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Old 08-19-10, 09:36 AM   #1
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So my tube popped last night

Was riding and havent been checking the wear on my older rear tire. I ride brakeless and was skidding to a stop (little did I know my tire was worn as hell) and my tube exploded. Noise scared the hell out of me, and I had to walk my bike home like a true hipster. I learned a valuable lesson, and am out 30$ for a tube and new crap rear tire

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Old 08-19-10, 09:46 AM   #2
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By learned a valuable lesson do you mean you're buying a front brake?
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By learned a valuable lesson do you mean you're buying a front brake?
No way, by lesson learned I mean I am going to monitor my tire wear more carefully, duh!
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How many skid patches do you have?
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Old 08-19-10, 10:56 AM   #5
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How many skid patches do you have?
That's a good question. If the number of teeth on your rear cog can be divided evenly into the number of chainring teeth, you'll always skid in the same place on your tire. If you vary the number of teeth on one or the other, you'll skid in different places on your tire and your tires will last a lot longer.
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Old 08-19-10, 10:58 AM   #6
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No way, by lesson learned I mean I am going to monitor my tire wear more carefully, duh!
'Smarter than he looks, eh? :sarcasm:

Shouldn't this thread be in Foo? It has no obvious question and resembles troll bait more than anything else.

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Old 08-19-10, 10:59 AM   #7
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I rode on 1 skid patch for a while, then I switched to 48/17 which gave me 17. Only rode that for like a week though, the tires were just super old.
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Shouldn't this thread be in Foo? It has no obvious question and resembles troll bait more than anything else.
Yup.
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Old 08-20-10, 01:21 PM   #9
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How hard is it to carry a spare tube and a CO2 cartridge? Beats walking since the whole point of biking is to get there faster... I carry two tubes everywhere, and I've even used both on a single ride on more than one occasion. But I like to ride my bike so maybe that wont work for you.
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Yeah, but if your tire is worn through - like the OP stated his was - all the spare tubes and CO2 on the planet aren't going to be of any real help.
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Yeah, but if your tire is worn through - like the OP stated his was - all the spare tubes and CO2 on the planet aren't going to be of any real help.
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I learned that lesson the hard way as well. I now carry the following when im not riding on my tubulars.






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I learned that lesson the hard way as well. I now carry the following when im not riding on my tubulars.
on a side note, what do u carry on tubulars?
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on a side note, what do u carry on tubulars?
Shoes to walk in...
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Whenever I pop my tubes, I still ride home. Gonna feel hella bumpy and my rims my get thrashed, but beats walking miles.
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This thread is strictly pathetic. Participate at your own level of ambivalence.

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id rather walk than prematurely buy new rims.
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Old 08-20-10, 04:20 PM   #18
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id rather walk than prematurely buy new rims.

They only velocity chukker, they ment to be thrashed. When it dies it dies.
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I popped a tube on the track. That was scary, thought I was going to fall over while still clipped in. Scared the crap out of everyone in the paceline
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Just had this happen myself. However I have a brake and was just riding a realy worn rear. I was 6 miles in to my commute and got a flat, saw how bad my tire was and had to E-boot with my lunch money a 5 dollar bill. Had to pull it out when i got to work for lunch. went to put it in the change machine and realized i put a perfect hole in abe's head. I might pick up some park E-boots seeing as how I don't allways have money on me. Lucky I did that day the walk would have been horrible.

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I some boots from duct tape. tough as bricks
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on a side note, what do u carry on tubulars?
compound to stop leaks and co2, most likely.
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