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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Originally Posted by jeffdeegan
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by cZa; 08-20-10 at 09:06 PM.