped out.

The power is real and ultimate, and that is braggable.

KEEE YAAAAAIIIIII!!!!!
Dood, but how to you kill him? That's a sweet tip. Maybe you could also use his peg leg for a kickstand like he does?

fixie + kickstand = teh hotz!
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