please post your stories of roadside improvisation! it may help somebody one of these days.
got a pretty massive flat today.
good size hole. not sure what i ran over, but it went out with a bang, and with the amount of damage the tire took, i couldn't just change the tube and go. so here's what i did.
in order to prevent the new tube from being exposed to the road, i used my garage key to cut up the old one and create a sleeve(two layers) to fit between the road and the naked tube.
wrapped them around the tube...
then installed the tube like normal.
i still didn't inflate the tube to max pressure but enough to get me home without having to worry. it held up great for 20 miles, but the tire is shot.
the real heroes.
i guess i need to cut some pieces off of my old slime liners and stick those in my seat pack just for these occasions.